Program Overview

At Leicester, our Accounting and Finance courses benefit from a distinct combination of research-informed and professionally accredited knowledge, techniques and skills. You will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students.

 

Our BSc in Accounting will provide you with a solid, practical foundation and relevant, technical and intellectual competence in accounting and related forms of financial expertise. You will learn the skills, expertise and analytical competence necessary for working as an accountant in the accountancy profession, in industry or in the public sector.

 

You will develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these in an accounting context. You will learn how accountants work with managers, shareholders and a wide range of other stakeholders in a variety of different organisations and help them make informed decisions.

 

Our accounting degrees offer you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ICAS, dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules.

 

The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting and Finance BSc and the Finance BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to either of these degrees at the end of your first year.

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LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 17,500

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IELTS: 6.5

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Year 1


In your first year you will learn about the foundations of finance, accounting, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your final year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years.

 

Modules
At the very beginning of your course you'll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics for Accounting and Finance
  • Management for Accounting and Finance
  • Maths for Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Law and Ethics for Accounting and Finance
  • Statistics for Accounting and Finance


This is the same first year as the Accounting and Finance BSc and Finance BSc, so it is possible for you to transfer to these courses at the end of your first year.

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Year 2


In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific areas of accounting. You will learn the essentials of financial reporting, personal taxation and financial and audit and assurance. You will also choose an option module, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests.

 

Core modules

  • Financial Reporting
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Financial Management
  • Personal Taxation
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Research Methods in Accounting and Finance
  • Audit and Assurance


Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • Business Taxation
  • Corporate Governance


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

 

Year Abroad or Year in Industry (optional)

On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.

 

Year in Industry

A Year in Industry is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of a working environment within the sector of your choice. It is normally a paid position, more than offsetting the additional cost of your extra year and can take place either in the UK or overseas.

 

If you decide to undertake a Year in Industry you will be responsible for securing your own placement, with support from the School and the University Career Development Service. Please note that deciding to search for a Year in Industry does not guarantee you a placement.

 

During your Year in Industry you will be supported by the School of Business Careers Team. This will include communication with you and your manager and a visit to your place of work, which may be face to face or virtual (depending on location). You will also undertake written work to capture the learning from your experience, which will include reflection on your personal and professional development. This work will be assessed to allow you to gain recognition for your Year in Industry.

 

Your Year in Industry effectively begins in Year 1 when you will be introduced to various opportunities to develop your skills, your understanding and experience. In Year 2 you will be supported through guided sessions, such as:

 

  • Introduction to the Year in Industry programme
  • Researching opportunities
  • Making successful applications
  • Effective interview techniques
  • Preparing for my Year in Industry

 

A Year in Industry is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the types of professions you can choose after you graduate, and can also point you towards postgraduate studies that may help you on the path to your chosen career.

 

Year Abroad

We’ll make sure you have everything you need for your future career: not just by awarding you a high quality degree, but also by helping you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to make your mark in the world as a Citizen of Change. One way you can do this is by opting to take a Year Abroad between Years 2 and 3 of your degree.

 

Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to a career in the private, public or third sector - or plough your own furrow as an entrepreneur – you will find the experience invaluable.

 

Final Year


In your final year you will study a range of core advanced modules, including your dissertation – a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one support from an academic tutor. You will also choose from a selection of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests.

 

Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Advanced Audit, Assurance and Ethics
  • FinTech, AI and Blockchain
  • Dissertation


Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Public Sector and Non-profit Accounting


Choose two options modules from:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Professional Ethics and Accounting Theory
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. 
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: Maths at grade B (5) plus English Language at grade C (4).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach, grade 4 in HL Maths or grade 6 in SL Maths Application and Interpretation if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDD, Diploma in Business preferred.

 

Selection Process
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.

 

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

 

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

UK Students


Starting in 2022

  • £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students


Starting in 2022

  • £17,500 per year
  • Year Abroad: £4,375, which is 25% of the full-time tuition fee
  • Year in Industry: £2,625, which is 15% of the full-time tuition fee


You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

Whether you want to reach the top in an organisation, start your own business or make a difference in the voluntary sector, there are specially designed programmes and activities at Leicester that will support you in gaining the right skills, experiences and exposures you need. Employability is embedded in our courses with all offering a year in industry opportunity. In addition, the School of Business has a dedicated Careers Team who work to make sure you get support to achieve your aspirations.

 

We work with the Leicester Innovation Hub in launching great ideas and providing dedicated incubation and innovation space, making it easier for both students and companies to utilise innovation support, expertise and facilities. We also have a student entrepreneurship academic lead who provides links with our students and the Innovation Hub. Support is available through the innovation hub not only whilst you study with us but also after you graduate.

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