University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This degree provides a basis for a wide range of careers, including professional accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, the public sector and general management. We’ll give you the chance to get a good overview of all areas of accountancy and then focus your studies on financial services to help you succeed in your chosen field.
Every business asks different things of its accountants. You could end up being responsible for cash flow, or carrying out financial audits. So we’ll start out by giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of finance, before offering you the chance to specialise in particular areas.
Once you’ve got the groundwork in place, we’ll move on to look at financial services. This could cover anything from banking and pensions, to investments and hedge funds. In your career you might end up working on multi-million pound investments or analysing information for a financial audit, so we make sure we cover all the bases.
You’ll get a real feel for what’s behind any successful organisation – how it’s financed and managed. You’ll also have access to experts from some of the leading accounting firms in the UK. In fact, you’ll be able to work with PwC who run an annual competition in your first year. It’s an opportunity to get quality feedback on your work from top professionals.
You’ll also be able to connect with other leading international, national and local accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme. It’s all designed to help you to develop, your professional knowledge and your employability.
In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business.
Our courses provide you with a range of professional exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Year 1: This is a common first year across all Accountancy courses and comprises - Core modules: Financial Accounting; Management and Cost Accounting for Accountants; Quantitative Analysis; The Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants; Accountants in Organisations. You may then choose to specialise in an area of Accountancy.
Year 2: Core modules: Management Accounting; Corporate Reporting and Governance; Developments in Banking and Finance; Personal Financial Planning; Financial Management.
Year 3 (optional placement year): The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.
Final year: Core modules: Advanced Corporate Reporting; Issues in Accounting and Finance; Investment and Portfolio Management; Monetary and Financial Framework; Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include - Corporate Finance; International Business; Employment Law; Audit Framework; Strategic Management; Advanced Management Accounting; Tax Framework.
Assessment will include exams, group exercises, case studies, in-class tests, peer assessment individual coursework and computer-based assessment.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements: http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entry-requirements/
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/