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Accounting and Finance (Extended), BA Hons

This accounting and finance degree with a foundation year provides opportunities with firms in the City of London and Canary Wharf and accreditation from professional accounting bodies.

This extended accounting and finance degree includes a foundation year to help you adjust to study at university before you embark on our three-year course. The modules include auditing, banking and taxation, helping you build the skills and knowledge you need to kick-start your career. Recent graduates of accounting and finance have joined banks and professional services firms, including KPMG, Grant Thornton and Barclays Investment Bank.

The course is accredited by a number of accounting professional bodies, including full professional level exemption from the ACCA, full exemption from the operational level of the CIMA qualification and 7 ICAEW papers. Full details of the accreditation gained on completion of this programme can be viewed here.

The Robert Holman Bursary awards 2x £1,000 bursaries to students entering their second and third years of study. Find out more.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

N401 G BA/AF

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Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 4 years full-time
  • 5 years sandwich

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£9,250

What you should know about this course

  • It's ideal for budding mathematicians who love working with numbers and who have what it takes to become a chief financial officer
  • This CIMA and ACCA accredited degree increases your career potential within the field of accountancy
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting and finance principles while developing the skills needed to thrive in the professional world.
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world situations through compulsory modules like financial modelling and business simulations.
  • Benefit from studying at a university consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction and graduate prospects in accounting and finance.

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Accounting and Finance, BA Hons


Want to find out what studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Dr Dawn Reilly.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Come and meet us

We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

  • 64 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

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Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

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How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 100-110. Lecture sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join the CIB & Financial Services club and other student societies.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library also offers extensive books for loan, access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details of application costs can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Former students of the accounting and finance course have secured placements at IBM, Northern Trust, Goldman Sachs, Lawrence Grant Solicitors and Currency Exchange Corporations Ltd.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000-£18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates entering the accountancy profession may go into public practice by joining an accountancy firm.

This can offer you the experience of working with multiple clients across various industries or the opportunity to specialise, for example, in auditing, stockbroking or consultancy.

Recent positions secured by our graduates include assurance associate at Grant Thornton, financial modeller at KPMG and counter risk trader at Barclays Investment Bank.

Are internships available?

Internships are optional, and last for a minimum of six weeks. Gain a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before graduating.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and interview tips
  • Careers fairs
  • Overseas exchange
  • Mentoring

More about our employability services

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

If you're interested in starting your own business, our Generator runs workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. You can enjoy our dedicated workspace, take part in an Enterprise Challenge, and get support for a Tier 1 Start Up Visa.

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