BSc Accounting and Finance

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Key facts

UCAS code:
Start date:
September 2016
3 Years
Mode of study:
Entry requirements:
A-level: AAA + GCSE: Maths A, English Language B. Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees:
International fees:
Optional Year in Industry:
Optional Study Abroad:
Course overview

Develop a deep understanding of the way financial information is used and managed within organisations and how it is reported externally.

Completion of this undergraduate course will provide you with a mature understanding of the modern economy, the nature of business and the role accountancy and finance can play within it.

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This is an ICAEW Strategic Partnership Degree. You can progress faster to chartered accountant, with fewer exams to take.

Our BSc Accounting and Finance carries the following exemptions:

But this degree doesn't pigeonhole you, there are lots of different careers you could go into besides accountancy. Look at "Careers opportunities" below to see what else our alumni have gone on to do.

Course content

Our degrees have a modular structure. This provides the core elements you need (in compulsory modules), but with the flexibility to tailor your course to your personal interests and career aspirations (through optional and discovery modules). You can see typical modules in each of the years below. 

To help you succeed we use a variety of learning and teaching methods.

Assessment methods may include coursework, oral presentations, group reports, examinations and dissertations.

Year 1
Year 2
Final year

For detailed module descriptions, credit and assessment information please check the University Programme Catalogue. This shows what students are currently studying on this programme and provides indicative course content for 2016 entry. 

We constantly review the content of our degrees, therefore some modules may change.

Optional year

You can apply in your second year to spend your third year either in industry or studying abroad.

Find out more about our Year in Industry and Study Year Abroad options.

Career opportunities

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.

Entry requirements, applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

A-level: AAA + GCSE: maths A, English language B. Full entry requirements.


UK/EU students

All applications from UK/EU students should be made through UCAS before 15 January of the year in which you wish to study (please note applications for deferred entry to the following year are also permitted).

International (non-EU) candidates

International candidates are also required to submit their applications through UCAS. The deadline for applying is 30 June.

More about applying

Read how to apply for more about the application process.

Read entry requirements for more about qualifications and English language requirements.

Fees and scholarships

Read fees and funding for information about fees and about Business School and University scholarship opportunities.

Accounting and Finance Head Start Achievement Scholarships

How many scholarships are available?

All candidates commencing study on the BSc Accounting and Finance programme in September 2016 who obtain a total of 480 UCAS points or higher will qualify for a scholarship.

Value of the scholarships?

The scholarships are a one-off award of £3,000 and will be offered either as a fees deduction or maintenance paid directly into your bank account in monthly instalments.

Who qualifies?

Candidates will automatically qualify for a scholarship if they obtain a total of 480 UCAS points or higher from the following academic qualifications:

  • 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 (with a minimum of 35 points overall)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Certificate
  • Level 3 BTEC Qualifications
  • Level 3 OCR Qualifications (Cambridge Technical)
  • Extended Project
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma
  • IFS Diploma in Financial Studies
  • Free-Standing Maths
How do I apply?

There is no separate application process. All eligible candidates who meet the criteria below will automatically qualify for a scholarship:

  • You applied for a place on the BSc Accounting & Finance programme by 15 January 2015 and are holding a study offer.
  • You must obtain 480 UCAS points or higher in the qualifications detailed above.
  • You must be paying fees at the UK rate of £9,000.
  • You must commence study on BSc Accounting & Finance in September 2015 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 was successful?

If you achieve the 480 UCAS points, your scholarship will be confirmed by the Admissions Office by Friday 2 September 2015.

There are a lot more opportunities in finance and a lot of employers visit the university on a weekly basis giving presentations and workshops.

Caren Jacks, United Kingdom
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Leeds is a great place to study… I met new friends from all over the world - it is a great opportunity to get to know about other cultures and live in a multinational environment.

Irene Neocleous, Cyprus
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One of the best parts about the courses at Leeds was the diversity that they allow. I did such a wide range of modules that by my final year, when there were no compulsory modules, I was able to...

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