Economics, Accounting and Finance Degrees and Masters

We are the first modern university in England to introduce CORE. Studying BSc Economics will enable you to develop excellent problem solving skills that will allow you to solve real world challenges. You will learn to employ different perspectives of the major economic thinkers of the last two centuries to discuss real world issues that are faced by individuals, companies and governments.

The Accounting and Finance Division has retained its accreditations from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and AIA (Association of International Accountants). Representatives from these bodies and visiting speakers from a variety of businesses attend the university regularly. You will be invited and encouraged to attend these useful events and engage in the debates.

BSc Accounting and Finance offers significant exemptions from the main professional body exams including:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

If you are seeking a career in the financial sector such as banking, personal financial planning, investments and wealth management, then BSc Banking and Financial Planning is ideal for you. This course is accredited by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulator of the financial services industry.

Our undergraduate Top Up courses are specifically designed for holders of HND qualifications or similar UK and international qualifications.

Our three year single honours programmes at undergraduate level are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Undergraduate Economics, Accounting and Finance Programmes

BSc Economics will enable you to develop excellent problem solving skills that will allow you to solve real world challenges. You will learn to employ different perspectives of the major economic thinkers of the last two centuries to discuss real world issues that are faced by individuals, companies and governments.

The course will begin by considering the practical techniques involved in accounting and finance and then continue to develop skills to critically analyse the theory behind these techniques. It will also develop the interdisciplinary nature of business and integrate accounting with broader subject areas such as economics, law and human resources.

This vocationally orientated course helps prepare you for the world of financial planning and banking and provides you with a solid foundation for future employment within this sector or for further academic study.

BSc International Accounting Top Up focuses on the global business environment and provides you with the skills you need to work in an international organisation. We will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate real organisations and effectively communicate your views and opinions.

BSc International Banking and Finance Top Up is a research driven programme focusing on contemporary issues within the challenging global banking and finance sector.

BSc Professional Accounting Top Up focuses on contemporary issues in accounting and their implications for organisational performance. 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.

Popular combinations taken with Accounting are: Business, Economics, Law or Sports Studies.

Popular combinations taken with Economics are: Business, Accounting, International Development or Human Geography.

Postgraduate Economics, Accounting and Finance Programmes

MSc Accounting & Finance (Non-Placement) provides you with the essential skills needed for pursuing high level careers in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad. Exemptions are available from main professional bodies (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)).

The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project.

MSc Accounting & Finance Top-Up will broaden your specialist knowledge previously gained at a professional level.  It is designed for AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAP or CPA Australia graduates.

 

 

  • MSc Financial and Investment Analysis (*Subject to validation for September 2020 entry)

 

 

MA  Economics for Business uses a pluralist approach and includes a Prince 2 and Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification.

 

  • MA Political Economics

 

MSc International Banking & Finance (Non-Placement) is a specialist degree covering the themes of international banking, finance, risk management, regulation and ethics, Islamic banking and investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century.

The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project.

MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership will provide you with a sound understanding of corporate governance and leadership from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives for corporates, governmental and non-profit seeking organisations. The course is benchmarked against ICSA: The Governance Institute, which means that on completion of the course you will be eligible for the award of Grad ICSA.

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