BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree will give you a practical grounding in accounting and business disciplines and can quicken your journey to becoming exam qualified with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA institutes. This degree, encompassing award-winning learning materials, focuses on practical, real-life applications underpinned by academic theory and research, preparing you for success anywhere in the world.

The BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree is awarded by BPP University

Programme details
Location

London City and Manchester

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Three years full-time
Two years full-time accelerated

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

Coursework, examinations and a supervised independent business research project

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS: ucas.ac.uk

Three year programme code: N400

Two year accelerated code: N401

Professional Exemptions

ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA


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Key Information

  • The programme includes a free top-up of professional examination papers worth up to £5,000**
  • Benefit from BPP’s Partner in Learning status with the ICAEW giving you access to a range of information and resources which will support your career in accountancy
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • Professional exemptions include qualifications awarded by the following institutes – ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAEW
  • Professionally-orientated tuition from qualified practitioners

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.

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree offers the fastest route towards becoming a qualified accountant. We are including a 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) when you graduate from our BSc (Hons) Professional Accounting degree.

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Practical, real-world teaching

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

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 will 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. Alternatively, you can accelerate your learning by studying three terms per year and complete your degree within two years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa), you will be required to notify the Student Loans 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 tutors and lecturers are a team 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.

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

Level 4

Compulsory

  • Commercial Awareness
  • Professional Practice & Ethics
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Information for Business Decisions
  • Business Economics
  • Mathematical Skills for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Financial Reporting
  • Managing Financial Control
  • Corporate Reporting & Analysis

Electives

  • Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Auditing
  • Business Taxation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Operations
  • Knowledge Management & Information Systems
  • Managing People & Projects

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Contemporary Issues & Research
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Integration Project

Electives

  • Performance Management
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Company Law

Please note: Modules run subject to demand


Entry requirements

General UCAS requirements for the full-time programmes are:

Three year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 260+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BCC

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 300+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BBB

If you have achieved any exam passes with the ACCA, we have validated entry routes into the programme, meaning that you can join us part way through. If you have completed ACCA F1-F9, you will be eligible to join our BSc in the third year. If you have achieved exam passes with other professional institutes we can also assess these for the accreditation of prior learning.

If you do not meet the programmes’ entry requirements, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Accounting.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS.

If English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score (or equivalent) in addition to the above entry requirements.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers service in place to give students an ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, the skills taught have been identified as those critical to the success of organisations and cover everything from negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to secure a position, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University. And continue to access the Careers Service for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with 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.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS extra card

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:

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

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £9,000 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 Loans 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 Loans 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 exams £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

Payment plans

BPP University's flexible payment plans let you spread the cost of your programme across the duration of your studies:

Loans

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study at BPP University are eligible for a student loan and/or maintenance loan. 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:

  • Tel: 020 7061 1301
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389
  • Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

Scholarships and bursaries

At BPP University, we want students with passion and drive. Which is why we offer bursaries to high achievers and to those who might not have the finances to go to university, but do have the ability, commitment and dedication. You can find out more about our scholarships at: bpp.com/scholarships.