BSc (Hons) Accounting


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Program Description

  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Qualification Awarded: BSc (Hons) Accounting
  • Awarding Body: Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Mode of Study: Full-time
  • ECTS Credits: 180

Course Insight

Accounting is at the heart of all business decisions and encompasses a vast range of careers, from traditional auditing to global management consulting. To reflect this, our experienced team has created a wide range of modules structured to allow you to gain a thorough understanding of accounting without committing to a career as an accountant. Alexander College, in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, has strong professional links and provides great opportunities to gain work experience to prepare you for the future. With this specific programme, you will also gain exemptions from professional examinations with the leading accounting bodies, such as ACCA.

Teaching and Learning

The course is taught through a diverse mix of learning environments including tutor-led, independent student-led and group projects. Lectures, workshops/seminars and group project work account for 12 hours of contact time per week and you will spend at least as much time again in the essential independent study including research, online work and preparation for assessment. Guest speakers and real-life case studies broaden knowledge of the industry and ensure graduates are work-ready and informed of the latest developments in the field.


You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and examinations, all of which aim to assess not only what you know and can do but also develop the graduate attributes that are valued by employers. These attributes include communication and presentation skills, IT and numeracy skills, teamwork, project and time management skills as well as the intellectual skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, creativity and innovation.

Coursework comes in many different forms: essays and reports, business plans and applied research projects, portfolios and weekly notes, assessed group and individual presentations and posters. You will also be required to reflect and comment on your own learning and personal development.

Enrolment and Duration

This is a three-year full-time programme. Each academic year usually commences in the first week of October and, in some cases, the last week of September. The academic year runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enrol up to two weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma or Foundation Diploma/Certificate or equivalent. You will also be required to provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language.

Graduation Requirements

The entire course comprises of a total of 18 modules over 3 years. To achieve the BSc degree in Accounting, you must complete all modules to achieve the required 180 credits (ECTS*). If for any reason, you are unable to complete the full course you may qualify for an interim award providing you have completed the required minimum credits. A Certificate may be awarded to students who have achieved over 60 credits or a Diploma for students who have achieved over 120 credits before discontinuing their studies.

* European Credit Transfer System

Where Next?

Many graduates go on to study accounting at the professional level. However, these exceptionally versatile degrees open doors to a variety of roles in business. Excellent mentoring by our experienced team will guide and prepare you for your first business or professional accountancy role. Our graduates leave with crucial skills, diverse career paths and valuable knowledge and experience of real environments to thrive in a competitive job market with a fast-paced, ever-changing global economy. Due to the flexible nature of this course, students may enter employment in conjunction with their studies.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Alexander College has a long-standing history of educational excellence and this is owed, in no small part, to our established UK connections and collaborations with accredited UK Universities and awa ... Read More

Alexander College has a long-standing history of educational excellence and this is owed, in no small part, to our established UK connections and collaborations with accredited UK Universities and awarding bodies. Over the years we have established a number of close links and in addition to our own recognised programmes, we currently offer UK undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Deciding to study for a degree is not an easy choice; it requires a high level of commitment and dedication in order to succeed. At Alexander, we understand this and strive to make your time with us an enjoyable, rewarding and worthwhile experience. Read less
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