BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Our Accounting and Finance degree will prepare you for a successful career in the accounting profession.

Why study with us

  • This course covers the same content as some of the chartered accountancy exams. This means that you can be exempt from professional body exams, enabling you to become a professional in a shorter amount of time.
  • You'll have access to SAGE, a world-renowned software provider.
  • This course is accredited by 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).

What you'll do

  • Meet and learn from industry professionals in our networking sessions. Our 'Making It Count' network will introduce you to industry-leading companies and individuals. These networks will enhance your learning experience and further your career prospects.
  • Our network offers work placements, summer, internships, employer events, mentorship programmes, careers advice and more. In your third year you’ll get the chance to put theory into practice by taking on a 48-week paid industry placement in the UK or overseas.
  • You’ll also get the opportunity to attend practical Sage and Excel workshops. These workshops will help aid your future employability as they are valued by both local and national employers.
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I secured a year long placement within audit at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. I’m looking for a career in audit, after graduating, so this experience was amazing and gave me real practical experience.
Accounting student Matt Allen wearing an orange t-shirt stood in front of a blue background
Matt Allen
Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons)
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Accounting and Finance undergraduate degrees


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.


  • This course is accredited by the ICAEW, which ensures that members have the skills, knowledge and influence to help build economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.
  • This course is accredited by the CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants, which provides relevant training and finance qualifications for business.
  • This course is accredited by the ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, who provide a gateway to careers in accountancy, finance, business and management.
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Academic expertise

Susan Lewis
Senior Accounting and Finance Lecturer
School of Business

Susan teaches predominately on the Accounting (ACCA) masters degree programme. She specialises in Strategy and Financial Reporting. Susan continues to work in industry on a consultancy basis allowing her to reflect up to date real world issues in her lectures.

Steve Singleton
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
School of Business

Steve is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and has over 20 years experience of preparing students for the rigours of the professional accountancy exams as well as in the higher education field. He specialises in Strategic Business Management and Taxation …

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

Industry Links

  • We've been awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) in recognition of our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy. The SBC is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools.

What can I do with an accounting and finance degree?

Many of our accounting and finance degree graduates go on to become professional accountants. They also work as finance officers in industry, commerce and the public sector. Others have become managers and consultants at medium and large enterprises.

Our former students have worked for leading businesses. These include BAE Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Hewlett Packard. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Business

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