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Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree delivers a practical grounding in accounting and business disciplines. Depending on module choices, the programme can also provide exemptions towards qualifications with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA and AAT accounting institutes.

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is awarded by BPP University

Is this for you?

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree will give you a combination of technical and practical skills. Preparing you for a rewarding and successful career anywhere in the world.

You will gain exemptions towards professional qualifications with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA, and AAT depending on your choice of elective modules.

This can benefit your career and has been chosen by accountants who want a globally-recognised qualification and earn a degree at the same time. Flexible entry points also allow you to join this programme at the relevant stage, provided you have passed or hold exemptions from any ACCA Knowledge and Skill papers.

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree delivers a practical grounding in accounting and business disciplines. Depending on module choices, the programme can also provide exemptions towards qualifications with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA and AAT accounting institutes. The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is awarded by BPP...

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Course Content

Year 1 - Level 4

Compulsory

  • Professional Practice and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Commercial Awareness (15 credits)
  • Understanding Financial Statements (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 1 (0 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)

Year 2 - Level 5

Compulsory

  • Financial Reporting (15 credits)
  • Managing Financial Control (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 2 (0 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis (15 credits)
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)

Electives - Choose up to 60 credits from the below modules

  • Managing People and Projects – CIMA route (15 credits)
  • Business Taxation – ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA routes (15 credits)
  • Managing Knowledge and Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Auditing – ACCA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Business Operations – CIMA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Business Law – CIMA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (15 credits)

Year 3 - Level 6

Compulsory

  • Business Integration Project – Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 3 (0 credits)
  • Business Integration Project – Part 2 (15 credits)
  • The Accountant in Business (15 credits)

Electives - Choose up to 45 credits from the below modules

  • Performance Management – ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA routes (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Business Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Company Law – CIMA route (15 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)
  • Change Management (15 credits)
  • Theory into Professional Practice (30 credits)

Year 1 - Level 4 Compulsory Professional Practice and Ethics (15 credits) Commercial Awareness (15 credits) Understanding Financial Statements (15 credits) Business Mathematics (15 credits) Academic Skills and Employability - Part 1 (0 credits) Financial Accounting (15...

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Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study the BSc Accounting and Finance course will require 120 minimum tariff points through the following qualifications:

GCSE

  • Minimum grade 4/C in English Language and Maths or equivalent

A-Level

  • BBB or equivalent or
  • A minimum of two full A-levels and a maximum of four subjects being completed
  • General Studies is excluded from the above

BTEC Extended Diploma

  • DDM

  • A preference for a business related pathway, although others will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Access to HE Diploma

  • 60 credits overall including 45 at level 3

  • All level 3 credits must be at distinction or merit grade and equate to a minimum of 120+ UCAS tariff points

  • A preference for a business related pathway, although others will be considered on a case by case basis

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 30 points

  • Higher Level grades minimum of 5, 5, 5

AAT

Level 3 must be accompanied by

  • A maximum of three other tariff qualifications (e.g. A-levels) to equate to the required equivalent overall UCAS tariff points of 120.
  • Appropriate professional experience

Level 4

  • Will be considered via the Accreditation of Prior Learning route for entry onto Year 2 (plus two modules from Year 1)

ACCA

  • Exam passes with ACCA may enable entry part way through the programme

  • If you have completed ACCA AB-FM (previously known as F1-F9), you will be eligible to join entry points throughout the programme

Other

We will consider applicants who have:

  • Recognised qualifications in combination which equate to a minimum of 120+ UCAS tariff points
  • A recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualification
  • A recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

English entry requirements for international students

If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide proof of your ability – for reading, writing, listening and speaking in English.

The minimum entry requirements are an overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no components lower than 5.5. For details of other accepted qualifications, please click here.

If you have an overall IELTS entry score of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, you will have to attend a Pre-Sessional English course. This will help you achieve the exit score at 6.0 overall - with no components lower than 5.5.

If you have the minimum overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in any component, you will be required to attend our In-Sessional Academic Skills classes. This takes place during the first term of studies at no additional cost.

If you meet the entry criteria but do not have the necessary English language skills, we can offer you a Pre-Sessional English course prior to starting your programme. For further information, please visit our English Language Support section.

  • y - Part 1 (0 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)

Year 2 - Level 5

Compulsory

  • Financial Reporting (15 credits)
  • Managing Financial Control (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 2 (0 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis (15 credits)
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)

Electives - Choose up to 60 credits from the below modules

  • Managing People and Projects – CIMA route (15 credits)
  • Business Taxation – ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA routes (15 credits)
  • Managing Knowledge and Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Auditing – ACCA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Business Operations – CIMA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Business Law – CIMA and ICAEW routes (15 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (15 credits)

Year 3 - Level 6

Compulsory

  • Business Integration Project – Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills and Employability - Part 3 (0 credits)
  • Business Integration Project – Part 2 (15 credits)
  • The Accountant in Business (15 credits)

Electives - Choose up to 45 credits from the below modules

  • Performance Management – ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA routes (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Business Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Company Law – CIMA route (15 credits)
  • Audit and Assurance (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)
  • Change Management (15 credits)
  • Theory into Professional Practice (30 credits)

Students wishing to study the BSc Accounting and Finance course will require 120 minimum tariff points through the following qualifications: GCSE Minimum grade 4/C in English Language and Maths or equivalent A-Level BBB or equivalent or A minimum of two full A-levels and a...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
77%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
89% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
83% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
81% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
72% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
68% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
59% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
64% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
72% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
62% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
66% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
66% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
66% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
72% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
67% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
80% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
76% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
80% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
66% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
85% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
77% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
67% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
71% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
71% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Finance

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

Statistics for Accounting

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS PointsN/A

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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