University of Westminster, London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This course will give you the key accounting and ﬁnancial skills employers are looking for, as well as broader business and management expertise. You will develop a detailed knowledge of the applied aspects of accounting, together with the team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and commercial awareness which companies need in a complex global business world.
These skills and knowledge will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as ﬁnancial and management accounting and other closely related fields. You can develop your career in the private or public sector, and the course will help your progression to professional qualiﬁcations. The course provides exemption from up to 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The course has also been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Many graduates also undertake further study, proceeding to a Master’s degree in accounting or ﬁnance.
The course offers ﬂexibility in the accounting areas in which you might choose to specialise. There is an emphasis on international developments in accounting and ﬁnance, and an opportunity to study a foreign language at each credit level.
You will be also able to develop practical skills through the use of accounting software such as Sage, and the Financial Market Suite (FMS). The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions.
Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, exercises demonstrating the use and application of accounting techniques, and problem-based and blended learning (including group work in first and second years) designed to engage your interest. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, case studies, and in-class tests as well as time-constrained exams.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||120 - 136 points|
|A level||BBB - AAB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DDD|
|Access to HE Diploma||120 - 136 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English Language|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted on its own.|
We are happy to consider applications that reflect a mixture of Level 3 qualifications (such as BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and A Levels) as long as they are equivalent to our standard entry requirements. We also typically expect 4 or above (Grade C under previous grading system) in GCSE Maths and English. Please contact us with any queries regarding entry requirements, as we may be able to accommodate your qualifications.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component|
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|