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BSc (Hons) Accounting

Course Overview

Accounting requires the ability to problem-solve and analyse data, but this course will take you beyond the numbers. As well as a keen financial eye, you will develop an international perspective as well as a solid understanding of the legal, social and ethical issues within Accountancy.

During your time on this course, you will explore the key issues accountants face in their work. You will study established industry management accountant techniques and learn how to understand and interpret financial statements, as well as how to manipulate numerical information, and draw conclusions from what you’ve discovered.

Teaching is based on the latest research, covering both social and ethical issues. You will leave us well equipped to meet the demands of the modern accounting profession.

Key information

    Course name

    BSc (Hons) Accounting

    Total academic credits

    360 credits

    Qualification awarded

    BSc degree with honours

    Awarding body

    University of Roehampton

    Professional recognition

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    Academic level

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study mode

    Full time - Classroom


    3 years

    Tuition fees

    £12,500 per year (Cash scholarship and bursaries available)



    Work placement


    Course location

    Roehampton Lane campus, London

Academic entry requirements

• passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;

• a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;

• a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or

• a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or

• a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or

• a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or

• the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or

• an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

Specific entry requirements

• GCSE - English and Maths at grade C

• BTEC(QCF) Extended Diploma possible grades - DDM

• Access - Distinction Profile = 128 min 30 Distinctions D30M15P0

• Must have 5 different subjects which can be from a mixture of Level 2 & Level 3 qualifications.

English entry requirements

Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. Applications without this level of English qualification may enrol in the summer pre-sessional English course to obtain an equivalent qualification.

Assessment methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression route

Graduates can follow pathways into accountancy via the main professional bodies in the UK, and bypass some of the foundation level examinations needed for qualifying as an accountant – may undertake further academic study of masters degree in accountancy and finance, ACCA, CIMA or Professional career.

Career opportunities

You will be equipped to work in management or financial accounting jobs in the corporate, public or voluntary sectors.


Year 1

  • Accounting for Organisations
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Data Analysis
  • People and Organsiations
  • Creative Environment
  • Marketing and Enterprise


Year 2

  • Business Research
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Taxation Practice
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Law of Business Enterprises


Year 3

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Audit Practice and Ethics
  • Corporate Finance


Main learning outcomes

During your first year you will gain a broad understanding of business, and will be able to select modules that will allow you to specialise in accounting from your second year. You will receive an introduction to financial accounting and management accounting, exploring the transactional basis of financial account and costing and budgeting. 

Your second year will allow you to focus more on accounting and you will undertake modules specifically to do with this area. You will look in depth at the theoretical and practical issues in respect of financial accounting, financial reporting and analysis of published financial statements. The broad area of taxation will also be covered and you will develop a comprehensive grounding in UK taxation and how it encompasses accounting, economics, law, public policy, social policy, sociology and anthropology. There is also the option to study international economics. 

In your final year you will expand on areas that you have covered in year two, as well as develop your knowledge in other key areas. You will work on either a business project or dissertation and have the opportunity to do modules that look at corporate strategies, capital markets and investments and how decisions made in politics impact on business.