Accounting and Finance University of Bedfordshire

Undergraduate

Accounting and finance play a crucial role in the management and survival of businesses and contribute to the economic growth of a country. The world needs accountants and finance professionals who can record, classify, summarise, interpret and communicate financial information necessary for making informed strategic choices for businesses to grow. These professionals will also help businesses follow correct accounting standards and comply with the law.

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance at the University of Bedfordshire will help you develop a better understanding of accounting standards and financial regulations and provide the skills and techniques needed for making informed investment decisions in dynamic business environments. This course will also help you understand the power and limitations of accountancy and financial techniques and how they complement other subject areas, particularly those which fall under the wider umbrella of business.

This course integrates a practical and applied approach to your study, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world business cases.

You will be well-placed to enter a wide range of interesting and rewarding careers within either accountancy or finance. With exemptions from the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA), this course will give you the edge in the job market.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1;
This common first year across all our accountancy courses provides you with a broad understanding of key concepts and techniques.
Core units in this year include:
Introduction to Accounting and Finance,
Business Pod

Year 2;
Along with the core elements of your degree, you will have the chance to tailor your studies to your individual interests, i.e. if you want to focus more on accounting or finance.
Core units in this year include:
Practice Weeks: Career Planning,
Intermediate Financial Reporting,
Intermediate Management Accounting,
Intermediate Financial Management,
Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation,
Project Management
Options;
Economics of International Finance (Finance Pathway),
Intermediate Auditing (Accounting Pathway),
Intermediate Taxation (Accounting Pathway)

Year 3;
You will also undertake a project or dissertation, which allows you to carry out an in-depth investigation on your chosen subject.
Core units in this year include:
Advanced Financial Reporting,
Advanced Management Accounting,
Advanced Financial Management,
Specialist Project in Accounting and Finance,
Practice Weeks: The Future You
Options;
Economic Policy in the Age of Globalization (Finance Pathway),
Economics of the European Union (Finance Pathway),
Advanced Auditing (Accounting Pathway),
Advanced Taxation (Accounting Pathway)

Assessment method

A number of different assessment methods contribute to your development and help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. Feedback will be provided in due time so it is integrated in the learning process.

Estimated breakdown of the different assessment methods:

Written 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 N391
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

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 points
Scottish Higher 96 - 120 UCAS 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 £11,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.