BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)
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By 2050, the UK alone will need around 80,000 additional accountants (Onrec, 2021), making accounting and finance skills highly desirable.
The BSc Accounting and Finance programme will help you build all-round business knowledge, with additional expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques. The course provides excellent preparation for a career in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership.
The BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance programme has been designed specifically to provide you with first-hand experience of financial market facilities and the chance to touch real-time data taught by experts from the accounting and finance industry.
The programme makes use of appropriate technologies to support and enhance your learning experience. These technologies include an online learning platform that provides access and supporting learning materials, where appropriate lecture capture is used to support and review your learning. Additional materials include an online reading list and guidance and direction for your independent learning.
Response to Covid-19: our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.
Graduates of this programme are well placed to progress into accounting and finance roles, including training contracts with leading accounting practices. After your studies, you will be able to head-start a career in accounting and finance, both in the UK and around the world. Typical jobs include:
This programme will boost your employability outcomes by providing you with a key set of sought-after skills. At Northumbria, you will develop critical reflection, self-learning, collaboration, curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in sustainable and ethical ways.
Graduates of this programme will also be ready to specialise further through postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance related Master’s programmes in UK or abroad.
|Academic entry criteria||English language requirements|
|Year Two (Level 5)||Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business and management-related field||IELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5 (or approved equivalent)|
|Year Three (Level 6)||BTEC HND/Foundation Degree or equivalent in a related subject*|
*If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard. If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average. Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to one of the following will also be considered: DipHE, any Level 5 award such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ.
Level 4 (Year One) entry: If you have good High School Grades or equivalent and IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5, you can apply to study the International Year One.
Non-standard entry: Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.
Students with good high school grades (or equivalent), joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One.
Students holding a Level 4 qualification in a business and management-related field, can directly join the programme on the Year Two (Level 5).
This module will support your transition into UK higher education by developing your specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies and communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community.
In this module, you will learn how to effectively manage your studies; how to find appropriate information, develop your academic voice across different communication styles and grow your critical and ethical skills.
You will examine the process of recruitment and selection, and be supported in the production of CVs, cover letters and the use of psychometric tests to ensure that you make an impactful application to any employer.
This module introduces research methods and analysis, including topics such as study design, participant selection, data collection, data handling and storage and presentation of research findings.
You will learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods, covering key techniques including focus groups to collect data, supported by analysis methods including content analysis and thematic analysis. You will also learn to use a range of appropriate software tools, including Excel and SPSS.
In this module, you will learn about the lifetime financial planning process, how to save and build an effective investment portfolio, the impact of personal taxation, how to obtain a mortgage, how to manage debt, how to plan for retirement and even how to manage an estate.
With a focus on both personal and professional outcomes, you will develop the key skills of a financial advisor. As part of your assessment, you will have the chance to prepare a financial plan for a client, based on comprehensive case studies.
This module allows you to learn about business decisions in the context of contemporary digital business examples. You will consider strategies, such as the subscription models used by Spotify, and online marketing tools used throughout the customer journey.
You will develop an appreciation of core metrics that allow businesses to assess their marketing success in real-time. You will also have the chance to explore how supply chain systems are designed to meet the challenges of today’s digital business.
This module will provide you with the knowledge and numerical and problem-solving skills that will boost your employability within any business environment. You will be able to assess the performance of a business’s profitability, solvency, financial structure and working capital management by analysing and interpreting their financial statements.
You will also be able to make decisions in relation to both short- and long-term decisions and decide how to use budgets for planning and control purposes. You will also be able to deal with risk and uncertainty in a decision-making situation.
All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2022/23. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England (for eligible home students). For more information, please visit our dates & fees page.
Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.
The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.
Information for international students
Northumbria University is committed to providing the best possible experience to all our students. To ensure you secure your place with us, we require our international students to pay a deposit towards their fees. More information can be found here.
Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.
Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this undergraduate programme.
All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
Enquire now to find more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or a Home student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.
UCAS applications – UK/ Home students
To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:
Institute UCAS code: N77
Course UCAS code: N421 (level 6), N422 (level 5)
Find out more about applying through UCAS here
Direct applications – international students
We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol on your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.
You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.
|Apply for September 2023|
|Year One entry*|
*Please note: to join the first year of this programme you’ll need to apply to the International Year One in Business.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.
At Northumbria University London we welcome applications from disabled students and are committed to ensuring an equal and accessible application journey. Your application will be considered on an equal basis to all other applications. Please contact us if you require any assistance. This website is continually optimised to adhere to accessibility best practice guidelines; tools to assist users with specific accessibility requirements have also been provided. More information is available in our accessibility statement.
UK/Home Fee: £9,250 per year
International Fee: £19,000 per year
Entry points directly onto Year 2 and 3 available
IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent
1-2 years (depending on entry point)
September 2023, January 2024Next application deadline