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Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Coventry University
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
January 2022

September 2022

January 2023

September 2023
Coventry University

Program description

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Understanding the financial world can lead you down many potential future career paths, and a degree in Accounting and Finance can give you the best start.

If you are interested in current financial issues and are considering a potential future career in either accountancy or finance, this course lets you sample the essentials of both disciplines to help you choose which interests you most.

Since almost every management job requires an understanding of budgeting and financial administration, this course can open up much broader potential future career options as, upon successful completion, it will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in accounting and finance within a business context.As part of our focus on your potential future career options, we will also aim to help you to develop the skills often quoted by employers as lacking in graduates including critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, and IT skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on our Trading Floor, which is equipped with 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals and a variety of industry standard software, allowing you the opportunity to explore how to put theory into practice.

Admission requirements

UK students


A-Level applicants are required to have three A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

International students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Year one


  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Statistics for Finance and Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Law for Business
  • Academic and Employment Skills

Year two


  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Management Accounting
  • Professional and Academic competencies
  • Principles of Financial Investment.

Optional modules

Choose one of the following modules:

  • Economics of Banking and Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Principles of Taxation.

Placement year


  • Work Placement Module
  • Placement / Study Abroad

Final year


  • International Finance
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Project

Optional modules

Choose three of the following modules:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Analysis

Program delivery

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Tuition fees

  • UK students : £9,250 per year.
  • International students : £15,000 per year.


On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complex and dynamic global business environment in which accounting operates including awareness of interdependencies between the regulatory, legal, ethical and economic frameworks.
  • Identify, extract and interpret data from a variety of financial and other numerical sources using appropriate financial analysis techniques and an appreciation of statistical concepts.
  • Record and summarise transactions and other global economic events; prepare financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements; and show awareness of the contexts in which accounting data and information is processed and used by different stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial needs of business entities, an appreciation of how theory and evidence may be used to guide practice; the workings of capital markets; and the relationships between risk and return.
  • Critically evaluate a range of contemporary theories, models and concepts in accounting and finance, and synthesise these to devise optimal strategies for entities.
  • Apply critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, including critical analysis and evaluation of data, drawing reasoned conclusions to formulate effective strategies for individuals or organisations.
  • Use contemporary information and communications technology for the acquisition, analysis and communication of information.
  • Effectively communicate and present quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and findings in a form appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Evidence effective critical self-reflection, ethical awareness, intercultural awareness and well-developed interpersonal skills including numeracy, global networking, collaborative problem-solving and effective time management.

Career opportunities

Our past graduates have gone on to work in a number of roles including trainee-chartered accountants, finance assistants and financial advisors.

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Coventry University

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a high-quality education provider and a focus on applied research. The students of Coventry University's students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health,...

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Coventry University

Priory St
CV1 5FB Coventry

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