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A degree in accountancy is a step on the path to becoming a professionally qualified accountant or a gateway to a career in business. Our aim is to enable you to succeed as an Edge Hill University graduate in the competitive world of business, so our degrees are designed with your professional examination exemption and employability in mind.
- Immerse yourself in the principles, theories and concepts that inform and underpin current accountancy practice and financial management;
- Gain exemptions from the main accountancy professional bodies ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AIA, CIPFA, CPAA and CPS Australia;
- Receive formal recognition of your IT skills with advanced ECDL and Sage certificates.
Placing accounting within a management and finance context, this degree will develop your understanding of how organisations operate in a business and financial environment, and increase your employability and commercial awareness through practical work experience.
Alastair Melville. Graduate 2016: 1st class honours degree
“The university lecturers who guided and inspired me throughout my course offered a large and diverse portfolio of practical knowledge. They based their teaching not only on the current marketplace, but also their personal experience within it.
“Additionally, in taking this course I was given the opportunity to undergo a sandwich placement, where I spent a year as a Commercial Finance Intern within a huge international company. I greatly increased my industry specific knowledge and practical portfolio, and received support from my tutors throughout.
“I am very proud to have undergone this course and I will always hold onto fond memories as I move forward.”
Alastair is extremely passionate about accountancy, however instead of working for an accountancy firm as he initially planned, Alastair has decided to put his new found skills to use and start up his own business.
Phoebe Harris, Graduate 2015: 1st class honours degree
Phoebe graduated from Edge Hill University with a first class honours Accountancy degree and was named her year group’s most outstanding student by Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants (LSCA).
“It was a great honour to have won the prize and to feel that the hard work I put in my studies has been recognised and celebrated by the University. Graduating from Edge Hill comes with mixed emotions, I am delighted to have gained a first class honours degree and the LSCA award but I will be sad to leave!
“The only way I can describe my three years at Edge Hill is to say that it has been the best experience of my life. As soon as I arrived on campus I felt welcome and at home. Everyone I have met from the lecturers and students to the staff who help run the University have been friendly and supportive and nothing is ever too much trouble. I have met friends for life and gained a degree which will significantly help with my future progression. I really would not even consider choosing another University after studying here for the last three years as I have had a student experience which I look back on and smile.