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Accounting and Finance, BSc

Lancaster University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Lancaster
English
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Program description

Accounting and Finance, BSc

Use your love of numbers to gain a sound technical knowledge and understanding of the business world.

Learning from leading academic researchers and experienced practitioners in the field, the degree offers the perfect blend of theory and practice, taking you to the heart of key questions such as: ‘Why do some companies excel and others go bust?’ and ‘How can profits go up while share prices fall?

We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career, offering flexibility and the opportunity to specialise your studies based on your strengths and interests.

The degree is accredited by globally-recognised accountancy bodies (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and CPA Australia). This provides graduates with exemptions from many core professional examinations, depending on your module choices, and means, on graduation, you will be further along the route to qualifying as an accountant than many of your contemporaries.

In your first year, you study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies, and discover more about economic issues such as inflation, costs and pricing.

Second year core subjects include auditing, financial accounting, risk management, corporate finance and management accounting for business decisions. You can also select from courses such as law, management decision making and advanced finance topics. Your third year builds on this knowledge while offering specialist options such as ethics, investments and taxation.

Throughout, you learn from academics whose global perspectives inform government and regulators, and from practitioners with experience of running businesses and working in accounting and finance.

Admission requirements

Grade Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall (inc 16 points from 3 HLs)
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year1

Core

  • Future Global Leaders: Sustainability Across Business
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics B
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative methods for accounting and finance

Year2

Core

  • Accounting Information Systems and Auditing
  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance 1
  • Management Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Accounting

Optional

  • Business Law I
  • Introduction to Asset Pricing
  • Techniques for Management Decision Making

Year3

Core

  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance 2
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Accounting II

Optional

  • Accounting and Finance Project
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Business Law II
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Financial and Risk Management
  • Investments
  • Issues in Auditing
  • Professional Ethics
  • Professional Financial Analysis
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Taxation

Tuition fees

  • For UK students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £21,900 per year

Career opportunities

All our Accounting and Finance degrees prepare you for a wide variety of careers in business, with many of our graduates working with professional firms and financial institutions, as well as large commercial and local government organisations. Roles include trainee accountants, finance managers and banking advisors.

Your degree will also equip you with highly desirable transferable skills which have helped recent graduates find work in the fields of financial customer service, IT support and marketing and communications. Several graduates have also continued their academic studies and embarked on Masters Degrees.

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Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...


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Welcome to Lancaster

For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.

We set high standards, and we challenge, pushing people to new heights. But we also support, guiding people through their studies, research and careers.

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Lancaster University is among the best in the UK, in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2021 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We also have a TEF Gold rating for teaching and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. We're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

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Lancaster is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation.

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Lancaster University, Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
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