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Course Essentials

Do you want to work in accountancy or finance? Our professional undergraduate qualification in Accounting and Finance has been designed with your career in mind. On successful completion, you will be equipped with essential financial and management accounting skills, as well as a strong, broad and practical knowledge of the world of finance.

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This course is ACCA accredited:

Arden’s BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is an ACCA accredited programme.
Successful completion of this degree carries maximum exemption to ACCA Membership (papers F1 to F9).

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N10F
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (ACCA)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in Maths and two other subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

This course will provide you with key skills in financial reporting and management accounting, and knowing how to apply these to inform good financial decision making in real business situations.

Modules you will study are:

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Developing personal and management skills
  • Business Maths
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Managing Information Systems

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Business Law
  • British Tax System
  • Accounting and Audit Framework
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Decision Making

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • Audit
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics
  • Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues
  • Research Methods & Dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments
Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. However, to comply with ACCA requirements a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination.

Other methods of assessment include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with mock examinations and tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the Course Specification.


Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

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Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Careers Impact

Upon completion of this undergraduate qualification, you will be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued to many employers.

Some roles you might consider are:

  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Investment Banking
  • Broker
  • Tax Advisor

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our postgraduate programmes, such as:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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