BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting

This three-year programme is designed to equip you for a successful career in the accountancy profession or financial sector, or for a financial role in industry or government. The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree is specifically designed for those students who wish to go on, after graduation, to become a qualified accountant in order to pursue a career, either in professional practice, or in corporate finance. A degree  in accounting and finance has long been viewed as an excellent grounding for a career in business, regardless of whether you intend to become a professionally qualified accountant or not.

What you need to know about Finance and Accounting

This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-­world business situations. For students that are already considering undertaking a professional accounting qualification, the degree has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions (9 foundations papers in total) from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. This enables students to gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance tools and techniques together with the wider understanding and real-world insights required by all finance professionals.

This programme also delves into various aspects of business operations, from the challenges of managing people, processes and customers to the way organisations operate within a global political, legal and social environment. The demand for qualified accounting and finance professionals continues to grow internationally. The course offers you a route into the financial professions, as well as fostering skills that are vital to a range of careers in business. This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-world business situations.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

There is a wide range of career opportunities for graduates, including both public and private sector. This course is ideal if you are planning to obtain a professional qualification after graduation and become an accountant, or if you wish to pursue a career within accounting, finance or banking sector.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Director/Manager
  • Accounting/Accounts Supervisor
  • Accounting Vice President
  • Assistant Director Of Finance
  • Audit Supervisor
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst/Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Accounting/Financial Officer
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Contracts And Financial Compliance Manager
  • Controller
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Payroll Manager/Analyst
  • Director Of Financial Operations
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Company Secretary
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Stockbroker
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Management Consultant
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Retail Banker
  • Financial Consultant/Analyst
  • Financial Assurance Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Budget/Financial Analyst
  • Senior Cash Management Analyst
  • Financial Engineer

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Business Planning
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • The Accountant in Business
  • Business and Company Law
  • The Economic Environment

Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Managing Business Performance
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Taxation for Business
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting/Decision Making
  • Accounting Software and Models
  • Financial Environment

Year 3

  • Financial Management in Organisations
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Auditing
  • Major Project
  • Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Audit and Forensic Investigations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting Project

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

Assessment

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting

BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting | The fields of accounting, finance & economics have developed considerably in recent years and today’s graduates are expected to have a range of skills that transfer into a business environment. As such our degrees have been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need in any organisation, large or small. On the BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting degree you’ll acquire accounting skills and legal knowledge, enabling you to pursue a career in either profession or to combine the two. To be a successful accountant, you’ll need an understanding of the law, while commercial lawyers often operate in accounting and financial environments.

What you need to know about Law and Accounting

The Law and Accounting degree combines two of the most business critical functions, allowing you to develop both accounting skills and legal knowledge. The aim of this degree is to produce professionally focused graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting and law. The intellectually stimulating degree addresses the broader aspects of the business organisation and management culture, while also providing an insight into corporate and consumer legislation, corporate regulation and other legal aspects of business and enterprise. You’ll learn from practicing lawyers, business leaders and leading academics and will gain a solid understanding of the accounting and legal professions, opening doors for a multitude of career paths.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting course will equip you with a real understanding of how legal considerations have an impact on virtually every aspect of management activity.  You’ll study both academic and practical aspects of the law, which as well as preparing you for a possible legal career, will give you many skills that are highly valued in other occupations outside of the law. Alongside the law modules, you’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.

Graduates who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the accounting profession can take advantage of a ‘fast track’ agreement with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Subject to passing the required combination of courses on your degree, you will be exempt from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

The demand for graduates with accounting and law backgrounds is strong, both in large accounting firms that have forensic departments and/or litigation departments and from legal firms, in particular from those firms that specialize in corporate law. However, this degree will also be of interest to those who wish to pursue different areas of accounting (for example auditing, taxation, insolvency, etc.) and of law (as knowledge of business and taxation issues influence legal advice given about probate, divorce settlements, etc).

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Funds Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Banker
  • Legal Advisor
  • Accountant
  • Investment Manager
  • Taxation Advisor
  • Insurance Claims
  • Management
  • Civil Service Manager
  • Teacher
  • Asset Leasing Manager
  • Equity Trader
  • Compliance Officer
  • Academic lecturer (3rd level)
  • Barrister’s Clerk
  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Finance Analyst
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Software Consultant

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Professional Studies & Quantitative Techniques
  • Law for Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Basic Statistical Techniques

 

Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Torts
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Equity & The Law of Trusts

 

Year 3

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Auditing
  • Major Project
  • Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Company Law

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

Assessment

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England                 

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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