Professional Accounting Top-up BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
September / January

Overview Updated 11/10/2019

This programme enhances the knowledge gained through professional studies by the development of analytical and problem-solving skills, critical thinking and social responsibility in a professional accounting context.  It is a research driven programme focusing on contemporary issues in accounting and their implications for organisational performance.

The programme will enable partially qualified accountants to obtain an Honours degree by completing 120 credits of Level 6 study that extends their professional studies with coverage of analytical skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and social responsibility in a professional accounting context.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule
  • Top up your qualification to a complete a BSc (Hons)

Additional

Information

Additional support

The University and the Faculty of Business and Law will organise an extensive Online Welcome Week Induction Programme awards with supplementary input for specific groups such as international students, mature learners and direct entrants. For Overseas Student, the university offers access to English Language Support.

In the Faculty of Business and Law private one to one online meetings/tutorials can be arranged when necessary. Tutors also respond extensively to email for simple queries. In addition to the Module Tutor and Programme Leader. All contact points are named in Student Guides and provide additional layers of support for the individual.

The use of a virtual learning environment is well developed within the Faculty of Business and Law, and makes good use of an electronic Managed Learning Environment called NILE, which is based on Blackboard. The NILE system will also be used to support staff in the dissemination of best practice and to facilitate discussion and the sharing of experience in the development and management of modules and programmes.

All students have a named personal academic tutor (PAT). For the final year of the undergraduate awards, this is usually the students’ dissertation supervisor. All dissertation students receive one to one support. Changemaker Hub is also the mechanism for additional input from subjects such as that for careers.

Course Details

The programme comprises of 120 credits; Contemporary Issues in Accounting (30 credits), Research Methods (30 credits) and Professional Accounting Dissertation (60 credits).

You will study:

  • Examining emerging contemporary issues in accounting and finance such as corporate governance, environmental accounting, and Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, and their impact on business sustainability
  • Exploring existing research methods skills to design an academic project.

The two 30 credits modules (ACC3028 and ACC3029) run in the first term allowing you to build critical analysis and writing skills. You will then progress to complete the 60-credit dissertation module (ACC4008).

The delivery and assessment design of individual modules are structured to meet distance learning requirements in terms of technology-enhanced and active blended learning. The first, Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC3028) will use a flipped virtual classroom and adopt a range of team-based and case-based learning approaches. The other two modules Research Methods (ACC3029) and Professional Accounting Dissertations (ACC4008) will adopt a technology-enhanced delivery approach, making use of state of the art techniques and technologies, with access to live data, and statistical software.  There will be a strong emphasis on problem-solving and enhancing employability skills.

The modules use a variety of assessment methods and strategies. A combination of case-based reports, essays, dissertation and a research-based project to report your finding.

There is an emphasis on research, both of selecting relevant data and of determining the appropriate tools to assist with decision making. This is assessed often in the form of a case study enabling you to incorporate current issues and formulate and justify solutions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Students who have successfully completed all papers up to the professional level (ICAP CAF 1-9, ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills levels, CIMA operational and management levels, ICAN foundational and skills levels) or equivalent will be admitted into this program.

Course Content

  • Professional Accounting Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: ACC4008
    Core Module Y
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting (30 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3028
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3029
    Core Module Y

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £4,500

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £4,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

John Lowe Scholarship

The John Lowe Scholarship provides a £2,000 award to a first year undergraduate studying one of the following courses: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance BSc…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…


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Updated 11/10/2019

  • This programme enhances the knowledge gained through professional studies by the development of analytical and problem-solving skills, critical thinking and social responsibility in a professional accounting context.  It is a research driven programme focusing on contemporary issues in accounting and their implications for organisational performance.

    The programme will enable partially qualified accountants to obtain an Honours degree by completing 120 credits of Level 6 study that extends their professional studies with coverage of analytical skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and social responsibility in a professional accounting context.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule
    • Top up your qualification to a complete a BSc (Hons)
  • The programme comprises of 120 credits; Contemporary Issues in Accounting (30 credits), Research Methods (30 credits) and Professional Accounting Dissertation (60 credits).

    You will study:

    • Examining emerging contemporary issues in accounting and finance such as corporate governance, environmental accounting, and Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, and their impact on business sustainability
    • Exploring existing research methods skills to design an academic project.

    The two 30 credits modules (ACC3028 and ACC3029) run in the first term allowing you to build critical analysis and writing skills. You will then progress to complete the 60-credit dissertation module (ACC4008).

    The delivery and assessment design of individual modules are structured to meet distance learning requirements in terms of technology-enhanced and active blended learning. The first, Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC3028) will use a flipped virtual classroom and adopt a range of team-based and case-based learning approaches. The other two modules Research Methods (ACC3029) and Professional Accounting Dissertations (ACC4008) will adopt a technology-enhanced delivery approach, making use of state of the art techniques and technologies, with access to live data, and statistical software.  There will be a strong emphasis on problem-solving and enhancing employability skills.

    The modules use a variety of assessment methods and strategies. A combination of case-based reports, essays, dissertation and a research-based project to report your finding.

    There is an emphasis on research, both of selecting relevant data and of determining the appropriate tools to assist with decision making. This is assessed often in the form of a case study enabling you to incorporate current issues and formulate and justify solutions.

    Additional

    Information

    Additional support

    The University and the Faculty of Business and Law will organise an extensive Online Welcome Week Induction Programme awards with supplementary input for specific groups such as international students, mature learners and direct entrants. For Overseas Student, the university offers access to English Language Support.

    In the Faculty of Business and Law private one to one online meetings/tutorials can be arranged when necessary. Tutors also respond extensively to email for simple queries. In addition to the Module Tutor and Programme Leader. All contact points are named in Student Guides and provide additional layers of support for the individual.

    The use of a virtual learning environment is well developed within the Faculty of Business and Law, and makes good use of an electronic Managed Learning Environment called NILE, which is based on Blackboard. The NILE system will also be used to support staff in the dissemination of best practice and to facilitate discussion and the sharing of experience in the development and management of modules and programmes.

    All students have a named personal academic tutor (PAT). For the final year of the undergraduate awards, this is usually the students’ dissertation supervisor. All dissertation students receive one to one support. Changemaker Hub is also the mechanism for additional input from subjects such as that for careers.

  • Students who have successfully completed all papers up to the professional level (ICAP CAF 1-9, ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills levels, CIMA operational and management levels, ICAN foundational and skills levels) or equivalent will be admitted into this program.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Professional Accounting Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: ACC4008
      Core Module Y
    • Contemporary Issues in Accounting (30 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3028
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3029
      Core Module Y
  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £4,500

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £4,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    John Lowe Scholarship

    The John Lowe Scholarship provides a £2,000 award to a first year undergraduate studying one of the following courses: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance BSc…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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