Accounting

BSc single honours or in combination with another subject Accounting 2016/17

Accounting is a versatile discipline, constantly evolving in response to the challenges of a dynamic economic, political and social economy. It is at the heart of all business decisions and encompasses a vast range of careers from traditional auditing to global management consulting. Our experienced team has created engaging and quality programmes which capture the diversity of this topical area, developing an understanding of both the national and the global dimensions of this discipline. Our programmes provide a sound and relevant educational foundation for an array of careers in industry, practice, the service sector or for self-employment.

The single honours Accounting programme is structured to achieve maximum exemptions with the professional accounting bodies; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). For those who plan to pursue a professional accounting qualification post-graduation, the exemptions expedite your chosen professional qualification, and usually appeal to prospective employers.

Students on the combined honours programmes access some of the accredited modules. These are combined with other discipline-specific modules so that post-graduation students have the flexibility to pursue roles requiring an understanding of Accounting, without committing to a career as an accountant. On all of our Accounting degree programmes, knowledge, critical analysis and interpersonal skills are developed through lectures, seminars, workshops and a variety of assessment modes. These satisfy academic, professional, and commercial requirements. Guest speakers are regularly invited to address our students, with our annual ‘Accounting Futures’ event promoting student interaction with businesses and with accounting firms.

The first year of our Accounting degrees are mainly in common with other students on the Business Suite of Programmes. This provides a solid grounding in the challenges of managing organisations, information technology, and analytical skills. It provides an essential foundation to these programmes while allowing flexibility to choose a variety of pathways in the second and third years of study. There is a specialist Accounting module for students on our Accounting pathways, ensuring that you are competent in the principles of accounting.

In Year 2 all Accounting students study Management Accounting and International Financial Reporting. Single honours students also study Law, and Management & Leadership, with 2 options from the Business Studies suite. Students combining Accounting with Business also study Management & Leadership, with 3 options; those combining with Marketing study Consumer Behaviour, and Marketing Planning with 2 options; those combining with Finance may study Financial Markets, and Risk Management, with 2 options; those with Entrepreneurship take Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Small Business Management with 2 options. The option modules are usually taken from the Business Suite.

In Year 3 the focus is on strategic issues with all Accounting students studying Contemporary Accounting Issues and Financial Management. Single honours students also study Audit & Assurance, and Taxation with 2 options; those combining with Business also study Strategic Management, and 3 options; those combining with Marketing also study Strategic Marketing, and Global Marketing, and 2 options; those combining with Finance may study Portfolio Management, and Corporate Finance with 2 options; those with Entrepreneurship take Business Model Generation, and New Business Planning with 2 options. The option modules are usually taken from the Business Suite.

Many graduates go on to study accounting at professional level. However, these exceptionally versatile degrees open doors to a variety of careers in business. Excellent mentoring by our experienced team will guide and prepare you for their business or professional accountancy career.

If you are studying on a programme within the Business School, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry as an optional part of your degree. You spend the third year of a four year degree in a full-time, paid work placement with an employer. The University’s Career Development service will support you in finding suitable work placements and you will also receive tutorial support from an academic member of staff throughout the year. This contributes to your professional development by giving you real world experience in a business environment. You can register on the programme at the end of your first year.

Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles & Practice Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management
  • Economics

Year 2

Core:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Management Accounting
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Corporate and Business Law

You can choose two options from:

  • Human Resource Management
  • E Business
  • Project Management
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Services
  • Work Based Learning

Year 3

Core:

  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Financial Management
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Taxation

You can choose two options from:

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Individual Study
  • Service Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Introduction to Securities
  • Marketing: Culture and Communications
  • Dissertation
  • Public Relations

Combined Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles & Practice Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management
  • Economics

Year 2

Core:

  • Management Accounting
  • International Financial Reporting

Choose up to two options from:

  • Human Resource Management
  • E Business
  • Project Management
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Services
  • Work Based Learning

Year 3

Core:

  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Financial Management

You can choose two options from:

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Individual Study
  • Service Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Introduction to Securities
  • Marketing: Culture and Communications
  • Dissertation
  • Public Relations

Fees

The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas *
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Full-time
(placement year or year abroad)

£1,350 

UK/EU students who choose the full-time course with the Professional Placement Year as an option will be charged a UK/EU tuition fee of £1,350 during that year.

Price on application

Part-time

N/A

N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact fees@canterbury.ac.uk or the International Office: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk .

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions; presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials; coursework and tutorials. We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face-to-face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by students’ feedback.
A broad range of assessment is included in students’ studies and may include report and essay writing, reflective and critical assignment and research activities, case study and individual and group studies. Examinations may be used to recognise end of module achievement, particularly where professional body accreditation is offered, and may involve unseen or open-book exercises.

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UCAS code

  • N400 Accounting
  • N401 Accounting with Professional Placement (4 years)
  • N192 with Business Studies
  • N4N1 with Entrepreneurship
  • N4N3 with Finance
  • N5N4 with Marketing

Length

  • 3 years (or 4 years with Professional Placement) full-time

Entry requirements

  • A typical offer would be 280 UCAS Tariff points. GCSE Mathematics at grade C, or above (or equivalent) is required for single honours entry. More entry requirement details.

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Our degree in Accounting and Finance has a 100% overall student satisfaction rating.

(National Student Survey, 2015)

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