BSc Finance and Accounting
BSc Finance and Accounting (A R U . London)

Course Description

A degree in accounting and finance has long been viewed as an excellent grounding for a career in business, regardless of whether you intend to become a professionally qualified accountant or not.

For students that are already considering undertaking a professional accounting qualification, the degree has been structured to provide the maximum possible number of exemptions (9 foundations papers in total) from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.

The degree syllabus has also been carefully designed to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of finance and accountancy. This enables students to gain an excellent grounding in accounting and finance tools and techniques together with the wider understanding and real-world insights required by all finance professionals.

Full details of ACCA Exemptions below; Completion of the following modules will give direct exemptions for; 

1. Financial Auditing (MOD003377) – Audit and Assurance

2. Financial Management in Organisations (MOD003462) 

3. Financial Reporting for Businesses (MOD003459) – Financial Reporting (FR) 

4. Managing Business Performance (MOD003460) – Performance Management (PM) 

5. Taxation for Business (MOD003461) – Taxation (TX)

Completion of our BSc Finance and Accounting course would also enable you to obtain exemptions for the following ACCA modules: 

- Accountant in Business (AB) 

- Management Accounting (MA) 

- Financial Accounting (FA) 

- Corporate and Business Law (LW)  

Required Qualification

Level 3 with 120 credits (UCAS 104) 

Level 2 with relevent work experience  

Modules under Course


Semester 1:
Research Skills 1
Professional Communications
Data Skills
Personal Development in Professional Settings

Semester 2
Research Skills 2
Global Debates
The Pitch Project

Year 1

Business Environment
Academic and Professional Skills
Business Planning
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Year 2

Legal Aspects of Business
Managing Business Performance
Financial Reporting for Business
Taxation for Business
Sustainability in Career Development

Year 3

Financial Management in Organisations
Business Strategy
Financial Auditing
Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)

Jobs and Salaries

•        Chartered Accountant (£40,000 to £65,000) 

•        Stockbroker (£40,000 to £100,000)

•        Actuary (£40,000 to £55,000) 

•        Economist (£25,000 to £35,000) 

•        Tax Adviser (£26,000 to £36,000)