University of Chester

Accounting and Finance (with Professional Placement Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career by joining our top ranked, professionally accredited course. Delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy.

Your transformation from student to professional accounting graduate begins here. You will develop professional, in demand, Accounting and Finance skills through practical application and real business experiences. You will secure major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies as you progress (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA). This ensures that once you have graduated it will take you less time to become qualified as an accountant.

Student membership of CIMA is provided and all students can undertake a standalone CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at the end of first year. This is an opportunity to be awarded a professional qualification before even leaving university. Graduates are also eligible to become a member of AAT once they have acquired the relevant experience.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a one year professional placement at the end of your second year. The placement aims to develop business skills and knowledge by the application of the theoretical to practical contexts.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1, modules are all core to the course to reflect the requirements of exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.
The modules in Year 2 aim to develop your knowledge of related management areas, and enhance your skills development through a case study module. You will have the chance to undertake a year-long placement which really brings your course to life and can help enhance your graduate employment prospects.
In your final year, you will study financial accounting, management accounting and management. A case study module will aim to develop your technical and employability skills.

Assessment method

A formal three hour examination forms the major part of assessment. However other forms of assessment are also used in each module, including: coursework, reports, group projects, live case studies, presentations and practical in-session IT competency tests.


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 NN4J
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

08081642710

Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 16th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 17th August 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 18th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 19th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300