BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting

BPP University's Professional Accounting degree (N400) will give you a practical grounding in accounting and business disciplines and can quicken your journey to becoming exam qualified with the ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA institutes. Above all, we focus on the practical real-life application which is underpinned by academic theory and research, preparing you for success in the UK or abroad. You’ll be supported by experienced practitioners and award-winning learning materials throughout your degree, to ensure you get the most from your studies.
 
The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree is recognised by the key accounting institutions so that students may claim exemptions from the professional qualifications. 
 
The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme Details


Locations*
London CityManchester
Study Options UCAS Code Start date Fees (per year)
3 years; 2 years accelerated; part time N400 (3 year)
N401 (2 year)
September, January
and May
2014-15 from £6,000
Delivery Mode Duration School Subject Area
Classroom, online 2-6 years BPP Business School Accounting
Exemptions Funding Available Scholarships Pathway
Yes Yes Yes Yes
*Subject to demand. Please note programmes/modes may not run at all locations

Key Information

  • Studying full-time, you can speed up the time it takes to qualify as a professional accountant
  • Maximum number of exemptions from ACCA professional exams
  • Benefit from BPP Partner in Learning status with the ICAEW
  • Multiple UK study locations
  • Taught by experienced business and accounting professionals and academics
  • Flexible payment options allow you to spread the cost
  • Exemptions include CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW ACA professional qualifications
  • The fastest NEW route towards becoming a qualified accountant. We are including a free top-up of professional examination papers worth up to £5,000*

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Your degree

BPP University's BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree gives you a combination of technical and practical skills – preparing you for a rewarding and successful career. Taught by tutors with many years' experience, it makes use of case studies, with seminars designed to replicate real-world scenarios.

More details about the programme can be found in the programme specification handbook.

Leave University with all your accountancy examinations completed - available for the first time ever in UK

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree offers the fastest NEW route towards becoming a qualified accountant. We are including a free top-up of professional examination papers worth up to £5,000*, meaning you can complete the remaining papers needed to become a qualified accountant from CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW (ACA) at no extra cost when you graduate from our BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree. *Click here for more details on this top up offer

Teaching for the real world

This degree is led by tutors and lecturers from both professional and academic backgrounds. Their experience gives you valuable insights into the different areas of business accounting.

We also have links with many professional accounting organisations – helping you to network and connect with practitioners and firms. Thanks to our Partner in Learning status with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), you'll be given access to a range of professional events, advice and materials to support your learning and kick-start your career.

Fast-track your career

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To become a qualified accountant or begin a career in finance, there is a range of specific industry qualifications that you may wish to obtain. The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree programme has been created with this in mind so when you graduate, you'll already have completed some of the steps to achieving further certification.

Exemptions

Depending on your module choices you could apply for exemptions from several key assessments. With a BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree, you could gain exemptions for up to eight of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA professional level qualifications – a big benefit for potential employers.

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has recently granted BPP University's BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting the maximum number of exemptions. Taking the degree could exempt you from papers F1 to F9, giving you a head start on your accountancy career.

Study Options

You can study full time on the traditional two-term per year basis and complete your degree in three years. Or you can accelerate your learning by studying three terms per year and complete you degree within two years.

Alternatively, if you wish to combine study with work or other commitments, you can choose to study on a part-time basis, with completion of your degree in four or more years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also if you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa) or change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loan Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Preparing you for industry

The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting programme combines academic rigor with a practical focus. The BPP University team is comprised of experienced accounting and business practitioners and academics, ideally positioned to put accounting and business in a practical context.

You'll have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations given by a wide variety of potential employers – as well as network with practitioners at special events and career fairs.

This real-life emphasis means you graduate equipped with the practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you the competitive edge in your career.

Specialist careers advice

BPP University's specialist careers service offers you invaluable one-to-one support. From advice on applying for jobs and internships, to intensive coaching for interviews and guidance on research on potential employers; careers support is available from the moment you accept your place on the programme and up to a year after you graduate.

Virtual learning support

To help you get the best learning experience, we provide high-quality facilities and technology. BPP University's Virtual Learning Environment – our student intranet – features a variety of resources and revision aids, including interactive modules, podcasts, videos and multiple-choice tests.

As with all our undergraduate programmes, we'll help you sharpen your competitive edge. We want you to graduate with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful career – in whatever area of finance you wish to enter.

Key Information Sets about this programme

 

Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students. Find out more about KIS

Modules

The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree is made up of 360 credits from the modules listed below.

You must complete all the compulsory modules, plus options totalling 135 credits.

Core modules allow you to focus on an application of core employability skills in a business context. In particular, you will develop the ability to:

  • Undertake technical accounting training
  • Analyse financial information
  • Construct arguments on real business evidence

Please note that modules run subject to demand, therefore all modules may not run in all locations.

Level 4 – Certificate of Higher Education

Term 1 (all core)
Commercial Awareness 15 Credits
Professional Practice & Ethics        15 Credits
Understanding Financial Statements 15 Credits
Information for Business Decisions 15 Credits
Business Economics 15 Credits
Mathematical Skills for Business 15 Credits
Financial Accounting 15 Credits
Management Accounting 15 Credits

Level 5 – Compulsory

Financial Reporting 15 Credits
Managing Financial Control 15 Credits
Business Law 15 Credits
Audit & Assurance 15 Credits
Business Taxation 15 Credits
Academic & Research Skills  0Credits
Elective Modules
Entrepreneurship 15 Credits
Business Operations 15 Credits
Knowledge Management & Information Systems 15 Credits
Managing People & Projects 15 Credits

Level 6 – Compulsory

Contemporay Issues & Research 15 Credits
Business Strategy 15 Credits
Business Integration Project 30 Credits
Elective modules
Performance Management 15 Credits
Financial Management 15 Credits
Introduction to International Business 15 Credits
Leadership 15 Credits
Change Management 15 Credits
Enterprise Risk Management 15 Credits
Company Law 15 Credits

 

Professional accreditations

  • Chartered institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Entry requirements

We use the UCAS Tariff to set our minimum entry requirements. General UCAS entry requirements for the full time programme are a minimum Grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE; and 260 UCAS tariff points or 3 A-Levels minimum BCC for the 3 year programme; or 300 UCAS tariff points or 3 A-Levels minimum BBB for the 2 year accelerated programme.


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International students

BPP University welcomes students from all over the world. Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS. 

For details of which international qualifications are accepted for this programme, please see the BPP University country-specific entry requirements.

If you're an international student, and English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score (or equivalent) to apply for both 2 and 3 year degrees in addition to the requirements outlined above. Students with an overall IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent) can apply for 3 year degrees but will be required to undertake a compulsory, additional, in-sessional Academic English course during the first term of their studies.




Your experience

At BPP University, your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on off-campus. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we'll help you build the social skills you'll need to thrive in work – and life. 

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers service.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, the new BBP Students' Association is home to thousands of students across all ten BPP University sites, and studying online.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme.

The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters.
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life.
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives.
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability.











Study locations

You can choose to study our BSc Professional Accounting programme at the locations listed below. We offer part-time study – two evenings a week. We provide comfortable, high-quality classrooms and learning environments in the following learning centres:


Term and assessment dates


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Accommodation

Whether you're looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat-shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you'd like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

















Fees from September 2014

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £7,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, six-year part time degree: £3,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, four-year part time degree: £4,500 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £7,850 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £11,775 a year

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loan Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also if you change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loan Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800

Loans and scholarships

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study at BPP are eligible for a student loan and or maintenance grant. These help cover tuition fees and living costs while you are studying. Find out more about scholarships and student loans.

For more information, please contact the Student Finance Office:

Payment plans and schedules

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