BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Derby, UK

BA (Hons)
Accounting and Finance
(Top Up, Final Year)
會計及財務 榮譽學位 (一年銜接學位)
University of Derby, UK

Top up Final Year Degree for Holders of
Advanced Diploma / Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Professional Qualifications

University of Derby    

The University of Derby, with origins traced back to 1851, is accredited by British Royal Charter.  The University consists of Derby campus and Buxton campus that opened by Prince Charles.  In 1995, the University became a charity.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.  In addition to on-campus study, the University offers an extensive of e-Learning programmes.  There are 20,000 students, of whom more than 1,300 overseas students from around 100 countries worldwide.

University of Derby is an accredited University under British Royal Charter


University of Derby

– Gold Standard Award
Teaching Excellence Framework 2017,
Department of Education, UK

– Ranked 75 out of 131 Universities
Times Good University Guide, 2019


– Ranked no. 7 in the East Midlands Region, UK
(The Complete University Guide, 2010)
– Ranked 54 out of 109 Universities in UK
(Times Higher Education, Annual National Student Experience Survey, 2009)
– Ranked 12 in the UK out of 151 Universities for employability,
ahead of Cambridge (20th) and Oxford (72nd). (HESA, 2013)
– Business courses at Derby are rated ‘Excellent’, with a rating of 22 out of 24
(UK Quality Assurance Agency)
– The Law School was rated in the top 5
(National Student Satisfaction Survey, 2009)

External Accreditation / Recognition
Certain modules within the Accounting & Finance programme address the professional body requirements regarding content and assessment and hence are eligible for exemptions.  Such bodies include the
– Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA);
– Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
– Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA);
– Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW).
The level of exemption awarded is dependent on the modules studied.

About the Programme

Take advantage of the knowledge you’ve already gained on your previous studies and top up to a full Honours degree with just one more year of study.

This degree equips you with a sound knowledge of accounting and business which will enable you to take up a management position in industry and commerce, or become a professional accountant.

The top up year will see you tackling complicated accounting and ethical issues.  You’ll be studying leading edge and contemporary business and accounting issues, you’ll understand general accounting and business concepts and will develop the skills and techniqes required, through research, critical analysis and evaluation to suggest solutions to real management problems.  You’ll be able to critically evaluate strategic business issues, and you’ll complete your independent study.

Throught the year we will also be developing your personal transferable skills.  These are the skills that complement your academic knowledge and which improve your employability.

Derby teaching staff are all professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience.  As well as teaching on degree programmes, they are also teaching on the professional body courses – ACCA and CIMA.  This means that they are aware of and work to the latest and most current professional standards, so you’ll benefit from their expertise and understanding of the modern business world.

You can study at home, at work, anywhere, anytime that suit you. All you need is a computer with internet access.

Your study materials will be available through the internet. You’re supported through the course by your tutor who is only a click away. You will be able to communicate with other students and your tutors online, through discussion groups and email, so you will be part of an online community for your course.
Your career
There is always a demand for accounting graduates.  Our past students have gone on to work for local pblic practices, multi-national accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses.  As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

Students’ Message
“My degree is equipping me with the right tools for work when I graduate, not just theoretically but also practically as there are lots of opportunities to practise what you have learnt.” Luke Rowarth, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

“Derby degree programme made it accessible for me to achieve my ambition of gaining a degree without having to attend classes weekly, enabling me to continue with my studies whilst maintaining a full time job.”  Karen Finucare

“It is an enjoyable and career enhancing experience that fitted around my busy work commitments and family life.” Richard Hopkins

“There was plenty of interaction between tutors and students to help me.”  Elly Philips

Programme Structure

At the final year of BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, the following subjects are available both online and on-campus.  It enable busy students to achieve for the degree anytime, anywhere in the world.

Core modules
– Financial Strategy (20 credits)
– Management Accounting Performance Evaluation (20 credits)
– Independent Study (40 credits)

Optional modules (any 2 of below)
– Contemporary Reporting Issues (20 credits)
– Financial Reporting (20 credits)
– Financial Statement Analysis (20 credits)
– Investing and Financial Markets (20 credits)

Normal Duration

You can complete the final stage of programme in 1 to 2 years depending on your study pace.


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100% Coursework
Coursework may include essays / business reports / portfolios / presentations.

Entry Requirements

HND or equivalent Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma /Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Graduate Diploma / Professional Qualifications, etc. in relevant area of study.

Application Status

Open for application now

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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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