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Course summary

The world of business and finance is ever changing and companies need to stay competitive to survive. Our Accounting and Finance degree will equip you with the skills to thrive in this challenging and rewarding environment. Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research. The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making. And you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice. Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate. We also strongly encourage our students to undertake work placements, particularly with accounting firms or in finance roles with other businesses. This degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities. Some graduates may go on to set up their own accounting firm, while others will move into careers with established firms.


Foundation year: Business Performance; Business Simulation Project; Communication in the Digital Age; External Business Environments; Managing People for Planet and Profit Year one: Economics and Law for Managers; Introduction to Financial Accounting; Financial Management; Introduction to Management Accounting; Personal Taxation; Professional Accountant Toolkit Year two: Management Accounting; Advanced Management Accounting; Fintech and Digitalisation; Financial Reporting; Business Taxation; Business Research Methods Year three: Advanced Financial Reporting; Auditing and Assurance; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Term Project

Assessment method

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group).

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Accounting and Finance (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS