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Accounting and Finance, BSc

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BScFull-time3 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 20000 per year

About Accounting and Finance, BSc - at University of Leeds

Develop a deep understanding of the way financial information is used and managed within organisations and how it is reported externally.

You'll gain a mature understanding of the modern economy, the nature of business and the role that accountancy and finance can play within it. Core modules will develop your mathematical skills and give you a broad understanding of key topics in economics, financial and management accounting, corporate finance and financial analytics. You can also tailor your studies to suit you with options as diverse as forensic accounting, corporate social responsibility and strategic management.

Offering the maximum exemptions from the main professional bodies in the field, it's excellent preparation for a career in accounting or finance. But this degree doesn't pigeonhole you either, providing a strong base of knowledge and skills that will put you in a good position to launch a variety of exciting careers.


This is an ICAEW Strategic Partnership Degree.


Our BSc Accounting and Finance currently carries the following exemptions (subject to change):

  • Course content

    Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

    Year 1 comprises a set of compulsory modules that lay the foundations of your studies. You'll develop the mathematical knowledge and skills you need and be introduced to key financial and economic principles, as well as the fundamentals of financial and management accounting.

    In Year 2 you'll build on this knowledge base: compulsory modules will develop your understanding of corporate finance and financial and management accounting, as well as helping you to develop skills in research methods and analytical techniques. Optional modules will focus on a range of topics within economics, or areas like the complexities of corporate social responsibility or the legal context in which businesses operate.

    When you enter your final year, you will have developed high-level research and analytical skills. You'll apply these to a project that runs throughout the year, which could be either a research dissertation on a topic of your choice or a piece of financial analysis. You'll also explore advanced topics in finance and accounting theory. Optional modules will span diverse topics from auditing to corporate governance and taxation.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Entry requirements, fees and applying

      Entry requirements

      A-level: AAA

      GCSE: Mathematics grade A/7 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.

      • Career opportunities

        A large number of graduates have of course become qualified accountants but there are a variety of options available to you as a graduate. For example, recent graduates have gone on to work as Retail and Investment Bankers, Management Trainees, Civil Servants, Brokers, Auditors, Finance Analysts, Insolvency Administrators, and Tax and Business Advisors.

        Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School

        Careers support

        You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L'Oréal and Unilever.

        The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.

        In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

      • Study abroad and work placements

        On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.

        Read more about Study Year Abroad

        Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.

        Read more about the Year in Industry

        EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.

        Read more about the Year in Enterprise

      • Related courses

        Banking and Finance BSc
        Economics and Finance BSc
        International Business and Finance BSc
  • Entry requirements for this course

    Contact University of Leeds to find course entry requirements.

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