B.Sc. AccountingUniversity of Ulster London
The University of Ulster is a multi-campus university which can trace its origins back to 1845.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||£ 9500|
|Start Date||September 2016|
This course provides a secure grounding in theory and practice, focused on modern commercial realities, from which to progress towards a variety of further studies and career options throughout the world of accounting and finance.
Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:
- The concepts and theories of accounting within a broad economic, legal, social and professional environment.
- The basic principles of auditing, investment, finance, taxation and their implications for individuals, organisations, markets, societies and other disciplines.
- Alternative recognition rules and valuation bases.
- The recording, preparation, presentation and analysis of financial information.
- Business and financial information technology and systems and Professional ethics.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of accounting data.
Careers and Postgraduate Opportunities
There is a considerable demand for accountants in business, industry and the public sector. This degree provides graduates with an excellent basis for pursuing professional qualifications with one of the accountancy bodies. A qualified accountant has a number of possible career options:
- Working towards becoming a public practitioner providing audit, accountancy and taxation services to a variety of businesses and individuals.
- Financial or management accountant in a large commercial enterprise or within central or local government.
- Taxation specialist.
- Management consultant or an educationalist.
Alternatively, graduates will be well equipped to proceed directly to a management career in business or in the public sector, or to proceed to postgraduate study in accounting or a related area.
The course also provides an excellent foundation to becoming a qualified accountant, giving exemptions for 9 of the 14 papers for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant's (ACCA) qualification.
Students must hold at least 5 credit passes (4‐6) from the SSCE (WAEC/NECO) AND have passed one of the following:
a recognised Foundation/Access course OR a minimum of 2 Cambridge A Levels
OR year 1 (level 100) of a recognised Nigerian degree course
OR an Ordinary National Diploma (OND/ND)
OR a National Certificate of Education Students with lower OND/ND grades or low Year 1 results may be considered for entry onto an International Foundation Programme.
For advanced entry to an Undergraduate Degree Programme:
If students hold at least 5 credit passes (4‐6) from the SSCE (WAEC/NECO) AND hold a Higher National Diploma with at least a lower credit in a relevant subject they may be considered (at the School’s discretion) for advanced entry.
*Classification: Distinction, Upper/Lower Credit and pass, look for at least a lower credit.
Grading System (SSCE): A1 (excellent), B2‐3 (good), C4‐6 (credit), D7‐8 (pass), F9 (fail). Grading System (HND): Distinction, Upper/Lower Credit and pass
All modules are core.
- Financial Mathematics and Statistics
- Academic, Professional and Managerial Awareness
- Introductory Accounting
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Principles of Management Accounting
- Business and the Economy
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Career Entrepreneurship
- Personal and Business Finance
- Law for Accountants
- Assurance and Risk Management
- Financial Reporting
- Modern Taxation
- Advanced Financial Management
- Governance, Risk and Ethics
- Performance Management
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Student achievements on the BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways) are recognised through an extensive range of prizes and awards sponsored by both professional bodies and leading employers including ACCA, Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, BDO (student bursary), CIMA, CPA, EY, Henry Murray & Co., KPMG, PwC and many others.
At a recent prize-giving ceremony Mr. John Poole, a Director with leading global professional service firm KPMG, stated that “it’s essential that employers and the University work together to develop the great talent pool that exists in Northern Ireland and to reward them for their efforts and successes. As a significant employer of graduates, we will continue to work with the University and its students to achieve our common goal, namely the development of business leaders of the future who will help grow Northern Ireland businesses through the current economic environment and beyond”.
Additional mandatory costs
Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life.
Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.
We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.
There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.
Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.
Please contact the course team for more information.
This programme has been designed to broaden your opportunities in accounting and utilise our high level employer links to ensure you get excellent employment oppotunities.
All our pathways in Accounting give you maximum professional exemptions from many of the professional accounting bodies.
You can specialise in the area of accounting through either the BSc Hons Accounting or BSc Hons Accounting (Forensic Services) - both of these pathways are highly sought after by employers and following your programme, you will be emloyment-ready in these fields.
You could decide to maintain a focus on accounting and explore other areas such as financial economics or management through the BSc Hons Accounting (Financial Economics) or BSc Hons Accounting (Management Consulting) - both pathways offering a highly sought after skills-set in the economic, public sector or industrial environment.
Structure: All modules in each pathway of the BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways) are compulsory. The structure of the suite of pathways is such that you can delay choice between these four programmes until the second-year of study in the BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways). This flexibility provides you with the opportunity to experience subject areas, before making a choice between maintaining specialism in accounting or broadening interest to within financial economics / management.
Year 1: Subject areas including financial mathematics and statistics, financial accounting, management accounting and economics, are to establish the academic foundation for the second year of the programme with a professional skills-based module equipping you with the necessary academic and managerial awareness to enhance your learning and employability. The first-year of the programme is designed to help you make a choice of pathway through providing opportunities to experience each pathway area.
Year 2: In the second-year you will take four modules which develop knowledge and skills in the accounting subject including law, financial accounting, management accounting and personal and business finance. In second year, a career entrepreneurship module will further develop key communication skills and soft skills to enhance professional development and enterprise skills. The sixth module studied will be dependent on your chosen pathway. Students on the BSc Hons Accounting and BSc Hons Accounting (Forensic Services) pathways will complete a module on assurance and risk management. Students on the BSc Hons Accounting (Financial Economics) will complete a module on money and the economy and on the BSc Hons Accounting (Management Consulting) pathway a module on managing people.
Year 3: You will have the option of a paid placement year in a range of local and international locations. This will provide a link between the subjects you have studied and your application in a 'real world' setting. Satisfactory completion of the placement year will lead to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice. You have also the option to study abroad for a year; satisfactory completion of a study abroad year will lead to the award of the Diploma in International Academic Studies.
Year 4: You will spend the final year developing your in-depth knowledge in your chosen pathway: Students on the BSc Hons Accounting will complete final-year modules in: advanced financial accounting; advanced financial management; advanced management accounting; auditing; governance, risk and ethics; and modern taxation.
Students on the BSc Hons Accounting (Forensic Services) will complete final-year modules in: advanced financial accounting; advanced financial management; advanced management accounting; cyber-crime and forensic technology; forensic accounting; and personal and business taxation.
Students on the BSc Hons Accounting (Financial Economics) will complete final-year modules in: financial markets and institutes; advanced financial management; advanced management accounting; international finance; money, banking and other financial institutions; and personal and business taxation.
Students on the BSc Hons Accounting (Management Consulting) will complete final-year modules in: effective organisations; performance management; public sector accounting; strategic business planning; governance, risk and ethics; and personal and business taxation.
Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI
Diploma in Professional Practice DPP
Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS
Full-time attendance is up to four days per week with 12-16 teaching hours per week, depending on level.
Each year has a different amount of time allocated to the modules being studied. Normally students are in class for 3 or 4 days per week. On top of this you would be expected to spend approximately 10 additional hours of independent study time per module.
Taking all modules into account this would equate to 40 hours per week over a semester.