- Course summary
- Course detail
- Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
- How to apply
- During the course
- Teaching staff
- What our students say
- Jobs and placements
- Career and study progression
This course achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017
On this course, you will learn the principles of accounting and finance, while developing the key skills you need to succeed in the financial marketplace.
This course aims to realise your potential while at the same time increasing your skills and employment prospects. We provide you with all the tools, techniques and experience you need to succeed in a highly competitive financial world.
Our tutors are professionally qualified and have worked in industry, giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge.
Why choose this course
As a team, we do everything we can for our students, but do not take our word for it. Since the student satisfaction ratings were first introduced, this course has frequently featured in the top ten accounting degrees in the country.
The accountants in our teaching team are all professionally qualified, the majority with the Big Four accounting firms. All our teaching staff pride themselves on putting our students first, and you will always have academic support when you need it. Your tutors will work with you as an individual to make the most of your career opportunities.
How you learn is almost as important as what you learn, and it is our job to ensure we give you all the information you need in as interesting and varied a way as possible.
You will listen, learn, discuss and gain hands-on experience of how business and finance work through:
At the University of West London, we aim to combine traditional academic teaching with up-to-date training in the skills needed to be successful in the modern world.
Career and study progression
The course has been designed to maximise exemptions that may be obtained from the professional accounting bodies' examinations.
Upon graduation, you will gain maximum exemptions- no institution offers more exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
When you graduate you will be awarded up to nine exemptions from ACCA and it is possible to become a qualified accountant within two years of graduation. This means that in a period of five years you can achieve a good honours degree and a prestigious accounting qualification.
Most of our students go on to study for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations.
How will this course be assessed?
58% written exam, 0% practical exam, 42% coursework
60% written exam, 0% practical exam, 40% coursework
52.5% written exam, 2.5% practical exam, 45% coursework
Studying with us
The course will help you develop the practical skills essential for success in your chosen career. In five years, you can earn a prestigious honours degree together with a professional accounting qualification.
You may not have chosen to enrol onto an internship, but you will have the option to transfer onto one at the end of year two if you change your mind.
Year one (Level 4)
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Professional Skills for Accountants
- Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Economics
- Computer Skills for Accountants
Year two (Level 5)
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Financial Management
- Auditing in Context
- Business and Corporate Law
Year three (Level 6)
- Financial Reporting
- Corporate Finance
- Performance Management and Control
Plus three options from:
- Advanced Taxation
- Financial Modelling
- International Business Finance
112 - 120 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.
These can include:
• A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
• BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
• Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.
Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credits at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.
Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
International entry criteria
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.
We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses
Fees for home and EU students
- Main fee
Fees for overseas students
- Main fee
- £11,500 Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Scholarships in the 2017 - 18 academic year included:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.
* Please note that scholarships and bursaries described in the video above were available at the time of filming in autumn 2017. Full details of scholarships for the 2018 - 19 academic year will be published shortly.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.
How to apply
UK and EU students
You can apply to study this course using our online application system. Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.
Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.
Complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).
During the course
What our students say
Rima Aboukhachab, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
'If you need any help you can always get it from the lecturers. They always help you to achieve your potential so the more you cooperate the more they will give you.'
Helena Auala, Accounts Assistant – JCDecaux UK Ltd
'Studying a BA (Hons) Accounts and Finance degree with UWL has enhanced my career in various ways. The course is of a high quality as it's fully supported by ACCA and also provides virtual practical implementation on work experience. This is a unique opportunity to gain invaluable technical skills which I needed to stand out. Furthermore, doing the BA course has allowed me to gain a solid understanding of what I currently do at work and how it effects the financial sectors.'
Jobs and placements
Career and study progression
Accounting tends to be non-cyclical with professionals needed in both buoyant economic times and also when the economy is not performing well. On completion of this course, graduates will be in a position to apply for a vast range of accounting and finance appointments in areas that include:
- financial accounting
- management accounting
- taxation and corporate finance.
Most of our students go on to study for ACCA qualifications, and others take a postgraduate degree. See our postgraduate courses page to view the full range of postgraduate degree courses offered by the Claude Littner Business School. Careers support Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 97% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating. With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme. Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
- job hunting
- recruitment and selection procedures
- further study.
We are The Career University.