Accounting and Finance

Course introduction

.Accounting and finance professionals play a vital role in today's economy. Our degree is for aspiring accountants wishing to build a successful career in the profession.

Why study BA Accounting and Finance at Middlesex University?

You will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance and learn to understand management concepts within an international business context. BA Accounting and Finance is the ideal first step to becoming a qualified accountant. You can also choose to study Spanish or Mandarin as part of your degree, to ensure you stand out in a competitive job market.

Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week sandwich placement in Year 3 as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete your degree within 3 years.

Course highlights
Our links with the UK's leading professional bodies, including the ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA ensure that, upon graduation, students receive a number of exemptions from professional exams
We cover the costs of students to join the ACCA's Accelerate and CIMA University schemes which gives graduating students associated membership of both bodies, offering further reductions in professional exam fees and access to professional body employability and academic resources, and networking
Students will learn to use industry standard accounting programmes, including Sage and OneSource, with the opportunity to gain a CIMA certificate in Sage. Our Financial Markets Lab also gives students access to finance software such as Bloomberg and Datastream

Course modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Data Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory
Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory
Accounting Information Systems (15 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2
Applied Financial Accounting OR Advanced Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Applied Management Accounting OR Advanced Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional
Operations Management (30 credits) – Optional
Financial Project Management (30 credits) – Optional
Personal Financial Behaviour (30 credits) – Optional
Year 3
Accounting Theory (15 credits) – Compulsory
Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) – Compulsory
Taxation (30 credits) – Compulsory
Corporate Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory
Audit and Assurance (30 credits) – Optional
Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) – Optional
Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional
Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Optional
Advanced Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Optional
Corporate Accountability (30 credits) – Optional
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) – Optional
Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 European Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 Home Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components