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Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

Education with the personal touch

Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

Duration: 3 years full time. With an optional placement year, 4 years. Course fees: £9,945 per year* *These fees apply if you are starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Start date: September UCAS Code: N400

Why choose this course? This degree is designed to ensure that when you graduate, you will be eligible for significant exemptions from a number of professional accounting bodies. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement year. This element of the course is designed to enhance employment prospects.



Introduction to Management Accounting

Law for Accounting

Managing Performance in Operations

Financial Accounting

Employability and Personal Development

Financial Management


Management Accounting

Principles of Taxation




Market Economics and Mathematical Concepts



Introduction to Financial Accounting



What you’ll cover Developing Professional Business Skills

How you’ll learn The programme has been designed to give you the basic knowledge, background and skills during your first year. In your second year, you will learn more advanced techniques and be introduced to some more advanced specialisms within the accounting subject. In your final year, you will be tackling complicated accounting and ethical issues and will work more independently.

Your career There is always a demand for accounting graduates. Our past students have gone on to work for local public practices, multinational accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world. We've designed the degree so you get significant exemptions from a number of the professional accounting bodies. This shortens the time required for you to become a fully qualified member of your chosen professional body.

Optional placement year


Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698.

This degree equips you with a sound knowledge of accounting and business which will enable you to take up a management position in industry and commerce, or become a professional accountant. You'll be offered an accounting curriculum that is up to date, vocationally relevant and reflects the complex and challenging nature of the accounting and business environment.


Entry requirements: Academic – 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification.

About the course

Management Accounting – Performance Evaluation



Where you will study: Derby Campus – Kedleston Road site

Financial Strategy


Additional information You will be assigned a personal tutor to assist you throughout the degree who will ensure that you maximise the opportunities provided by personal development planning. All of our accounting lecturers are professionally qualified with years of experience in different aspects and areas of accounting and are always available to help you with your career and development options.

What you’ll cover During the first year you will be introduced to the key concepts of accounting, economics and law. The second year will see you learning more advanced techniques and specialisms in accounting, broadening your analysis and application of techniques in different sectors. The final stage will see you

Issues in Global Business & Corporate or Accountability

Independent Study

applying the skills you have learned to much more complicated scenarios, exploring and developing alternative approaches to accounting problems and ethical and global issues.

Options Stage Two ▪ Audit & Assurance ▪ Innovation & Knowledge Transfer Stage Three – Semester 1: ▪ Developing Employability from the Placement Experience ▪ Financial Statement Analysis ▪ Business & Personal Taxation Stage Three – Semester 2: ▪ Investing & Financial Markets ▪ Financial Reporting Theory

Get in touch Faculty of Business, Computing and Law Reception E: T: +44 (0)1332 591896

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

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