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The University of Law Business School Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year
The University of Law Business School Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year

4 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 *

On-Campus

* 2023/2024: UK - £9,250 per annum; International - £16,700 per annum London, £15,900 non-London

Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of accounting and finance, and in particular, who are looking to pursue a professional career in accounting. It seeks to give students a learning experience that allows them to develop proficiencies that create effective accounting professionals in today’s changing business environment.

The curriculum and learning and teaching strategy are complemented by guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increase their employability skills for the future. Year 1 provides you with a good understanding of the foundations of accounting and finance alongside the fundamentals of business. Years 2 and 3 give you in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.

The program provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a professional career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development, and significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities.

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year

Want a degree designed to boost your professional career in accounting?

Promoting independent learning and built around increasing your employability skills, this course begins with the foundation of accounting and finance alongside business fundamentals, going on to deliver in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.

This full-time course is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus; face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing, and feedback.

This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in accounting, finance, audit, and taxation, and acts as a foundation for further study in accounting or finance at the postgraduate or professional level.

Optional Placement Year

New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real-world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.

Course Requirements

Year 1 Entry:

BBC at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.

Non-standard information

Non-standard entry route B:

Please note this route is only available for applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa to study with the University:

Applicants who do not possess BBC at A Level or equivalent will instead be invited to a formal interview along with three years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV along with two work references. Applicants must still display the appropriate level of competence in both English Language and Mathematics.

International Entry:

Year 1 Entry:

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance

This degree is designed for those with an interest in accounting and finance.

During the first year, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and finance. Years two and three will explore how organizations use accounting and finance practices to make sensible predictions and sound business decisions in an ever-changing business landscape.

As part of the curriculum, in addition to your accounting and finance knowledge, you’ll also develop the skills demanded by today’s business employer including critical analysis, leadership, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

Recognized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), successful completion of this undergraduate degree will exempt you from nine ACCA papers, accelerating your career ambitions.

Alternatively, you’ll also be well placed to continue your studies within the field of finance and accounting by undertaking courses such as:

  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
  • MSc Financial Risk Management
  • MSc Financial Compliance and Governance

Placement Year (Subject To Approval)

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real-world skills to launch your career.

So how does it work?

Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then do not worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International Office for specific advice and guidance.

Course Structure

Year 1: 31 study weeks

  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analysis
  • Finance

Year 2: 30 study weeks

  • Ethics and Regulations in Finance and Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Business Law 1
  • Management Accounting for Business

Placement Year Optional

  • Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.

Year 4: 30 study weeks

  • Global Leadership and Change Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Audit
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Course Information

Assessment

Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects, and exams.

Structure

This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

How to Apply

Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

Fees

2023/24

  • UK - £9,250 per annum INT - £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 per annum (non-London)
  • Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £3,350 (INT - London), £3,200 (INT - non-London).

2024/25

  • UK - £9,250 per annum INT - £17,550 per annum (London), £16,700 per annum (non-London)
  • Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £3,500 (INT - London), £3,350 (INT - non-London).

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