University of Wolverhampton Business School

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

A BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree gives you the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a wide range of accountancy, business management and finance roles. 

A BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree gives you the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a wide range of accountancy, business management and finance roles. 

Award
BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024,13 January 2025
UCAS Code
N400
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (6 years),Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School
University of Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

92% of students felt that they benefited from learning opportunities

NSS, 2023

A BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree gives you the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a wide range of accountancy, business management and finance roles. 

This course has been designed to incorporate internationally recognised skills from professional accounting and finance bodies, giving you a head start in qualifying as an accountant. You’ll learn essential theory through taught academic study, as well as practical training in the use of accounting software. You’ll also develop key analytical, report writing and further employability skills designed to help you to better adapt to the rapidly changing work environment.

All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year, providing valuable workplace experience in an accounting or finance role to significantly improve your employability upon graduation. During your studies, you will have the opportunity to meet with accounting and business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events.

Accredited by professional accounting bodies

The University of Wolverhampton partners with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in their Advantage programme, which provides final-year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership. This gives all accounting and finance students the chance to benefit from enhanced career prospects, discounted fees, and access to the global ACCA community, offering practical assistance with your studies and future career.

Note, any fees payable to the ACCA will be in addition to the tuition fees quoted above.



This provides enhanced employment opportunities in the financial sector, providing a fast route towards gaining a professional accountancy qualification. Specifically, through exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

These accountancy qualifications are internationally recognised, giving successful students the opportunity to broaden their accounting careers on an international scale. The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance award will also enhance career prospects in the fields of Banking, finance, financial services and business management.

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance course can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study.

What's unique about this course?

  • This course has been designed to incorporate internationally recognised skills from professional accounting and finance bodies, giving you a head start in qualifying as an accountant.

  • All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year, providing valuable workplace experience in an accounting or finance role.

  • The University of Wolverhampton partners with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in their Advantage programme, which provides final-year students an accelerated path to ACCA membership.

What happens on the course?

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is designed to give you a head start in your career, with the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need to follow your ambition of becoming an accountant, finance professional or business manager. 

You’ll develop skills and experience in a variety of ways. Our Business School provides students with the opportunity to thrive both academically and professionally, setting you up for success in your future career. The full-time course option is taught over a 3-year period and split into 18 core modules. These cover everything from essential accounting and finance skills and an introduction to business law, right through to financial management and auditing. 

Studying accounting and finance with the Business School gives you a head start in your career by offering:

Professional body exemptions - The course provides the opportunity to gain exemptions for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This can increase your employability as you will be a significant way towards becoming a fully qualified accountant.

Internships - Gain valuable work experience in an accounting and finance role with an internship. We offer the opportunity to take an internship (sandwich placement) as part of the programme of study. You’ll receive full support in preparing and securing internships from our dedicated support team.  

Study abroad - You can choose to undertake one semester or a full year to study our accounting and finance course abroad. Our Business School partners with several EU countries, giving you the opportunity to gain a professional accounting and finance qualification abroad as part of your programme of study.  

Work with real managers and mentors - We give students the opportunity to work with real accounting and finance managers. This enriches your studies with workplace experience. Gain experience through company projects, guest lectures, and site visits as well as  short internships or full year-long sandwich placements. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.

Develop real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop in-demand business skills. You’ll learn everything from IT skills and project management to team working and leadership. You can also gain valuable employability skills through volunteering. 

Careers support and guidance - We’re passionate about helping students succeed in their careers after graduation. Our Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award is  designed to help you enhance your CV and interview skills. Combined with internship and work experience opportunities, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance at Wolverhampton prepares our students for employment on graduation.

Develop entrepreneurial skills - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business, but ongoing support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

On completion of this course, graduates can explore careers in areas such as the following:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation
  • Audit
  • Investment banking
  • Financial analyst, planners, and advisors

working for companies and sectors such as banking, insurance, multinational corporations, NGOs, national and local governments, international financial institutions such as IMF, World Bank, IFC etc.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Benefit from a supportive professional study environment. Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:

Tutors who know about business - Tutors on this programme have experience as practising managers, worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management to ensure that what you learn is current, leading-edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.

A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students. Your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you support, whether pastoral or study advice, when you need it.

Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside the classroom.

Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this involves choosing to study abroad, taking an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.

Programmes informed by professional bodies - University of Wolverhampton Business School has strong links to professional bodies and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards, and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.

Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

Upon completion of our accounting and finance course, you will:

  1. understand a wide range of accounting and financial skills used in management and accounting, using digital and other methods.
  2. critically evaluate financial and non-financial accounting information and use this to identify solutions to accounting and financial issues.
  3. communicate a wide range of financial and non-financial information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  4. demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, including initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making.
  5. have the confidence and ability to undertake further training as an accounting or finance professional.
  6. develop skills in independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of accounting and finance concepts and principles. You’ll also develop knowledge of the underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • GCSE Maths at grade C+ / 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics 

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

Plus Either

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Consideration will be given by the School to applicants with Accounting experience

 

"The teaching was fantastic throughout the course. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and experienced, they are excited about their subject area and they have time for you. Extra workshops were provided for struggling students, which gave us the opportunity to improve."

Nicola Faulkner, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Graduate

"The standard of lectures was high, with the majority of lecturers having previously been in practice or industry before moving into education. They were able to bring real-world examples into the classroom.

"The University put great emphasis on teamwork, but as well as being able to work as a member of a team and make presentations as a group, I am also at ease with working on my own, managing my own workload, and meeting set deadlines. 

"By the time I had completed my degree, yes I was sad to be leaving University, but I also felt ready to enter the workplace. Over my time at Wolverhampton, I have really grown in confidence and feel I have developed as a person."

Peter, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Graduate 

Find out about alumni Andria Athmou who graduated in 2016 and is now a payment coordinator. 

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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