Accounting and Finance (Top-up) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a top-up version of our Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

This degree will help you on your way to becoming a qualified accountant but also opens up opportunities for alternative rewarding careers in finance.

More about this course

The course encompasses a broad range of topics, including accounting and financial theory. In addition to developing your academic and research knowledge, you'll learn to use a range of business and accounting software, such as Excel, Oracle and Sage.

You'll be taught by lecturers who have accumulated an impressive level of academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. Occasionally, distinguished external speakers are invited to make presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business-related issues.

Our vibrant accounting and finance community of students and academics will support you in reaching your career goals. We organise events where you'll have the opportunity to meet with accounting and business professionals, enabling you to create a valuable network for your future career.

Assessment

There are a variety of assessment tools used in the core modules, including essays designed to showcase your writing skills and presentations designed to prepare you for the job market.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code N402
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:

  • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree (FdA/FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
  • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Issues and Controversies in Accounting and Finance
  • Assurance Services
  • International Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Personal Finance
  • Project Management

After the course

Opportunities for qualified accountants are extensive and our graduates have found work with companies such as Angel Finance, the BBC, Grant Thornton, Hays Agency, Hartley Fowler LLP, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Royal Opera House.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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