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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Your gateway to a career in a vast range of industries...

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE OVERVIEW

Accounting and Finance is your gateway to a career in a vast range of industries – graduates with a finance background are in high demand by employers and can go on to work at the highest level in organisations of all kinds.

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Gain a broad-based education in accounting and finance.
  • Develop a combination of sound theoretical and practical skills necessary to start your career.
  • Enjoy placement opportunities and engage with leading brands.
  • Be eligible for exemption for some ACCA and CIMA examination papers.

All UA92 degrees are awarded by Lancaster University.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

  • 2 - 4 Years

Intakes

  • September
  • November†
  • January

Location

  • Manchester

You can complete your degree in as little as two years, depending on your starting point and study preference. For example:

  • Standard degree – three years to complete*
  • Accelerated degree – two years to complete*
  • Foundation with standard degree – four years to complete
  • Foundation with accelerated degree – three years to complete

†Not applicable for two year accelerated degree

*Entry via Integrated Year One or direct entry

UNIQUE LEARNING APPROACH

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Assessments will include individual and group work submissions. These will include case studies, essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessment.

You will also go on a personal development journey. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Target Talent Curriculum.

> Entry Point - Foundation Modules
  • Academic and English Skills

This module is designed to provide students the grounding ready to undertake Level 4 study. It focuses on developing students’ knowledge, communication, analytical, critical thinking and key transferable skills which support undergraduate study. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Numerical Techniques

This module will introduce students to basic maths theory and concepts to prepare them for studies in the first year of a degree. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Research

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary research skills to be able to succeed at Level 4 study and beyond. It will enable students to understand, generate, analyse and interpret data and to draw valid conclusions from data. It develops students research skills, how to conduct effective research supported by a clear research plan and data analysis techniques. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Business Studies

This module has been designed to provide students the grounding ready to undertake Level 4 study. It presents some of the fundamental aspects of management to provide students with an appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to run a business. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

> Entry Point - Year 1 Modules
  • Accountant in Business
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Interactive Learning and Communication Skills (Integrated Year One only)
Year 2 Modules
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Financial Management
Year 3 Modules
  • Project
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Taxation
Accelerated Option - Two Year Degree

To enable you to complete your degree and enter the world of graduate-work much faster, you will study 6 blocks of 6 weeks per year for 2 years. This is instead of studying the three-year standard structure of 4 blocks of 6 weeks per year.

Students choosing the two-year accelerated degree, will study all the modules outlined above but in a more condensed period.

The two-year accelerated degree is only available when commencing in the September or January intakes. When applying, please indicate that you wish to apply for this two year option.

Integrated Year One

Designed for international students, this entry point will develop a greater understanding of the skills you will need to develop in order to successfully and confidently progress with your UK degree.

The additional module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy, and research and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be covered. The Integrated Year One will also help students understand the institutional culture, practices and core terminology of UK higher education.

Integrated Year One students will study all academic modules with direct Year One entrants. Additional support and guidance, designed for international students, will also be provided.

The Integrated Year One accepts students with a lower academic level than the standard Year One.

Industry Connections

KPMG are one of the world’s leading providers of Audit, Tax and Advisory services with a large regional base in Manchester. All Accounting and Finance Students at UA92 get regular interaction with the KPMG team through a range of bespoke activities. Students will benefit from Insight Days with the KPMG team where they will meet and network with KPMG employees, as well as enjoy regular guest lectures and masterclasses on specific areas such as Management Accountancy. The UA92 academic team work directly with KPMG to ensure the taught content is pertinent to industry needs.

Fees

Foundation (One Year)

2021/22: £13,500

Degree (Per Year)

Integrated Year One: £15,500 (followed by standard degree fee for Year 2 and 3)

Standard three-year degree: £14,045 (per year)

Accelerated two-year degree: £21,067.50 (per year)

UA92 Global is delighted to offer a 2021 fee discount of £2000 (deducted from fees displayed above) to International Foundation and Integrated Year One applicants from specific countries. Read more.

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