Accounting and Financial Management (Top Up)

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) is intended for students seeking a full undergraduate degree. The course lasts at least nine months and up to three years. You can study full-time or part-time to accommodate existing obligations. You’ll also be eligible for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programs. These include assistance with study skills as well as future employability, and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.

Course Length:  1 year;
Start dates:  January / April / August / September;

Accounting and financial management degrees are highly relevant to the needs of organizations of all sizes. It not only opens doors to a rewarding job, but it also helps you climb the ladder once inside.

 Using the ‘Contemporary Developments in Business and Management’ module, you can improve your personal development and knowledge base.

 Leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM), consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds TSB), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector have all hired Sunderland students (NHS).

–        Chartered accountant

–        Chartered certified accountant

–        Chartered management accountant

–        Company secretary

–        External auditor

–        Stockbroker

And more;

–        The (Top-Up) course is designed for applicants with a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma or other equivalents, or have completed the second year of a relevant degree

–        Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas

–        Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language

–        Applicants must attend an interview with a member of the admission team

–        Applicants must bring the original certificates at the moment of registration

–        Financial management

–        Strategic management accounting

–        Financial markets

–        International financial reporting

–        Managing projects. Contemporary developments in business and management

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for    the course structure.


Lectures, seminars, group projects, and e-learning are among the teaching methods used. Written exams, case studies, assignments, projects, and reports are all examples of assessment methods.

 In comparison to HND study, you will spend the majority of your time independently preparing for assessments and learning.


If you want to advance your career even further after finishing your undergraduate degree, you can apply for a postgraduate Master’s program.

Please contact Atlantic London for more information on progression.


The tuition fee for the course may differ depending on the institution you choose as well as your residency status in the UK. The course is open to both UK/EU and international students. 

Please contact us if you want to know the tuition fee for a specific course.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

If you are a UK/EU citizen or have an indefinite stay in the UK, you may be eligible for government assistance through the Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living expenses while studying, depending on your circumstances.

 Tuition fee loans are paid directly to the course provider and cover the entire cost of your course. You can also apply for a Maintenance loan at the same time to help cover some of your expenses. At the start of each term, this loan will be deposited directly into your bank account.

You won’t have to pay back the loan until one year after graduation, when you earn more than a certain amount set by Student Loan. Other grants, such as those for disability or childcare costs, are also available to students, subject to availability and eligibility.

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