Course Title: BSc Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: N420
Duration: 3 Years Full Time
Entry Requirements:AAA at A level. Plus GCSE Maths grade A and English Language grade B. See entry requirements for full details and 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.

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.


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 discovery 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.

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 Year Abroad options.

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.

Picture of Dragos Manta: Accounting and Finance student

Dragos Manta

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.

Read more of Dragos's profile

Accounting and Finance Head Start Achievement Scholarships

How many scholarships are available?
All candidates commencing study on the BSc Accounting & Finance programme in September 2015 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 15th 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 successful?
If you achieve the 480 UCAS points, your scholarship will be confirmed by the Admissions Office by Friday 4th September 2015.