Northumbria University, Newcastle

Accounting and Finance (Top-up) Northumbria University, Newcastle Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle


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This course will allow you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in one year, while benefiting from all that Northumbria University and the city of Newcastle has to offer. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques.

The course includes specialist modules that cover financial reporting analysis, strategic management accounting, and international financial management. The course provides an excellent foundation for jobs in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership. One in six of the UK’s top 100 chief executives started out with a finance or accounting degree.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. We’re also undergoing a full re-accreditation process with EPAS who require some of the highest levels of relevance, rigour and internationalisation.

Course details


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

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 N77
Campus name Main Site
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 Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Standard entry requires a BTEC/HND/foundation degree in Business and Finance (Accounting) at merit level. Alternatively, the following professional qualifications will also be considered:

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (level 4) plus a minimum of one year's relevant work experience
CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
ACCA Professional Stage Part 2 completion
ICAEW Certificate Stage completion
Relevant Foundation degree or equivalent UK/Overseas qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 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

Some courses have additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee. These may be, for example, to cover printing and photocopying; for additional specialist equipment, materials or clothing/footwear; for books; for field study or placement visits or membership of professional bodies. It is important to consider these additional costs when planning how you will use your money. You will be advised of additional costs in your offer letter but you can also find out more on the ‘Money Matters’ pages of our website. If your course involves either a mandatory or optional placement (sandwich) or study abroad then you will need to pay a reduced tuition fee for this year. For 2018 entrants this has been set at 20% of the full tuition fee for the placement (sandwich) and 15% of the full tuition fee for study abroad. You can apply for funding to cover this cost from your student finance provider.’

Provider information

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Northumbria University, Newcastle
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Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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