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Accounting and Finance BA Honours

Course content
Our three-year degree (four years with the work placement option) covers the key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Business Law. You will also choose from an extensive range of modules that explore the broader business environment, and gain an understanding of the pivotal role of accounting to the success of organisations across the globe.

What will you gain?
You will develop a set of transferable skills to support you on your career journey, such as advanced analytical thinking and problem solving. You will learn how to work effectively in teams as both a leader and collaborator and become a confident communicator both written and verbally, ensuring you can communicate effectively in a business environment. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the UK taxation regime and its practical application in professional settings.

Modules

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Financial Data Analysis (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Management Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Financial Business Environment (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Accounting Information Systems (15 credits) – Compulsory

Year 2

  • Applied Financial Accounting OR Advanced Financial Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Applied Management Accounting OR Advanced Management Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Business Law (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional
  • Operations Management (30 credits) – Optional
  • Financial Project Management (30 credits) – Optional
  • Personal Financial Behaviour (30 credits) – Optional

Year 3

  • Accounting Theory (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) – Compulsory
  • Taxation (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Corporate Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Audit and Assurance (30 credits) – Optional
  • Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) – Optional
  • Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional
  • Investment Analysis (30 credits) – Optional
  • Advanced Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Optional
  • Corporate Accountability (30 credits) – Optional
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) – Optional
  • Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional