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Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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UCAS CODE: N420

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

This course is ideal if you’re interested in a professional career in accounting and want to maximise the number of exemptions from professional body exams.

Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies ensure you have the opportunity to enhance your future career prospects and gain up to nine exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the maximum number available, as well as exemptions from CIMA, CII, ACT, AIA, CFA, CIPFA, ICAEW and the CPA.

Our Bloomberg Trading Room – one of the largest in a UK university – will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software that is used by decision-makers in finance.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Tutorials, seminars and workshops are less formal and students will be expected to contribute to the session. Lectures are formal teaching periods that provide key content and assessment material. Group work helps to embed employability skills and it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Blackboard is used as a virtual learning environment to support study. Each module will have its own shell and will incorporate material such as; lecture slides, tutorial solutions, assessment material, announcements and pilot examination papers.

Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 42%
  • Coursework: 58%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Graduate careers

A degree in Accounting and Finance opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

from at least two A Levels.Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 105 27

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    94 42%

    91st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    57th

    49
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    68th

    23

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