Accounting and Finance BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

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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, you will develop strong familiarity with the professional worlds of accounting and finance, and you’ll benefit from being among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students.
  • Our BSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance. We will help you to develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these skills in an accounting and finance context. You will learn how managers, shareholders and other stakeholders make decisions in organisations.
  • 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.
  • We will prepare you for a career or further training opportunities in the accounting and finance professions - in the public and private sectors or in voluntary organisations.
  • An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. If you are interested in postgraduate study, this course will prepare you for the increasingly independent aspects of further study and research.
  • The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to this degree at the end of your first year.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirement

  • 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
  • This is the same first year as the Accounting BSc so it is possible for you to transfer to that course at the end of your first year.

Year 2

  • In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific topics on accounting and finance. On the finance side you will learn the essentials of corporate finance; corporate governance and the pricing of financial futures and forward contracts. You will also learn more advanced management and financial accounting topics. The Research Methods module will help prepare you for your final year dissertation, whilst option modules will allow you to focus on subjects that particularly interest you.

Core modules

  • Accounting, Decision Making and Control
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Markets Products: Futures and Forwards
  • Financial Reporting
  • Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Business Law for Accountants
  • Plus one option module from:
  • Principles of Personal Taxation
  • Macro-Finance

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
  • Derivatives
  • Dissertation (Accounting and Finance)

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • Accounting for Non-Profit Organisations
  • Investment Management
  • Advanced Option Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance and Investment Strategies
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Technology and Financial Markets
  • 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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