Bloomsbury Institute

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (2 Year Accelerated) Bloomsbury Institute Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Northampton


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Course summary

This accelerated degree allows you to condense 3 years of study into 2 years, thereby accelerating your accountancy career development and potentially saving you money.

It provides a quicker pathway to a career in accounting. It covers the key aspects of accounting theory and practice at degree level. It equips graduates with the crucial skills required for an entry-level position in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing and taxation, and is ideal for students who need to qualify more quickly without sacrificing standards.

This degree is the first step on the ladder to becoming an accountant. To progress, a professional qualification is also essential. Most students will go on to take a professional accounting qualification with one of the major international accounting bodies, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

This course is accredited by CIMA which means our graduates have been granted exemptions from nine CIMA modules. In addition, this course is also accredited by the ACCA and our graduates are also granted similar exemptions from nine ACCA modules. This means you can save yourself a lot of time and stress in the future, because this degree will equip you with a whole host of ready-made exemptions from the exams of the two leading professional accounting bodies in the UK.

Our students also benefit from free student membership to both ACCA and CIMA throughout the duration of their studies. This means that our students can take advantage of both ACCA and CIMA online communities and free resources and career support services relevant to their studies such as: interview tips, CV support, discussion forums, graduate vacancies, information about networking events, and career skills classes run by employers.

On this course you will undertake a rigorous and coherent study of the theory and practice of accounting and financial management and develop an understanding of how accounting and financial management is shaped by and impacts on legal, ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms.

Course details


Students complete 6 modules per year (which includes a summer term). Each module is 30 credits. See provider course page for full list of modules.

Featured Modules:
International Finance is an optional module at Level 6 that studies the rules of interactions between transnational corporations and institutions as well as other actors in the global economic order. This module aims to provide students with an overview of the global financial system and core concepts used in international finance. In particular, it aims to analyse how the international dimension of finance affects the environment in which businesses operate, and how international finance affects the decisions of the firm.

Performance Management and Control is a compulsory module at Level 6 that builds on the Level 4 module, Management Accounting, and develops management accounting theory and techniques in more detail and to a greater depth. It facilitates decision-making by developing expertise in management accounting techniques, to ensure students are competent to prepare and analyse accounting data, apply it to a range of planning, control and decision-making situations and adapt it to change. It also compares and contrasts both traditional and modern accounting and finance techniques where appropriate.

Optional modules are subject to demand.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and examinations.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 NN12
Institution code L73
Campus name Bloomsbury campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C/4 (or equivalent, or higher) also required.
A level BBB GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C/4 (or equivalent, or higher) also required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C/4 (or equivalent, or higher) also required.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma is accepted
Scottish Higher Scottish Higher is accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points English and Mathematics at Higher Level (5) required.

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to pass an interview or telephone interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11,000 * Year 1
International £18,000 Year 1
England £11,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £11,000 * Year 1
Scotland £11,000 * Year 1
Wales £11,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

UK/ EU fees are subject to confirmation.

Provider information

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Bloomsbury Institute
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Clearing contact details

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020 7388 8877

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