Program Overview

At Leicester, you will develop strong familiarity with the professional worlds of accounting and finance, and you’ll benefit from being among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students.


Our BSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance. We will help you to develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these skills in an accounting and finance context. You will learn how managers, shareholders and other stakeholders make decisions in organisations.


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.


We will prepare you for a career or further training opportunities in the accounting and finance professions - in the public and private sectors or in voluntary organisations.


An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network.  If you are interested in postgraduate study, this course will prepare you for the increasingly independent aspects of further study and research.


The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting BSc and 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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  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 17,500


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.


At the very beginning of your course you will 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 BSc and Finance BSc so it is possible for you to transfer to either of these courses at the end of your first year.


Year 2
In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific topics on accounting and finance. You will learn the essentials of corporate finance; investment management; and, audit and assurance.  You will also learn more advanced management and financial accounting topics. The Research Methods module will help prepare you for your final year dissertation, whilst option modules will allow you to focus on subjects that particularly interest you.


Core modules

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

Option modules
Choose one option module from:


  • Finance for SMEs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives

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.


Final Year

In your final year you will study a range of core advanced modules, including your research project- 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 and Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis for Investors
  • FinTech, AI and Blockchain
  • Research Project

Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Public Sector and Non-profit Accounting

Choose two option modules from:

  • Financial Trading
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Business Taxation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

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.

Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.


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.


Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

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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