This is one of the best paths into the accounting profession and combines a rigorous academic programme with technical training. Accounting and Finance at UCLan has accreditation from a number of prestigious professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You’ll develop your intellectual capacity, analytical skills and have a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting, enabling you to work in audit, tax and accountancy businesses as well as in financial functions within other organisations.
Accounting at UCLan - ranked top in the North West for student voice, 3rd in the North West for overall satisfaction at 93.6% and 3rd in the North West for making the subject interesting.
Three years, or four years with work or international placement
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 120 UCAS Points. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Pass Access to HE Course: with 120 Points
International Baccalaureate : Pass Diploma with 120 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: Grade 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent
The first year of study for this degree is common to all single honours accounting programmes, thereby giving students the flexibility to transfer between courses at the end of Year 1.
If work placement or international study is taken in Year 3, then:
Six modules per year are taken for three years. All modules, apart from 'options', must be passed with a minimum grade of 50 per cent to obtain full exemptions from ICAEW exams.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.