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BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

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

Our BA Accounting and Finance offers you the ideal preparation for a career as a Chartered Accountant. We’ve designed it so that it 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.

What do you learn in an accounting and finance degree?

We’ll give you valuable insights into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in the world of business.

You’ll develop your intellectual capacity and intellectual skills. You'll also build a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance. When you graduate you’ll be well equipped to get a job in audit, tax and accountancy businesses. As well as financial functions within other organisations.

(This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable us to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.) 

Why study with us

  • Accounting and Finance courses at UCLan are 1st in the UK for On-Track Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • You'll have access to SAP and SAGE world-renowned software providers.
  • 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

  • BA Accounting and Finance is 2nd in the North West with 90% of students satisfied with learning resources (NSS 2020).
  • You have the option of spending your second year studying at our Cyprus campus. And, 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 SAP workshops.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Accounting and Finance facilities


  • 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.

Accounting and Finance jobs 

Many of our 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. 

ACCA is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management. The ACCA qualification will arm you with the skills and experience you need to build a successful career anywhere in the world. The company has a strong presence in 181 countries. Your skills will be in demand all over the globe. 

ACCA gives you flexibility through unique option papers. This gives you a broad yet thorough set of skills. You'll get the opportunity to specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit management to accounting. You don’t have to choose your specialism until later in your studies, giving you time to decide where your interests lie.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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