Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 17/10/2018

The accountant has become a key player in the provision of management information to enable successful decision-making, planning and control in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad. Accounting is more than just a computational skill and we intend to develop your ability to analyse and to evaluate real-life situations and effectively communicate your views and opinions.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional Work Placement Year.
  • Exemptions from the main professional body exams.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take 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 support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Course Details

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.

There is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates holding an Accounting and Finance degree, especially those that will be part professionally qualified. This course will prepare you for work in any of the key accounting fields of auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, budgeting and taxation. A career in accounting offers you the flexibility to work in industry, commerce, the public sector or even private practice.

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

 

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. In addition, you should hold Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. We welcome international applicants.

If you have professional qualifications such as AAT (Level 4), IFA, AIA or CAT, you can be considered for direct entry into stage two of the degree.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

 

Course Content

The first stage of the course will lay the foundation for future study. You will study the basic elements of accounting and finance and develop spreadsheet and numerical skills, research, referencing and academic writing skills. You will also learn more about the role of the accountant in business and the fundamental aspects of Business and Company Law.

  • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1015
    Core Module Y
  • Financial Skills and Numeracy (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1012
    Core Module Y
  • Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1001
    Core Module Y
  • Cost and Management Accounting (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1002
    Core Module Y
  • Economic Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECN1006
    Core Module Y
  • The Accountant in Business (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1009
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 will be confirmed in Spring 2019, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • optional work-based learning placement year
  • proven student support system
  • specialised pathway
  • significant exemptions from professional body exams

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Accounting and Finance MSc

Management MSc

Economics MSc

 

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

Additional costs
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

However, we do ask that students pay a £10 deposit to hold their place on the Manchester United trip which is refunded to you after the event.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
International Foundation Fees: £9,400
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

Additional costs
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

However, we do ask that students pay a £10 deposit to hold their place on the Manchester United trip which is refunded to you after the event.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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 £1,500.  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…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 17/10/2018

  • The accountant has become a key player in the provision of management information to enable successful decision-making, planning and control in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad. Accounting is more than just a computational skill and we intend to develop your ability to analyse and to evaluate real-life situations and effectively communicate your views and opinions.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional Work Placement Year.
    • Exemptions from the main professional body exams.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • 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.

    There is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take 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 support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates holding an Accounting and Finance degree, especially those that will be part professionally qualified. This course will prepare you for work in any of the key accounting fields of auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, budgeting and taxation. A career in accounting offers you the flexibility to work in industry, commerce, the public sector or even private practice.

  • A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. In addition, you should hold Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent. We welcome international applicants.

    If you have professional qualifications such as AAT (Level 4), IFA, AIA or CAT, you can be considered for direct entry into stage two of the degree.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

     

    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

  • The first stage of the course will lay the foundation for future study. You will study the basic elements of accounting and finance and develop spreadsheet and numerical skills, research, referencing and academic writing skills. You will also learn more about the role of the accountant in business and the fundamental aspects of Business and Company Law.

    • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1015
      Core Module Y
    • Financial Skills and Numeracy (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1012
      Core Module Y
    • Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1001
      Core Module Y
    • Cost and Management Accounting (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1002
      Core Module Y
    • Economic Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECN1006
      Core Module Y
    • The Accountant in Business (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1009
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 will be confirmed in Spring 2019, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Accounting and Finance MSc

      Management MSc

      Economics MSc

       

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    Additional costs
    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

    However, we do ask that students pay a £10 deposit to hold their place on the Manchester United trip which is refunded to you after the event.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    International Foundation Fees: £9,400
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    Additional costs
    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

    However, we do ask that students pay a £10 deposit to hold their place on the Manchester United trip which is refunded to you after the event.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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 £1,500.  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…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour