Accounting and Finance University of East Anglia UEA


To master the language of accounting and finance is to master the language of business. That means that whatever aspect of business you go on to, the accounting and finance expertise gained on this degree will put you at a great advantage.

This degree isn’t just for aspiring accountants though. Making profit is key to any business. Understanding accounting will give you an advantage whatever sector or role you work in. So the course is also an excellent choice if you want to work in commerce, industry, financial services such as banking, investment banking, fund management or insurance, as a tax advisor, or if you want to start your own business.

After gaining a grounding in core business disciplines you will learn the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. You will then develop your understanding of business finance and accountancy, as well as contract and company law. You’ll learn how to understand, interpret and act on the financial accounts of any business. You’ll learn how to put an argument across in a way that’s relevant to the main financial drivers in that business. You’ll also learn how to use your professional judgment to understand and influence business decisions. And you’ll even have the chance to explore how accounting influences wealth distribution in society, and how politics can influence accounting.

NBS is a friendly and supportive school, with a lively and international cohort. We are in a region that’s safe and welcoming, with a thriving business innovation and enterprise community.

We are ranked 6th for Accounting and Finance in the Guardian league table 2018. We were in the top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for Finance, Marketing, Management Studies and Business Studies in the National Student Survey 2017.

Course Structure

Year 1
Across six fascinating core modules you’ll explore the essentials of modern business. This will give you an excellent grounding in not just financial accounting, business finance, and quantitative methods, but also economics, organisational behaviour, human resources management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations management. By the end of your first year, you won’t just have a firm foundation of your chosen subject, you’ll understand all the key disciplines of business. Throughout your future career you are likely to work closely with these disciplines so this understanding is extremely valuable – the accounting and finance specialists who are most able to communicate with and understand other disciplines are often the ones who go the furthest. Should you discover during your first year that your true passion lies with one of these other subjects, you are welcome to change pathways in order to focus on it – an option roughly 25% of our students take advantage of.

Year 2
After exploring all the essentials of business in your first year, you’ll move on to core modules in financial accounting and business finance in your second year, as well as choosing three optional modules from any of those offered by NBS, including modules focusing on auditing, finance, and management. This means you can start to tailor your expertise to your interests and the goals you have for after graduation. You can also study a language.

Year 3
In your third year your studies will become even more advanced as you go beyond learning about accounting and finance theories and start to critically analyse them and come up with your own ideas. Through a mix of compulsory and optional modules you will delve into the most current debates facing the financial world today. The optional modules available to you will depend on those taken in your second year.

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

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 N400
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

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 A B B Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM BTEC Public Services is not accepted.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Scottish Higher Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher B C C A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,300 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

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.