Course Title: BSc Accounting and Finance
Please note that the entry requirements above are for 2014 entry. If you are an international student applying for 2013 entry please see 2013 equivalent qualifications.
BSc Accounting & Finance offers you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the way financial information is used and managed within organisations and reported externally. Completion of BSc Accounting and Finance provides a mature understanding of the modern economy, the nature of business and the role accountancy and finance can play within it.
This is an ICAEW Strategic Partnership Degree.
Fast track your career
Our degree offers the maximum of 9 exemptions available from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), along with the maximum 8 from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), and a further 7 from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means you can progress faster if you wish to become a chartered accountant as you have to take fewer exams to become qualified. But this degree doesn't pigeonhole you, there are lots of different careers you could go into not just accountancy, take a look at the Careers tab below to see where else our alumni have gone onto.
Find out about our 'Head Start' Achievement Scholarships for UK students by clicking on the tab below.
NSS 2012: ranked 2nd amongst Russell Group accounting degrees for overall student satisfaction
Our degrees have a modular structure. This provides the core elements (compulsory modules) you need but with the flexibility to tailor your course to your personal interests and career aspirations (optional and elective modules). Use the above tabs to view typical modules for BSc Accounting and Finance by year and click on the module titles for further information on each. Also, find out more about our modular approach on the learning and teaching page.
Learning and Teaching
We use a variety of methods in order to help you succeed. Find out more about learning and teaching at Leeds University Business School.
Your work will be assessed using a variety of methods, designed to showcase your knowledge and strengthen your skill set. Assessment methods may include coursework, oral presentations, group reports, examinations and dissertations.
|Compulsory Modules||Elective Modules|
|Economic Theory and Applications||Modules chosen from other subject areas|
|Mathematics and Statistics for Business and Economics 1|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|Introduction to Management Accounting|
|Personal Tutorials for Accounting and Finance|
|Foundations of Finance|
|Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules||Elective Modules|
|Corporate Finance||Industrial Economics||Modules chosen from other subject areas|
|Financial Accounting 2||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|Management Accounting 2||Mathematics for Business and Economcis 2|
|Business Skills for Accounting and Finance||The Football Business|
|Statistics for Business and Economics 2||Business Economics|
|Financial Mathematics 2|
|Introduction to Econometrics|
|Financial Mathematics 3|
|Business and the Legal Environment|
|From Study to Work|
|Introduction to Health Economics|
|Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules||Elective Modules|
|Critical Cases in Accounting and Finance||Leadership and Performance Management for Accounting and Finance||Modules from another subject area|
|Advanced Accounting Theory||International Banking & Finance|
|Advanced Finance||Behavioural Finance|
|Plus one of the following:||Business Ethics|
|Financial Analysis||Auditing and Information Systems|
|Dissertation||International Business Finance|
|Auditing and Assurance Services|
|Financial Markets and Institutions|
|Credit Risk Management|
|Principles of Taxation|
What kind of job can you get?
A large number of graduates have of course become qualified accountants but there are a variety of options available to you as a graduate. For example, recent graduates have gone on to work as Retail and Investment Bankers, Management Trainees, Civil Servants, Brokers, Auditors, Finance Analysts, Insolvency Administrators, and Tax and Business Advisors.
How will we help you get there?
We have a wide range of careers support and opportunities available for you to make the most of. Discover more about our careers services .
Exemptions! By passing specific modules you can obtain the maximum possible exemptions from ICAEW and ACCA exams and papers as well as 7 more from CIMA. That puts you a step ahead of other graduates. For further information please download: Exemptions for graduates of the accounting programmes.
Right from the start, my coming to Leeds signalled to me the beginning of something great. Being an EU student I encountered a different culture to my native one. That is one of the benefits of coming here: the very diverse and inclusive environment.
Dragos is a second year Accounting and Finance student from Romania.
Accounting and Finance Head Start Achievement Scholarships
What is it?
The award is £2,000 towards the cost of tuition fees or accommodation or cash for your first year.
You will qualify automatically for the ‘Head Start’ Achievement Scholarship if you attain at least 480 UCAS points made up of the following academic awards (you must also meet the conditions as detailed in How do I Apply below):
• GCE Advanced (‘A’) Levels, including Critical Thinking and General Studies
• GCE Advanced Subsidiary (‘AS’) Levels in a subject not offered at ‘A’ Level
• Scottish Advanced Higher
• Scottish Higher in a subject not offered at Advanced Higher level
• Welsh Baccalaureate
• Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)
• International Baccalaureate (a min of 360 points to come from 3 Higher Level certificates).
• Cambridge Pre-U Certificate
• BTEC Extended Diploma
• OCR Extended Diploma (Cambridge Technical)
• Extended Project
How do I apply?
There is no separate application process. All eligible students who meet the criteria below will be automatically awarded the first year scholarship;
1. You have chosen BSc Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School as your 'Firm' choice.
2. You must achieve 480 UCAS points or above in the qualifications detailed above.
3. You must be a UK resident student paying tuition fees at the UK rate.
4. You must commence study on BSc Accounting & Finance in September 2013 and be fully registered at the University of Leeds as an undergraduate student under the relevant University degree regulations and the General Regulations of the University.
When will I be told if I am successful?
If you achieve the 480 UCAS points, your scholarship will be confirmed by the Admissions team by the 7th September.
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