University of East London

Course Introduction

UEL has been successfully running courses in accounting and finance for many years and has a well'established history of matching industry'based learning with academic excellence. We have a strong academic workforce dedicated to providing high'quality teaching and an outstanding student experience. Our courses are well respected in industry and commerce, and open up many career opportunities. UEL's Royal Docks Business School gives you an excellent opportunity to fast'track your career. You will study at one of London's most diverse business schools, based in the heart of the capital's Docklands ' just a few miles from the City and the towering skyline of Canary Wharf, a major global financial centre. You will gain a thorough understanding of the business environment and the current regulatory framework within which accounting works. You will also gain in'depth knowledge and understanding of financial accounting, with particular emphasis on financial reporting and analysis and management accounting, both of which focus on the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin financial decision'making, planning and control. You will also be introduced to current issues in accounting, including regulation, harmonisation and corporate governance.This course is available with an optional placement year. This option means you'll spend your third year on a year'long placement working for a company, adding valuable practical skills to your growing academic knowledge.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: financial accounting 1; cost and management accounting; academic skills for accounting; business law; managing organisations within the legal environment; business economics, mathematics and statistics. Year 2: Core modules: financial accounting 2; management accounting; financial management and control; options include: business and corporate law; quantitative analysis; financial modelling; business information systems; taxation. Year 3: Core modules: issues and controversies in accounting; management accounting at the organisational level; dissertation; corporate finance; options include: corporate financial reporting; international accounting and finance; auditing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 99%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 95%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 58
Studying 2
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 29
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 57%

Total Coursework: 43%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation