What Will You Study
Our Accounting and Finance degree provides you with a sound technical knowledge and a broad understanding of the role of accounting and finance in the business world.
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 Financial Statement Analysis, Business Law, Taxation, Corporate Finance and International Financial Management.
You’ll begin your degree with the Introduction to Accounting and Finance module, plus Economics and a third subject of your choice. You will continue into your second year following modules including Principles of Financial accounting and Management Accounting for Business Decisions.
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.
In your fourth and final year you’ll return to Lancaster and will study subjects such as Bond Markets and Financial Accounting.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Auditing and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Industrial Placement) : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Business Studies : BSc Hons
- Business Studies (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics : BSc Hons
- Economics : MEcon Hons
- Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and International Relations : BA Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Economics and Politics : BA Hons
- Entrepreneurship (with Management) : BA Hons
- European Management (French) : BBA Hons
- European Management (German) : BBA Hons
- European Management (Italian) : BBA Hons
- European Management (Spanish) : BBA Hons
- European-American Management : BBA Hons
- European-Latin American Management (Mexico) : BBA Hons
- Finance : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Management : BBA Hons
- Management (Study Abroad) : BBA Hons
- Management and Information Technology (4 years including placement) : BSc Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Management Studies and European Languages : BA Hons
- Management, Politics and International Relations : BSc Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Principles of Economics B
- Preparation for Placement
- Accounting Information Systems and Auditing
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting for Business Decisions
- Principles of Finance
- Statistical Methods for Business
- Career Skills in Accounting and Finance - Year 1
- Management Accounting for Business Decisions
- Financial Accounting I
- Corporate Finance
- Bond Markets
- International Financial and Risk Management
- Financial Accounting II
- Quantitative Finance
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A level: AAB
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Preference: Two or more A-levels
GCSE: Maths (minimum grade B), and English Language (grade B/C)
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects
Mature students: Applications welcome. Interviewed if offer considered.
All our Accounting and Finance degrees prepare you for a wide variety of careers in business, with many of our graduates working with professional firms and financial institutions, as well as large commercial and local government organisations. Roles include trainee accountants, finance managers and banking advisors. Your degree will also equip you with highly desirable transferable skills which have helped recent graduates find work in the fields of financial customer service, IT support and marketing and communications. Several graduates have also continued their academic studies and embarked on Masters degrees.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.