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Accounting & Finance
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance

*This course can be completed part-time over 4-6 years depending on the student's individual circumstances. Part-time study arrangements are made at the discretion of the course leader.

Overview

This accredited course will equip you with a deep understanding of accounting and finance and their importance within an organisational and business context. In year three, you will be able to tailor your course by choosing modules to suit your interests and career aspirations. You could specialise in accountancy or gain a wider perspective on the role of finance in business.

You can take a paid work placement in your third year to develop and enhance your employability skills. Previous students on this course have enjoyed successful placements with Disney, Morrisons and the NHS. We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview and psychometric tests which match you to your ideal job.

You can also take advantage of our study abroad option, allowing you to study for a semester or a year at universities in Australia, Canada and Europe.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan.

See our full programme of speakers and register for a lecture here.

90.3%
Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2017

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 97% of graduates from the course are in work or further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16).
  • 93.3% of students were able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).
  • 92.3% of students thought staff were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017).

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
Level 5 entry:
Direct entry to Level 5 on successful achievement of the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 4 qualification.
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
Level 5 entry:
Direct entry to Level 5 on successful achievement of the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 4 qualification.
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Lina Dobrovolskyte

Careers

Lina Dobrovolskyte
Company Accountant H Peel and Son

MSc Accounting & Finance

“I love the flexibility Leeds Beckett offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I'm already seeing the benefits in my professional career.

Modules & learning

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Introduction to Accounting

Business Context

Data Analysis for Finance

Introduction to Financial Statements

Management Accounting

Corporate & Business Law

Financial Management

Intermediate Management Accounting

Dealing with Accounting Adjustments

Skills for Accountants

Producing & Interpreting Group Financial Statements

Managing in Public & Private Sectors

Personal Tax

Finance in Practice

Managerial Decision Making

Business Journalism

Management & Strategy

Management of Change

Advanced Financial Management

Strategic Planning & Control

Accounting Issues

Corporate Taxation, Theory & Practice

Cross-Cultural Management & Diversity

Management & Leadership Development

Reward Management

Finance & Investment Management

International Business Finance

Applied Finance for Enterprise

Leadership Strategy & Change

Business Ethics Governance & Social Responsibility

Project & Risk Management

Leading Innovation & Change

Audit & Assurance

Dissertation

Work Placement

Dave Knight
Dave Knight
Principal Lecturer
Dave spent more than 10 years working as an accountant before moving into higher education, so he can offer students both a professional and an academic perspective. He was part of the 2014 Course Team of the Year at our University's Achieving Excellence Awards and has been regularly nominated by our students in our Golden Robes awards for going the extra mile.
I'm hugely committed to higher education. At its best it's about having an experience that will change and help shape all aspects of your life - your capabilities, your working life, your friendships, your opportunities - and one that will be both hugely enjoyable and just fun.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Professional body subscription fees - For courses with professional body subscriptions, you will need to pay any necessary fees directly to the professional body.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Professional body subscription fees - For courses with professional body subscriptions, you will need to pay any necessary fees directly to the professional body.

Facilities

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Hydra Suite
    Hydra Suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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The Rose Bowl, City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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