University of Bedfordshire

Accounting University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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The degree course for you if you seek a career in accountancy or an accounting function in business, and offers the maximum ACCA exemptions available at undergraduate level. Practise using the latest technology, then proceed to advanced study of financial and management accounting, taxation, financial management and auditing. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) awards exemptions from its F1 to F9 papers for those students successfully completing relevant units. You will enjoy and benefit from the modern facilities of the University of Bedfordshire Business School and its innovative methods of teaching. In Year 1 you will study in our unique Business Pods alongside your students on other courses taught in the Business School giving you insight of the variety of business roles that exist, and to the relationship of the accounting role to these. You will undertake integrated project-based work where the role of accounting and accountants is set within the wider business context. As you advance in your studies you will explore core elements of accounting in detail, through units on financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management. In your final year you will investigate contemporary issues in accounting through a specialist project – ensuring your knowledge is up to date and that you have developed skills for lifelong learning.

Course details


Year 1;
This common first year across all our accountancy courses provides you with a broad understanding of key concepts and techniques. What you learn in the first year will prepare you to undertake more advanced study in the following years.

Core units in this year include:
Introduction to Accounting and Finance,
Business Pod

Year 2;
In the second year you will begin to explore in more detail the core elements of your degree.
Core units in this year include:
Corporate and Business Law,
Intermediate Auditing,
Intermediate Financial Management ,
Intermediate Financial Reporting,
Intermediate Management Accounting,
Intermediate Taxation,
Practice Weeks: Career Planning,
Project Management

Year 3;
In the final year, you will undertake a project, which allows you to carry out an in-depth investigation into a topic or issue of your choosing.
Core units in this year include:
Advanced Auditing,
Advanced Financial Management,
Advanced Financial Reporting,
Advanced Management Accounting,
Advanced Taxation,
Practice Weeks: The Future You,
Specialist Project In Accounting

Assessment method

Our Business School is committed to a practical and applied education. A large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to carry out accounting in practice, which many students prefer because of the applied approach.

Different assessment methods contribute to your development and help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. Feedback is provided promptly to give you the maximum benefit as part of your learning process.

Estimated percentage breakdown of the different assessment methods:

Formal Examinations: 40%
Coursework, Essays, Reports: 40%
Portfolio: 10%
Presentations: 10%

Professional bodies

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

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • International Accountants, Association 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 B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points
A level CCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma 96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 96 - 120 UCAS tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,650 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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