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Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview
If you're an EU or international student and want to top up your diploma in accounting to degree level, this top up BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management top-up degree course is for you.

You'll build on your previous studies, developing analytical, technical and commercial skills that are sought-after in business. You'll develop your English language ability alongside other international students and emerge with the qualities you need for roles in areas such as accounting, financial analysis and stockbroking.

Accredited by
This accounting and finance degree course is accredited by the following professional accountancy bodies: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia.

Through the above, you can get exemptions for accountancy qualifications, reducing the number of exams you'll have to sit to become a Chartered Accountant.These accreditation's prove to employers that your qualification has given you the skills and experience to excel professionally in this field.

What you'll experience
On this top up degree course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers

  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of accountancy and finance management that interest you most and match your career ambitions

  • Be exempt from professional body accounting examinations (for example, ACCA) when you complete certain units successfully

  • Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data

  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios

Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

You could work in an accounting firm or larger company to complete your accountancy training, use your expertise within the financial sector or branch out into a more general management position.

**What jobs can you do with an Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) degree?
Previous students have gone on to roles such as:

  • management accountant

  • financial analyst

  • management consultant

  • stockbroker

  • finance manager

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course details

Modules

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Modules currently being studied:

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:

Financial Reporting
Operational Management Accounting
Financial Management
Financial Markets and Institutions
Corporate Governance, Financial Crime, Ethics and Controls

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

Accounting Packages and Information Systems
Financial Markets and Institutions
Personal Finance
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Principles of Operations and Marketing Management
Taxation

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:

Accounting for Strategic Management and Control
Advanced Financial Accounting
International Financial Management or auditing
Advanced Financial Management

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

Dissertation
Work-Based Financial Project
International Accounting
Independent Study for Accountants module

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course if you're eligible to work in the UK.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your CV.

Learning support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

academic writing
note taking
time management
critical thinking
presentation skills
referencing
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a mental or physical disability, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) can give you help, support and advice so you can reach your potential.

Support with English
If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free English for Academic Purposes programme to improve your English further.

Teaching
Teaching methods on this course include:

lectures
seminars
workshops
tutorials
practical sessions

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

analysis of topical case studies
written reports
essays
presentations
self-led project or dissertation
group work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 NN34
Institution code P80
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
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Not accepted

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 120 first year HE credits.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54.0 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISE Pass Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,900 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

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,400 Year abroad of a language course £2,400. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

Provider information

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University of Portsmouth
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Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP


Clearing contact details

University Admissions Centre - Clearing

023 9284 8000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

​​Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,


Course contact details

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University Admissions Centre

023 9284 5566