Course summary

This is a leading course that delivers comprehensive accounting education to students to enable them to become effective employees in a variety of activities and occupations in the Financial and Professional Services sectors. Our rounded teaching programmes also provide broader business acumen and management expertise for future careers.

You will develop a detailed knowledge of the applied aspects of accounting, together with the team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and commercial awareness which companies need in a rapidly changing and complex global business landscape.

These skills and knowledge will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as Financial and management accounting and other closely related fields in the professional services sector. You can develop your career in the private or public sector, and the course will help your progression to professional qualifications. The course provides an exemption from up to 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). These valuable professional body exemptions provide the opportunity to progress towards certification for a professional career in accountancy. The course also has also been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Accountants
  • Computerised Methods in Accounting
  • Global Business Environment

Credit Level 4

You will also have the opportunity to take an optional module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area. You may also choose a foreign language as your option module.

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Accounting

Credit Level 5

Plus two options from Corporate Governance, Law and the Business and other areas of business including languages.

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study English-taught courses for a year at one of our overseas partner institutions. Currently, you can take a Year Abroad studying in Berlin, Bologna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, and other locations including Brisbane, Sydney (Australia), Japan, Canada and the USA. There are also many opportunities for those with appropriate language skills to study in the local language in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, among others. You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first-semester exchange and a second-semester work placement, both conducted overseas, or undertake a placement year overseas.

Alternatively, between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement as a Professional Experience Year within the UK. Past students have completed placements in a variety of prestigious organisations, including AMEC, Barclays Bank, Commerzbank, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, GE Capital, HSBC, IBM and the NHS, as well as in smaller businesses.

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Advanced Aspects of Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Global Strategic Management

Credit Level 6

Plus two options from Dissertation, Taxation, Company Law and other areas of business including languages.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification)

  • A Levels – BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 12, 2019
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13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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