A degree in finance and accounting offers valuable knowledge and skills for various careers within the business world. Whether your goal is to become a qualified accountant or explore other business roles, this degree provides a solid foundation.
Successful completion of the finance and accounting course provides the highest level of exemptions, covering a total of 9 foundation papers, for students who are already considering obtaining a professional accounting certification, such as the acca (association of chartered certified accountants).
Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem-solving and quantitative analysis.
The course syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. Students acquire practical knowledge of finance and accounting fields and essential tools and techniques through real-world content, preparing them with the abilities and skills desired by potential employers.
Full details of ACCA Exemptions below;
Completion of the following modules will give direct exemptions for;
1. Financial Auditing (MOD003377) – Audit and Assurance
2. Financial Management in Organisations (MOD003462)
3. Financial Reporting for Businesses (MOD003459) – Financial Reporting (FR)
4. Managing Business Performance (MOD003460) – Performance Management (PM)
5. Taxation for Business (MOD003461) – Taxation (TX)
Completion of our BSc Finance and Accounting course would also enable you to obtain exemptions for the following ACCA modules:
- Accountant in Business (AB)
- Management Accounting (MA)
- Financial Accounting (FA)
- Corporate and Business Law (LW)
Structure and content
See below for the modules which you will study:
- Sustainable Business in the Contemporary Environment
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Business Planning
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Business and Corporate Law
- Managing Business Performance
- Financial Reporting for Businesses
- Taxation for Business
- Sustainability in Career Development
- Financial Management in Organisations
- Executing Business Strategy
- Financial Auditing
- Undergraduate Major Project (Finance and Accounting)
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheethere.
ARU London's standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching and assessment
We will assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
During your studies, there will be the opportunity to participate in the Employability Scheme with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. This includes CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- Chartered Accountant
- Tax Adviser
- Forensic Accountant
- Accounting Technician
- Company Secretary
- Finance Officer
To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team here.
EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government-approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework