BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree will give you a practical grounding in accounting and business disciplines and can, depending on module choices, provide you with exemptions towards qualifications with the ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA accounting institutes.

This degree focuses on practical, real-life application of accounting and finance concepts underpinned by academic theory and research, preparing you for success anywhere in the world.

If you have previously completely a SQA HND in Business and Accounting, a level 5 programme or a HND* you may be eligible to join our one year BSc Accounting and Finance [Top-Up] programme, which enables you to extend your studies to earn a full honours degree.

Programme details
Location

London City

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: www.ucas.com

Three year programme code: N400

Two year accelerated code: N401

Professional Exemptions

ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA


^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

**Click here for more details on this top up offer

Key Information

  • You can select modules which will provide exemptions towards qualifications awarded by the following institutes – ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, AIA and AAT
  • Benefit from BPP University’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, the Student Loans Company and Future Finance student loans^
  • 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 validated entry points throughout the programme. If you have achieved exam passes with other professional institutes, we can also assess these for accreditation of prior learning
  • The programme can include a free top-up of tuition towards professional/final level examination papers worth up to £5,000 meaning you can complete the remaining papers needed to become an exam qualified accountant from CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW(ACA)**
  • You will experience professionally-orientated tuition from qualified practitioners
  • This programme offers the choice to graduate in as little as two years full-time with the accelerated programme
  • Funding is available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk for eligibility criteria and application form) and Future Finance student loans^

Your degree

BPP University's BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance 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) Accounting and Finance degree offers one of the fastest routes towards becoming an exam 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, ICAEW (ACA) or CIPFA when you graduate from our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree.

**Click here for more details on this top up offer

Practical, real-world teaching

This degree is led by tutors from professional 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 BPP University’s 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.

Kick-start 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) Accounting and Finance 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) Accounting and Finance 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) Accounting and Finance programme 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 two year degree to a three year degree (or vice versa), you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company, as changing the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Preparing you for industry

The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus. The tutors are a team of experienced accounting and business practitioners, ideally positioned to put accounting and business in a practical context.

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

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.

Virtual learning support

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

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.

Modules

Level 4

Compulsory

  • Professional Practice & Ethics (15 credits)
  • Commercial Awareness (15 credits)
  • Understanding Financial Statements (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 1 (0)
  • Financial Accounting (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Financial Reporting (15 credits)
  • Managing Financial Control (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 2 (0)
  • Corporate Reporting and Analysis (15 credits)
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)

Electives

  • Managing People & Projects (15 credits)
  • Business Taxation (15 credits)
  • Managing Knowledge & Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Auditing (15 credits)
  • Business Operations (15 credits)
  • Business Law (15 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (15 credits)

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Business Integration Project – Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 3 (0)
  • Business Integration Project – Part 2 (15 credits)
  • The Accountant in Business (15 credits)

Electives

  • Performance Management (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Business Risk (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Audit & Assurance (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)
  • Change Management (15 credits)

Entry requirements

General UCAS requirements for the full-time programmes are:

For May 2016

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
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam.
  • OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications
    OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure.

From September 2016

Three year programme:

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

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 320+ UCAS points or equivalent, or three A-Levels: minimum ABB.
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam.
    OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure.

From September 2017

Three year programme:

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

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 128+ UCAS points or equivalent, or three A-Levels: minimum ABB.
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam.
    OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure.

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

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS.

If your first language is not English and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English:
Overall IELTS level of 6.0 or equivalent (with minimum of 6.0 in writing)*

*If you have the minimum overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, you will be required to undertake a compulsory in-sessional English/Academic English course during the first term of your studies.

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 Accounting and Finance 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

May 2016:

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £9,000 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £8,300 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £12,450 a year

September 2016 onwards:

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £9,000 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £9,500 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £14,250 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.

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 and schedules

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 this programme are eligible to apply for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans. These help to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying.

How you apply for student finance varies depends on where you live. You will find detailed information on the application process and the amount of funding you will be entitled to at www.gov.uk/student-finance

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:

Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

Please note - if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implication.

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.