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Accountancy - BA (Hons) full-time

Why choose this course?

Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

  • Top of the league tables for student satisfaction in the North West (The Complete University Guide 2012)
  • Benefit from exemption from ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA’s professional qualification exams
  • Enjoy rewards from the Bolton branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, who give prizes to outstanding students each year
  • Develop your networks through links with professional bodies, such as the ACCA, ICAEW and local employers
  • Taught by a team of creative professionals with proven and ongoing track records in their specialist areas
  • Enjoy the benefits of small group and tutorial teaching, with emphasis on applying accountancy to practical problems and issues

Course overview

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy will give you a strong academic and vocational background for a professional career in accountancy. It will also support your career development if you are considering a broader management role, as it will provide you with the financial knowledge that is central to many business careers.

The course draws on the latest practices and theories of accounting and covers the two key areas of management accounting and financial accounting and reporting, as well as offering a number of optional modules that may be selected for study in your final year.

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy provides exemption from certain professional accountancy body examinations.

About the course

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials where case studies are often used to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios.

Special features

  • Students taught in small groups facilitating enhanced personal experience ensuring you receive excellent support from teaching staff
  • The strong vocational element to the course and the use of case studies will give you a good grounding in real business situations.
  • Accredited by ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA
  • ICAEW accredited HEPiL (Higher Education Partner in Learning)
  • Links with AIA, IFA and CPA Australia
  • Employability themes covered at all levels of the programme including strengthening links with local employers with a view to increasing work placements and internship opportunities
  • Personal Development Planning (PDP) runs throughout the programme
  • The Bolton Society of Chartered Accountants gives an annual award to the most outstanding accountancy graduate. This accolade can be an important stepping stone into a career in accountancy
  • Regular guest speakers from industry and practice.

Course overview

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy will give you a strong academic and vocational background for a professional career in accountancy. It will also support your career development if you are considering a broader management role, as it will provide you with the financial knowledge that is central to many business careers.

The course draws on the latest practices and theories of accounting and covers the two key areas of management accounting and financial accounting and reporting, as well as offering a number of optional modules that may be selected for study in your final year.

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy provides exemption from certain professional accountancy body examinations.

Professional recognition

Exemptions are currently available from professional accountancy body examinations including ACCA and CIMA. The course offers the maximum available exemptions from ACCA in the form of exemption from papers F1 to F9. From CIMA, on full course completion, exemptions are available from all five papers at Certificate level and Papers P1 and F1 at Operational level.

Graduates of this programme are also entitled to exemptions from AIA papers 1 to 12. They are eligible to apply to become an AIA associate member on successful completion of the final four papers of the AIA programme (provided they have the relevant work experience).

Graduates of the programme can apply for associate membership of the IFA.

Course overview

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy will give you a strong academic and vocational background for a professional career in accountancy. It will also support your career development if you are considering a broader management role, as it will provide you with the financial knowledge that is central to many business careers.

The course draws on the latest practices and theories of accounting and covers the two key areas of management accounting and financial accounting and reporting, as well as offering a number of optional modules that may be selected for study in your final year.

The BA (Hons) in Accountancy provides exemption from certain professional accountancy body examinations.

Careers & professional development

As an accountancy graduate you can expect to develop a wide range of technical skills mixed with transferable skills that will be sought by a vast range of employers across a range of business sectors. You will learn about commercial awareness and how businesses function, numerical and quantitative skills linked to the business context, and should be able to solve problems, analyse data and statistics, and have the ability to present information both orally and on paper.

The vocational nature of the course, together with the exemptions from certain professional body examinations, contributes significantly to preparing you for professional employment.

Many of our accountancy graduates go on to qualify as professional accountants, either with CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW.

Award(s)BA (Hons)
UCAS codeN400 BA/Acc
Mode of attendance Full-time
Duration(s) 3 years
Available pathwaysSingle Honours
Start date(s) September
January
Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics.

Holders of the AAT Technician qualification will be exempted from five modules at level HE4. They will be offered direct entry into level HE5 and be required to study an additional HE4 module.

You may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our Access to HE Diploma: Business Management or International Foundation Programmes in Business and Management.

Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s) University of Bolton:
Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

What you will learn

You will develop applied knowledge and skills that are relevant to a career in accountancy. As a significant amount of the teaching is based on practical scenarios, your studies will give you an insight into accountancy practice in a working business environment. You will also gain an understanding of the broader issues related to the sector, for example company law, management and taxation issues.

In addition, you will develop other skills that will support your career, for example study skills, oral and written communications, IT and presentations.

What you will study

Level 1

Management Accounting Fundamentals; Financial Accounting Fundamentals; Quantitative Methods for Accountants; Principles of Economics; Introduction to Law for Accountants; Accountant in the Business Environment.

Level 2

Financial Accounting and Reporting; Management Accounting and Decision-making; Auditing and Assurance; Personal and Business Tax; Contemporary Business Management; Professional Accountant in Practice.

Level 3

Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting; Strategic Management Accounting; Financial Management; Investigative Study. Options (choose 2): Advanced Taxation; Advanced Auditing Practice; Financial Crime; International Business and Finance; Contemporary Management Issues.

Careers & professional development

As an accountancy graduate you can expect to develop a wide range of technical skills mixed with transferable skills that will be sought by a vast range of employers across a range of business sectors. You will learn about commercial awareness and how businesses function, numerical and quantitative skills linked to the business context, and should be able to solve problems, analyse data and statistics, and have the ability to present information both orally and on paper.

The vocational nature of the course, together with the exemptions from certain professional body examinations, contributes significantly to preparing you for professional employment.

Many of our accountancy graduates go on to qualify as professional accountants, either with CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW.

After graduation, you may choose to enter industry and get a job as a trainee company accountant or internal auditor, or join a professional practice and train as an auditor or tax consultant. Employment opportunities also arise within banking, investment and insurance, retail sector, other government agencies such as HM Revenue and Customs or management consultancy.

Professional recognition

Exemptions are currently available from professional accountancy body examinations including ACCA and CIMA. The course offers the maximum available exemptions from ACCA in the form of exemption from papers F1 to F9. From CIMA, on full course completion, exemptions are available from all five papers at Certificate level and Papers P1 and F1 at Operational level.

Graduates of this programme are also entitled to exemptions from AIA papers 1 to 12. They are eligible to apply to become an AIA associate member on successful completion of the final four papers of the AIA programme (provided they have the relevant work experience).

Graduates of the programme can apply for associate membership of the IFA.

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU fees for 2014/15

  • Tuition Fee : £9,000.00

International fees for 2014/15

  • Tuition Fee : £11,250.00

There are no fees to display for the next academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

Contact us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Ged Clarke (Joint Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903131

For further information and details of how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

Web: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

How to Apply

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