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Finance and Accounting

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 - 128 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code:

NN43

NN44 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Grasp the skills and knowledge to become a leader in the fields of finance, accounting and business with our practical and academic approach.

Did you know?

This programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

You'll have access to real-live trading information, financial and economic news in our Bloomberg Trading Room and via Reuters Market Data System, which is used by investors and traders across the world.

   

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

Compulsory modules

  • Accounting for Organisations*
  • Business Organisations in a Global Economy
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods

Optional modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Management

Required zero-credit module

  • Business Readiness

*ACCA-accredited module

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

Compulsory modules

  • Understanding Financial Statements*
  • Management Accounting Techniques*
  • Corporate Finance*
  • Global Financial Markets

Optional modules

  • Law of Business Enterprises*
  • Analysing Financial Performance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Understanding Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing People and Careers
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Cross-cultural Management

Required zero-credit module

  • Business Readiness

*ACCA-accredited module

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Financial Accounting*
  • Accounting for Decision Making*
  • Responsible and Sustainable Investments
  • Portfolio Management

Optional modules

  • Business Ethics and Responsible Management
  • Audit Practice and Ethics
  • Applied Corporate Strategy
  • The Economics of Money, Banking and Finance
  • Taxation Practice

Dissertation/Projects

  • Accounting Project
  • Business Management Dissertation (Part 1)
  • Business Management Dissertation (Part 2)

Required zero-credit module

  • Business Readiness

*ACCA-accredited module

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year

Foundation programme delivered by the School of Continuing Education. The exact modules for our foundation programme are currently in development. For more information, please contact us.

Skills

Make your impact with the finance and accounting skills that matter most to employers.

With our BSc Finance and Accounting, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the principles of corporate finance and accounting.

You’ll gain a solid foundation of:

  • Global sustainability in business
  • Employing tools and techniques relevant to finance and accounting industry
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Adapting to technological advancements

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

Learning

Belong, believe and achieve through our academic and practical approach to finance and accounting.

We deliver a modern, practice-based curriculum, in a Business School that has a strong focus on sustainability.

On our BSc Finance and Accounting degree, you’ll learn through different phases:

  • Discover (knowledge acquisition): several in-person and video ‘bite-sized’ 10 – 20-minute lectures with opportunities for questions and reflection
  • Explore (investigative inquiry): curated, differentiated exercises, guided reading to help prepare you for live seminars
  • Share and apply (practical application and knowledge): online and in person interactive seminars to deepen your understanding of concepts
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You’ll also take a Business Readiness module each year, designed in line with the CMI’s employability framework to help you develop key skills.

In high-spec facilities, like our Bloomberg Trading Room, you’ll learn through a range of learning and teaching strategies, including:

  • Self-paced learning activities
  • Seminars
  • Small group discussions with peers and tutors
  • Assignments

You’ll also complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice at the end of your course.

As our courses are taught over no more than three days per week, you’ll have the flexibility to take on paid part-time work, placements, or internships – gaining real-world experience before you graduate.

Assessment

Benefit from assessments that prepare you for life beyond university.

You’ll be assessed using a wide range of theory and practical assessments that replicate the world of business today. This includes coursework, reports, exams (on Accountancy and Finance modules only) and online tests.

The practical and thinking skills you’ll gain from economics will be assessed by reports, case studies, portfolios and group work.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can choose to enhance your practical work experience by applying for a year-long professional placement.

Careers

Earn a degree you can do finance, accounting and business with.

With its optional paid work placement and accreditation with the ACCA, CIMA and CISI, a BSc Finance and Accounting degree from Roehampton, is the ideal launchpad for careers as an:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Business, ESG, Financial, Investment or Sustainability Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Entrepreneur or small business owner

​Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Employability events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way.

How our careers service supports you

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate.

They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Open days

Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 - 128 UCAS points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

BTEC Level 3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)

Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A* - C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Entry tariff

112 - 128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

BTEC Level 3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)

Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A* - C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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