Accounting and Finance BSc Hons - 2020 Entry
Why do some companies soar and others go bust? How can profits go up while the share price comes down? Accountancy gets to the heart of these questions. If you love numbers and variety, and want a sound technical knowledge and understanding of the business world, accountancy and finance could be your ideal degree.
We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career. Accredited by British accountancy bodies, this degree provides graduates with exemptions from many core professional examinations. It even includes Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means, on graduation you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.
In your first year, you’ll study accountancy and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will also discover more about economic issues such as inflation, cost and pricing. You will also get advice on how to build your CV.
Second year core subjects include auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance and management accounting for business decisions. You can also select from courses such as law, management decision making and advanced finance strategies like hedging. Your third year builds on this knowledge while offering specialist options such as ethics, investment and taxation.
Whether it’s a tech start-up or a multinational industrialist, every company needs an accountant. Your studies can also be a route into corporate finance and business. Many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) began their careers as accountants.
A Level AAB
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules 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.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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, you also graduate with the 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 awareness, 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.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.
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.
Degrees in Accounting and Finance provide a number of exemptions from professional exams
ICAS Foundation Bursary
The ICAS Foundation is pleased to offer a bursary award to potential undergraduates who wish to study this programme at LUMS. Our bursary scheme aims to support students from family backgrounds that have limited resources, who wish to attend Lancaster University but may not have the means to do so without additional financial support. The ICAS Foundation will consider making an additional award to those who are eligible for the Lancaster £1,000 Bursary.Read More
Professional Route in Accounting and Finance
As part of our Accounting and Finance and Accounting and Management courses (including industry degrees), you may be eligible to take professional courses in financial accounting and taxation as part of the 'professional route' in Accounting and Finance. These courses offer the opportunity to sit two professional level exams for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) whilst studying for your undergraduate degree. These courses integrate the theory and practice of accounting to fast-track your career as a professional accountant.
Future Global Leaders
The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.
Accounting and Finance
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- Accounting and Management (Industry) BSc Hons: NN25
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- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) BSc Hons: NG42
- Finance BSc Hons: N300
- Finance (Industry) BSc Hons: N301
- Finance and Economics BSc Hons: NL31
- Finance and Economics (Industry) BSc Hons: NL32
- Financial Mathematics BSc Hons: GN13
- Financial Mathematics MSci Hons: GN1H
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) BSc Hons: GN1J
BSc Accounting & Finance, 2014
The University enabled me to become independent, responsible and accountable. The most enriching years of my life.
BSc Accounting and Finance, 2015
The experience was emotionally, professionally and financially rewarding, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this degree to anyone.
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