London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

With a high level of professional exemptions from the accounting bodies ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, AIA and IFA, this challenging course is an ideal start to becoming a qualified accountant or a related financial career. You'll have access to an extensive network of industry contacts to help with optional work experience placements and projects.

**More about this course**

Through this course, you’ll develop your academic writing, your independent research skills and your practical skills in business and accounting software such as Microsoft Excel, Sage and Oracle. The programme is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and plenary sessions.

Between them, our staff have accumulated an impressive level of academic and professional experience in public audit, taxation, financial reporting, management accounting and information systems. Occasionally, distinguished external speakers are invited to make presentations on contemporary accounting, finance and business'related issues.

We place particular emphasis on employability, and our lecturers, who have a wide network of industry contacts, can help you with optional work experience placements and projects. On completion of the course, you’ll receive full exemption from all of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)’s fundamental exam papers.

**What our students say**

"The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year."

Usman – Accounting and Finance BA student

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Accounting and Finance Extended Degree.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Accounting Information Systems (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Accounting (core, 30 credits)

Legal and Economic Framework (core, 30 credits) and

Professional Skills for Accounting (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

International Financial Reporting (core, 30 credits)

Management Accounting (core, 30 credits)

Principles of Finance (core, 30 credits) and Principles of Taxation (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Financial Reporting (core, 30 credits)

Current Issues in Accounting and Finance (core, 30 credits)

Strategic Financial Management (core, 30 credits)

Audit and Assurance Services (option, 15 credits)

Audit and Risk Management (option, 15 credits)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Learning through Work 2 (option, 15 credits)

Project Management (option, 15 credits)

Systems Auditing (option, 15 credits) and Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees