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Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: RN12

There’s more to accounting and finance than numbers. It’s a crucial part of business. Explore key aspects of accounting and finance and engage with the fundamentals of business and management. You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in business.

Subject to re-validation.


Course length: 3 years full-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Accounting and Finance
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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If applying for September 2024 entry this course is BSc Business & Management with Accounting & Finance.

How can businesses be run more efficiently and be more profitable? Join us to discover how businesses are built, nurtured and sold. On this course, you’ll explore the fundamentals of accounting and finance and how people with skills in these fields help businesses succeed.

During this BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, we’ll give you the skills needed to structure businesses financially. Explore how technology is used to improve financial performance. You’ll learn how markets move and companies grow. You’ll also develop an advanced understanding of how financial markets and banking affect business behaviour locally and globally.

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a real business. This will allow you to gain vital experience of analysing the diverse issues facing the organisations of today and grow your professional networks.

When you graduate you’ll be eligible for Affiliate Member status with the Chartered Management Institute.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

During Year 1 you’ll learn the essentials. Study financial statement preparation, management information and the theories behind them. You’ll also analyse economics for accounting professionals, as well as mathematics and statistics to see the wider context of finances. Finally, you’ll apply IT skills to financial management situations and develop your skills as a future businessperson.

Compulsory modules:

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Applying IT in Accounting and Financial Management
Economics for Accountants
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Professional Business Skills
Mathematics and Statistics for Accounting and Financial Management

During Year 2, you’ll continue to develop your accounting and finance skills but you’ll also discover how management accounting can be used to make decisions and strategise for growth. Take a work placement, or work on launching and running your own small business enterprise. You’ll also discover the importance of financial markets to businesses, using our very own Bloomberg Terminal service to analyse live data from the stock market.

Compulsory modules:

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Applied Econometrics
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Management Accounting
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Research Methodologies and Methods in Accounting and Financial Management
Work Placement

In Year 3, you’ll refine your advanced accounting and analysis skills, producing complex company accounts that comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (FIRS). You’ll explore strategic management and the various factors influencing decision-making in business. You’ll also study a subject of your choice in depth, including in sustainability, or advanced economic analysis. You’ll also undertake an independent academic piece of research by completing a dissertation in accounting and finance.

Compulsory modules:

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Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Management Accounting
Dissertation in Accounting and Financial Management
Strategic Financial Management
Sustainability and Business

One of:

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Financial Economics
Advanced Econometrics

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations and project work.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement. In addition, you will undertake live financial market analysis in our Bloomberg Suite.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, operations management, people management and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.


Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

Discover our accommodation


A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School. Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

The tuition fees for 2025/26 have not yet been confirmed. This page will be updated with further information when it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

By the time you finish your degree, you’ll have deep financial and accounting expertise. You could use these new skills to start your own business, or to secure work across a wide range of industries including banking, accounting, finance and stock trading.

Graduates of this course are highly sought after, and can enjoy careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • banker
  • finance manager
  • financial analyst
  • stockbroker
  • financial market trader
  • management consultant
  • management accountant

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Grant Thornton, British Aerospace, Airbus, Hays and the NHS. Wherever you find work, you’ll have the skills to examine the financial workings of an organisation, and strategise for success.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership and may also be eligible for exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study on our suite of masters programmes.

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