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BA (Honours)

Accounting and Finance

Stand out to employers by gaining professional accounting qualifications alongside your degree.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) †
International: £12,750 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3/4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? N4N3
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 93% for overall satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

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Course summary

  • Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.
  • Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.
  • Complete a final year consultancy project to find a practical solution to real issues facing an external client.

Gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment and develop skills suitable for a wide range of careers. Designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, successful completion of this course gains exemptions from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations.

Student view

Watch student Faye Stringer talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching.

Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management.

Course leaders and tutors

Judy Randle
Judy Randle

My specialism is IFRS and financial accounting and I am the module leader for Corporate Reporting and joint module leader for Advanced Financial Accounting and Repor … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and final years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and enables you to build an eye catching CV. We have strong relationships with regional, national and international employers and a team of specialist staff to support and encourage you in the placement application process. We help you secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.

Previous students have benefitted hugely from placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Metropolitan Police, Morrisons, Nestle, Royal Mail and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

You could also go on a funded work placement abroad, and apply to study a non-credit-bearing language module through the University Language Scheme.

Networking opportunities

We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals housed in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to global financial professionals and you have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology.

Plus you can access information from the Financial Times for free at FT.com to ensure you're up-to-date with the latest developments in finance, economics, politics, business and management. We also organise guest speakers from accountancy practices, recruitment firms and professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, and ICAEW.


Future careers

Our graduates are well equipped for a range of careers as the course develops skills that are need by many industries in both the private and public sectors. We have a team of specialist recruitment advisors and run a range of careers and recruitment events.

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • professionally qualified accountant
  • financial or business manager
  • tax specialist
  • graduate level job that does not have specific degree subject requirement

Previous graduates have gone on to work for

  • Asda
  • Barber Harrison Platt
  • BOC
  • DLA Piper
  • KPMG
  • NHS
  • PwC
  • Virgin Media
  • Vodafone
  • Warner Music Group

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

City Campus map
City Campus map
Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

To boost your CVs, the course gives the opportunity for

  • first year students to gain the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • second year students to obtain industry recognised qualifications in SAGE (accounting software) and Microsoft Excel

On successful graduation, you can apply for exemptions from several professional accountancy body examinations.

We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to financial professionals and you have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology.


Entry requirements

UK students

We expect you to demonstrate through your personal statement an interest in and awareness of accounting and finance or some level of practical experience.

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 120 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies.

Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 Level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

You can apply for advanced entry on to this course, depending on the number of professional accountancy examinations you have passed.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Economics (Finance) Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Financial Accounting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Financial Analysis For Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Law, Corporate Governance And Ethics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Management Accounting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: The Professional Accountant Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 80%
20%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Accounting And Reporting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Financial Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Financial Risk Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Management Accounting Applications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Progressing Professional Development Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Corporate Law, Audit And Regulation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Enterprise Operations Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Corporate Finance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Corporate Reporting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Strategic Management Accounting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Financial Accounting And Reporting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Audit And Assurance Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Enterprise Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Forensic And Fraud Examination Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Mergers And Acquisitions Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Principles Of Taxation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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