University Of Bedfordshire Finance

University Of Bedfordshire Finance

Get your accounting and finance career off to a great start with this practical course.

Study in a simulated business environment, acquiring professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership before going on to financial and management accounting and the role accountancy plays in corporate behaviour.

Finally, cover regulatory and risk management issues in accounting, how financial markets operate, and what makes them crash. Undertake a supervised research dissertation on an accounting or finance issue of your choice.


  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Accounting and Finance – BSc (Hons) – University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via – UCAS
  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – N391
  • Campus Location – University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates – Oct
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time
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Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year – BSc (Hons)

Accounting and Finance with International Year Zero – BSc (Hons)

Unit Information – What Will I Learn

Year 1

This common first year across all our accountancy courses provides you with a broad understanding of key concepts and techniques.

Core units in this year include:

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Business Pod
Year 2

Along with the core elements of your degree, you will have the chance to tailor your studies to your individual interests, i.e. if you want to focus more on accounting or finance.

Core units in this year include:

  • Practice Weeks: Career Planning
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
  • Project Management


  • Economics of International Finance (Finance Pathway)
  • Intermediate Auditing (Accounting Pathway)
  • Intermediate Taxation (Accounting Pathway)
Year 3

You will also undertake a project or dissertation, which allows you to carry out an in-depth investigation on your chosen subject.

Core units in this year include:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Specialist Project in Accounting and Finance
  • Practice Weeks: The Future You


  • Economic Policy in the Age of Globalization (Finance Pathway)
  • Economics of the European Union (Finance Pathway)
  • Advanced Auditing (Accounting Pathway)
  • Advanced Taxation (Accounting Pathway)

Entry requirements

  • UK
  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.
    2017/18 entry

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

Applicants with other entry qualifications will be assessed individually by the field chair for APCL. This might include applicants with complete or partially complete AAT, CAT, ACCA, CIMA or other professional qualifications. Overseas qualifications will be assessed in a similar way.

In general APEL will not be allowed for any unit achieving ACCA exemption.