Accounting BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

accounting-bsc

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By

ACCA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
At Leicester, our Accounting and Finance courses benefit from a distinct combination of research-informed and professionally accredited knowledge, techniques and skills. You will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students.
  • Our BSc in Accounting will provide you with a solid, practical foundation and relevant, technical and intellectual competence in accounting and related forms of financial expertise. You will learn the skills, expertise and analytical competence necessary for working as an accountant in the accountancy profession, in industry or in the public sector.
  • You will develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these in an accounting context. You will learn how accountants work with managers, shareholders and a wide range of other stakeholders in a variety of different organisations and help them make informed decisions.
  • Our accounting degrees offer you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ICAS, dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules.
  • The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting and Finance BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to this degree at the end of your first year.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. 
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: Maths at grade B (5) plus English Language at grade C (4).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths, grade 4 in HL Maths or grade 6 in SL Maths Studies/Applications and Interpretations if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDD, Diploma in Business preferred.
  • Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
  • Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • In your first year you will learn about the foundations of finance, accounting, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your final year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years.

Modules

  • Accounting and Finance in Context
  • Foundations of Economics
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting Theory
  • Introduction to Management for Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • Maths and Statistics for Accounting and Finance

Year 2

  • In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific areas of accounting. You will learn the essentials of corporate governance, financial reporting and the principles of personal taxation. You will also choose option modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests.

Core modules

  • Principles of Personal Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Accounting, Decision Making and Control
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Business Law for Accountants

Choose one option module from:

  • Macro-Finance
  • Principles of Business Taxation
  • Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Final Year

  • In your final year you will study a range of core advanced modules, including your dissertation – a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one support from an academic tutor. You will also choose from a selection of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests.

Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Audit, Assurance and Ethics
  • Dissertation (Accounting)
  • Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Investment Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Accounting for Non-Profit Organisations
  • Management Science
  • Technology and Financial Markets
  • Professional Ethics and Critical Theory
  • Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year Abroad or Year in Industry (optional)

  • On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year 
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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