University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

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University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

University of East Anglia Accounting and Finance

About this course

If the plan is to become an accountant working in a practice, or to enter the worlds of commerce, industry or financial services, this course will give you the essential, must-have knowledge you need to succeed.

The degree programme will also maximise the number of exemptions you receive in your professional accountancy exams.


Principally designed for those of you who want to enter the accountancy profession and obtain a professional qualification after graduation, the BSc Accounting and Finance degree will help develop your critical and analytical faculties, leading to expertise in accounting and related skills.

Which also makes this an excellent choice of course if you’re considering a career in commerce, industry or financial services, such as banking, funds management or insurance.


BSc Accounting and Finance graduates will gain certain exemptions from foundation level examinations, from the following professional bodies, ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. Further professional stage exemptions may also be granted. Full details can be found on their individual websites.


The first year provides you with an introduction to accounting, finance and management. Second and third year modules specialise in either accounting or finance, depending on your individual career aspirations.

Year 1

You will be introduced to essential principles and theory relating to accounting, finance and business through the following compulsory modules:

  •  Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting – your foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting.
  •  Introduction to Business – helps you examine the context of an organisation and its environment.
  •  Introduction to Organisational Behaviour – develops your understanding of the structure, function and performance of organisations.
  • Economics for Business – introduces you to the central concepts and methods of analysis used by economists in solving business problems.
  • Principles of Marketing – focuses on marketing as an integrated business activity and how this underpins an organisation’s response to market demand.
  • Developing Business Skills – develops key qualitative and quantitative skills used in business.

Year 2

You will continue to study compulsory modules to develop your knowledge and expertise, including:

  • Financial Accounting – looks at the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting.
  • Management Accounting – builds on concepts introduced in the first year.
  • Business and Company Law – provides an introduction to contract and company law.
  • Business Finance – examines financial issues from a business perspective, applying theory to real business examples.

You will also be able to choose an optional module from a wide selection.

Year 3

In your third year you will take a number of advanced modules to develop your understanding of finance and accounting, alongside subjects such as audit and taxation. These modules will include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting – develops your accounting skills and ability to critically assess financial accounting principles.
  • Advanced Management Accounting – advanced theory and methodology in management accounting and performance management.
  • Audit and Accountability – provides an introduction to the theory and practice of auditing, with emphasis on the external audit of limited companies.
  • Personal and Corporate Taxation – examines the theory and practice of personal and corporate taxation within the UK.

You will also be able to choose a further optional module from within the School or from across the University.


Although most assessment will be carried out by examination, we employ a range of methods to monitor your progress. Coursework will be used to assess various skills, through working with case studies, essays, individual and group presentations, and reports.

Year 1 and 2 modules focus on assessing your ability to analyse and interpret financial and other data, and to identify and solve problems. Year 3 modules assess your capacity to relate theory and practice, to criticise and question, and to reason and argue.


When you join Norwich Business School, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will oversee your progress and guide you through the range of module choices, helping you select those which will best suit your interests and career path.


If the experience of our recent graduates is anything to go by, the world’s your oyster. Only six months after graduation, more than 90% are in employment or higher education, and more than 70% in professional and managerial jobs.  Many graduates have gone on to build careers in major organisations, such as:

  • PwC LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • KPMG
  • Grant Thornton
  • -BDO
  • Aviva
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Tesco
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Credit Suisse
  • Barclays
  •  Amazon
  • BBC
  • March
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • EY
  • Fujitsu.

Some of our more entrepreneurial graduates have even gone it alone, establishing their own successful companies, such as Gnaw Chocolate and Zealify.




Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits


NBS-4003Y 20


NBS-4007Y 20


NBS-4001Y 20


NBS-4005Y 20


NBS-4004Y 20


NBS-4006Y 20


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.



Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.


Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.




We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

When emailing us please remember to include your full name, UCAS Personal ID or your UEA Application Number (if applicable) and the name of the course you are applying for so your query can be answered as quickly as possible.

Register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.