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Accounting BSc (Hons)

This one year Accounting programme is a final year top-up degree aimed at students with some previous experience of both financial and management accounting. 

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Overview

Accounting BSc (Hons) will provide you with a high level of technical knowledge to underpin your future career as a chartered accountant. It provides a focused UK higher education academic experience strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff working in a variety of roles within the economy.

The aim of the programme is to balance theoretical knowledge with practical application to allow you to develop a critical and questioning approach to the wide range of issues and opportunities faced by accountants in their working environment. It will allow you to understand the conceptual underpinnings of the various areas associated with the role accounting plays in everyday business.

This programme and the exemptions obtained allow you to benefit from a reduction in the time and the cost involved with qualifying as Chartered Certified Accountants. Completion of the programme will gain you eight exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as exemptions from CIMA. You will also have the opportunity to experience student life as part of the larger accounting and finance department in a vibrant, global focused university.

Key features

    • Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner. 
    • The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry.
    • Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies, providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability.
    • Benefit from lecturers with professional accountancy experience who bring real-life industry and practical knowledge to your lectures.
    • Opportunities to take part in an international trip with DMU Global. Accounting and Finance students have previously been on trips to Wall Street in New York.
    • Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

This course is only available to International students only and is not open to UK or EU students

 

 

Key facts for international students

Start date: January 2021

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: TBC

Duration: Seven months

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

This is a top-up programme only available to students who have undertaken the equivalent of 240 credits at levels 4 and 5. 

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications where the previous professional qualifications or experience are within an accounting and finance role.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • Performance Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation
  • Critical Skills for Accountants

Click here for more detailed module information.

Note: all modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, audio-visual presentations, guest lectures and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (collaborative group work, such as presentations, phase tests, progress assessments and essays) and an exam, which is weighted as follows:

  • Exam: 70 - 85%
  • Coursework: 15 - 30%

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies.

Other: In addition each module provides two hours each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Programme content is aligned with the requirements of four of the ACCA Applied Skills papers. This allows you to claim a total of eight ACCA Applied level exemptions upon the successful completion of your degree:

  • Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management

Completion of the Accounting BSc (Hons) programme will also allow you to claim exemptions for eight CIMA exams (up to and including the Operational level case study). 

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

Student benefit from The Trading Room, which can provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Campus Centre

The home of De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Placements

Our optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.

We can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement. 

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Our students have taken placements with companies such as Deloitte, Xerox, TNT, the NHS and Walt Disney.

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Graduate careers

You will be prepared for a career in business in the public or private sectors.

Accounting combined with Economics develops skills that are in high demand in areas such as business, finance and the civil service.

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.

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