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BA (Hons)

Accounting & Financial Studies

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

On Accounting and Financial Studies you’ll gain valuable insights into accounting and its varied applications in business life.

Why study with us

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    in the North West for student satisfaction
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  • You’ll explore subjects which are fundamental to understanding the financial position of an enterprise.
  • You'll have access to SAP and SAGE world-renowned software providers.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to further develop your employability by taking a 48-week paid placement, in accountancy, business and public sector environments.

What you'll do

  • You'll gain the skills and experience you need to become financially astute and make real changes – without qualifying as an accountant first. The accounting and financial knowledge you’ll gain is ideal if you’re interested in a working across a wide range of sectors. These sectors include the public sector, business and the charity sector.
  • You'll study through a combination of methods. The majority of your learning will be through assessments. Assessments develop your practical business skills such as report writing and presentations. You'll undertake some examinations, these will develop your ability to work under pressure, a skill you'll utilise in a future career in accounting and business.
  • 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. You will also be studying modules accredited by CIMA.


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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Meet Matt

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

Please note that for Year 2, the AC2300 module is not available to international students entering directly into Year 2 of the programme. The BC2002 module is compulsory only for international students entering directly into Year 2 of the programme.

For those studying in Year 3, the AC3830 module is not available to international students entering directly into Year 3 of the programme. The BC2002 module is compulsory only for international students entering directly into Year 3 of the programme.

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Academic expertise

Christine Illingworth
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Christine has taught a range of modules for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Division, bringing her experiences as an Accountant in Industry to her teaching, which students have acknowledged supports their learning and understanding of topics.

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.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

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

Future careers

This Accounting and Finance Studies degree will enable you to work within international finance. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, business or public services.

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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