What is accreditation?

Many of the modules studied during an Accounting and Finance degree will help you gain exemptions from your professional accounting exams. For those interested in qualifying as accountants, this will mean far fewer exams to take when you are working and will give you more time to focus on developing your expertise at work.

Studying Accounting and Finance will give you exemptions from some exams for all the main accounting bodies (ICAEW, ICAS, ACCA and CIMA). For those wanting to qualify with the ICAEW (to get the ACA qualification), exemption is for all 6 of the first (certificate) stage and for Financial Management at the second (professional) stage exam.  For those interested in ACCA, exemptions are available for up to 5 of the 9 Fundamentals papers.

Our degrees give you far more than just exemptions from professional exams. You will develop a broader understanding of business and be able to choose options which help develop your knowledge and expertise. This means that for those who want to become professional accountants, they will have a wider range of skills as well as great technical knowledge. We know this because our students go on to get great jobs with top firms.

Accreditation: the professional accounting bodies

These pages summarise the exemption situation in respect of the examinations of the following professional accounting bodies:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)