BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Studies will provide you with a valuable insight into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in business life. It includes subjects which are fundamental to an understanding of the financial position of an enterprise and equally importantly examines other disciplines which recognise that business success cannot simply be measured in financial terms.
The course recognises the challenges and limitations encountered by placing excessive reliance upon financial information as the major source of information for business and personal decisions. The subjectivity and flexibility which underlies much financial and management information is examined and their consequences explored.
You will also have the option to study your second year at our Cyprus campus.
Take advantage of the optional 48-week paid placement within industry in Year 3. Providing a great opportunity to experience the real work and put theory into practice in a professional business environment.
This course provides a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies for students interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. It would also be of interest to those seeking to service these industries, such as a career in information systems development. The course can provide the education, skills and experiences needed by financially astute professionals, with these professionals able to go on to make real changes and contributions to businesses, without qualifying as an accountant first.
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.
Full-time: Three years; Part-time: 6-9 years. Modules will be timetabled between 09.00 Monday and 18.00 Friday over the standard Academic Year
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma : Distinction*, Distinction
Pass Access Course: with 106-112 points
International Baccalaureate : Pass Diploma with 104-112 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
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
*AC2300 is not available to international students entering directly into Year 2 of the programme
**BC2002 is compulsory / only for international students entering directly into Year 2 of the programme
*AC3810 is not available to international students entering directly into Year 3 of the programme
**BC2002 is compulsory / only for international students entering directly into Year 3 of the programme
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.