What Will You Study

Studying Accounting and Finance at Lancaster provides you with the tools to develop both technical knowledge and a broad understanding of the discipline and its application in the business world. These programmes are accredited by all the major British accountancy bodies, providing graduates with exemptions from many of these bodies’ core examinations.

Your core courses cover Financial and Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Finance and Quantitative Methods. You can also focus on your interests with optional modules including Business Law, Taxation and Corporate Finance.

You’ll begin your degree with the Introduction to Accounting and Finance module, plus Principles of Economics and a third subject of your choice.

In your second and final years you’ll study subjects such as Principles of Financial Accounting; Statistical Methods for Business; Bond Markets; and Financial Accounting.

You’ll spend your third year on placement in industry where you will have the opportunity to gain skills and experience which are distinct but complementary to the theory and academic skills obtained in the rest of your degree.


This is an ICAEW Strategic Partnership Degree.


Our BSc Accounting and Finance (Industry) degree carries exemptions from professional exams with the major professional accounting bodies.

Lancaster University offers a range of scholarships, recognising academic excellence. These include an Academic Scholarship of £2000 and an Access Scholarship of £1000. For more information, go to the course pages and click on “Fees and Funding”.

Please note, the EY Scholarship is no longer available.