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Accounting and Finance De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The aim of the Accounting and Finance programme is to provide a degree based upon sound theoretical study that recognises accounting finds its ultimate expression in practice and consequently seeks to develop skills in application, analysis and problem solving. This ensures it is directly relevant to the needs of the accounting profession and consequently offers an extensive range of exemptions from globally renowned professional bodies that are highly regarded by employers.

Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA
opportunity to gain exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, AIA, ACT and CPA, allowing you to gain a professional qualification at an accelerated pace*
- ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software
analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading
- Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies
providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
- Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work
generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto
- Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies
such as Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group, Walt Disney, GE and the NHS
- 97.7% of our students in work or further study
within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16)
- Graduates employed by globally renowned organisations
such as HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Vauxhall and BP

*Students will benefit by having less examinations to complete to gain a professional qualification. Consequently both the time involved to progress through the professional examinations and the cost incurred will be reduced.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting
Global Financial Issues
Introduction to Law
Management Accounting
Professional Communications
Quantitative Methods

Year 2
Accounting Standards and Theory
Company Law
Decision Management
Financial Reporting
Management and Strategy

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Business Taxation*
Corporate Finance*
Organisation Management**
Global issues in Strategic Financial Planning
Business Intelligence using Excel

Year 3
Advanced Decision Management
Advanced Financial Reporting
Audit and Assurance

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Advanced Corporate Finance*
Advanced Corporate Taxation*
Forensic Accounting
Governance and Sustainability
International Business Taxation
International Developments in Accounting
Liquidity and Financial Risk Management
Managerial Development and Control
Public Sector Accounting and Finance

  • ACCA exemption module
    ** CIMA exemption module

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 21%
Coursework: 79%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N420
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels.

Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent.
English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees for September 2020 are subject to confirmation. Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH


Course contact details

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Business and Law Admissions Team

0116 257 7458