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BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

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

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Accounting & Finance)
  • 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.


Academic expertise

Susan Lewis
Senior Accounting and Finance Lecturer
Steve Singleton
Senior Lecturer
Gill Baker
Senior Lecturer
Christine Illingworth
Senior Lecturer

Entrepreneurs in Residence

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

Industry Links

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
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 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

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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