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Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)

Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Accounting is a vital and fascinating part of today’s global economy. Studying it here with us at Hertfordshire brings you face to face with current trends, practices and concepts – not just within accountancy itself, but in the wider world of business.

Our BA Accounting degree is a highly practical, relevant course. It gives you the sought-after skills, latest academic theory and real-world experience you need to become a confident, knowledgeable, forward-thinking graduate with exceptional career prospects.

The course explores the role of accountancy in businesses of all sizes and forms, opening your eyes to the diverse range of potential career paths ahead. It’s a multi-disciplinary, globally focused accounting degree, developed with innovative industry-leading companies and respected professional bodies.

At Hertfordshire, you’ll be taught by our team of leading academics, who together have created a supportive, inspiring learning environment. They’re joined by visiting industry specialists who bring with them years of real-world accounting experience and a real enthusiasm for sharing their insights with you.

We have strong links with the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accounting (CIPFA). 

These close ties mean that when you finish your degree, you’ll have exemptions from some of their highly respected professional accountancy exams, becoming a fully qualified accountant sooner.

During your degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to join the ACCA’s accelerate scheme and the CIMA university scheme, giving you associated membership of those bodies when you graduate. Membership comes with some really valuable benefits, including discounted accountancy exam fees, access to great resources and exciting networking opportunities.

You can also study a language with this course. You can be awarded the degree ‘with language’ in the title if you choose to study a foreign language in all years of study.

While you’re working towards your accounting degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad or take a work placement. Both experiences will strengthen your skills, build your confidence and make you stand out to potential future employers.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6. These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Accounting Principles, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Accounting Professional, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Business Operations and Leadership, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Analytical Techniques for Accountants, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Professionalism in Accounting for Direct Entry Students, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Management Accounting, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Financial Reporting, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Corporate Finance, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Financial Management, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Development, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Business Life Cycle, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Business Analytics, 15 Credits,Optional
  • Information Technology for Accountants, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Advanced Management Accounting, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Advanced Financial Reporting, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Emerging Issues in Accounting and Finance, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Governance and Auditing, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • HBS Placement, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Dissertation - Accounting, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Information Systems and Knowledge Management, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Islamic Banking and Finance, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Strategic Cost Management, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Management Decision Making, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Research Methods, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Financial Management in the Public Sector, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Industry Practice in Accounting and Finance, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Taxation, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Advanced Techniques for Accounting, 15 Credits,Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Accounting is a thriving industry and talented accountants are always in demand. It’s a high-reward sector with excellent pay and opportunity to progress – potentially to finance director or chief executive level.
  • Every business needs accountancy expertise, meaning there’s a great range of careers open to you. UK accountancy qualifications are respected worldwide, so if you secure a job at a large international firm there may also be overseas opportunities. Alternatively, you could pursue a management-focused career route, or become self-employed.
  • Recent Hertfordshire graduates have financial and management roles at Citibank, Amazon, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, John Lewis, TUI, The Walt Disney Company and the NHS

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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