(BSc Hons)

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Years
Course Code:

Course Award

Course Award:
Bachelor of Science
Ratified By
University of Chester

Course Entry

Course Commencement date:
Entry Requirements:
See Below

Pave The Way For A Successful Career in Accounting & Finance by Developing Technical Knowledge & Employability Skills on our Top UK Professionally Accredited Course

A top UK professionally accredited degree, delivered by accounting specialists.

Our specialised degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical application of accounting and finance theory. The content is designed to allow you to gain major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies in the UK (ICAEW/CIMA/ACCA/CIPFA) in order to enhance your employability and potentially reduce the time to full qualification as an accountant.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete, unless your course has the option of a sandwich year placement, in which case you could gain a year’s professional work experience in a company or organisation.

Year 1

In Year 1 (Level 4), you will be introduced to the key areas of knowledge and skills relating to accounting and finance. Modules are all core to the course to reflect the requirements of exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.


  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Law and Ethics
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Personal and Business Finance

Hours: 228 scheduled, 912 independent

Assessment: 83% written exam, 2% practical exam, 15% coursework

Year 2

In Year 2 (Level 5) you will develop the areas studied in Year 1, with the aim of consolidating learning in the core areas of study, whilst also meeting the requirements of the accounting bodies. The modules studied in this year aim to develop your knowledge of related management areas, and to enhance your skills development through a case study module.

  • Financial Accounting 2 – Financial Operations
  • Management Accounting 2 – Performance Operations
  • Organisational Management
  • Case Study 1
  • Principals of Marketing and Human Resource Management
  • Learning in the Wider World (Optional)
  • Enhancing your Employability through Work Based Learning (Optional)

Hours: 216 scheduled, 828 independent, 156 placement

Assessment: 71% written exam, 4% practical exam, 25% coursework

Year 3

In Year 3 (Level 6), you will study at an advanced level the continuing themes of financial accounting, management accounting and management. A case study module aims to further develop your technical and employability skills, and you are able to select some modules on the basis of their suitability to your proposed chosen career.

  • Business Dissertation (Optional)
  • Strategic Finance and Accounting (Optional)
  • Auditing (Optional)
  • Financial Accounting 3 – Financial Management
  • Management Accounting 3 – Performance Management
  • Taxation (Optional)
  • Case Study 2
  • Project and Relationship Management
  • International Financial Management (Optional)

Hours: 216 scheduled, 984 independent

Assessment: 75% written exam, 3% practical exam, 22% coursework

The modules given above are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time for reasons which include curriculum enhancement, staff changes, student numbers, improvements in technology, changes to placements or regulatory or external body requirements.

The timetable for September 2018 Degree in Accounting and Finance will be online shortly.

Our BSc Degree in Accounting and Finance is offered both during the daytime and on evenings from September 2018 to May 2019.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

How to Apply

Apply online, or for further information, Please call the College on 1850 25 27 40, or email

Irish/EU Students

Course Fee: €3,950

International Students

Course Fee: €5,950

Follow on to Postgraduate studies

As this is an internationally recognised level 8 degree, students may progress from this course to a level 9 Masters degree and further to phD.

Reasons to Choose this Course


Our highly ranked course is from the 14th out of 110 UK universities for course satisfaction (The Guardian University League Tables 2017). The course is also highly rated by students with overall student satisfaction consistently above 90% and above the average for the sector (National Student Survey).


Our course has the maximum exemptions available with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and significant exemptions from CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy). Graduates are eligible to become a member of AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) with relevant experience.


Students have the option to sit a CIMA exam at the end of the first year. If successful, students will be issued with a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (subject to ongoing approval)

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