How you'll learn
Throughout your time with us you’ll be taught by staff who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the accounting and finance sectors. Some have had successful financial careers prior to teaching at university; others have taught and researched in universities all their working lives. Many of our staff continue to gain first-hand experience of real world accounting and finance issues, researching for and advising top financial companies and government, so you benefit from their first-hand knowledge and acumen.
Learn more about our staff
How you'll be assessed
Your modules will be assessed using a combination of coursework, exams and tests, the mix of which will be dependent upon the modules you choose.
If you choose to take up a year abroad in your third year, it will be worth 120 credits, accounting for 12.5% of the final degree award. Assessment will be conducted by the host institution, and your marks will be translated and transferred to your programme.
Your personal tutor
From the moment you begin your studies, you’ll be allocated a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff. He or she will take an interest in your general wellbeing and academic progress, meeting you on a regular basis either individually or in a small group throughout the year.
Depending on the modules you've chosen, you will have 22 hours of teaching per week which is usually carried out by the faculty with contributions from external industry experts on certain modules.
Professional qualification exemptions and accreditation
The BSc Accounting and Finance course offers several exam exemptions from professional Accounting and Finance qualifications:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Depending on the modules you study over the course of the degree and the results you obtain, you could secure exemptions from the ACCA exams, completion of which is required to become a chartered qualified accountant.
Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
On successful completion of the Accounting and Finance course you may be eligible for exemptions from professional CIMA exams which need to be completed to gain chartered management accountant status.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
In order to become a Chartered Accountant you need to complete some professional exams set by the ICAEW. On completion of the Accounting and Finance course depending on the modules you have studied and your performance you may qualify for exemptions.
To become a CPA, you will also need to satisfy CPA Australia’s required knowledge areas and have successfully completed the CPA Program examinations and the practical experience requirement.
Professional Development Module
Our Professional Development Module is an option that offers a learning experience that will help bridge the gap between your studies and your future professional life.
Worth 20-credits in your final year, the module includes a work placement and is a great opportunity to learn in a professional setting related to your interests and your degree. You will have access to support from our dedicated Placements Team to help identify the best opportunity for you.