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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

In partnership with Plymouth University

  • Hear from our Accounting and Finance Lecturer - Roy Ringham
  • This degree has equipped me with the transferable skills I need to explore a range of opportunities in the real world.

Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by Plymouth University
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

Next start date

October 2016

Intakes

February, June, October

Study options

3 yrs, 2 yrs
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich, Greenford

Overview

Start your career in accountancy with this course, which covers the principles of accounting and its application in a regulatory, legal and social environment. The BSc in Accounting and Finance course is benchmarked against the FHEQ and QAA subject benchmarks for Accounting. 

  • Hear from our Accounting and Finance Lecturer - Roy Ringham
  • This degree has equipped me with the transferable skills I need to explore a range of opportunities in the real world.

Why choose this degree?

Why choose this degree?

Delivered in London - the international Financial Centre – this degree offers some exemptions from the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). You will benefit from live projects, learning through practice and lecturers who are practitioners in industry:

  • Use of software from industry including FT.com, Reuters, Bloomberg
  • Business games, simulation trading, shares buying incorporated into study
  • Field trips to experience stock exchange, investment bonds, top accountancy and finance firms
  • Involvement in Finance Week, in collaboration with the Careers team
  • Live project of your choice, including Islamic banking option
  • Consultancy project, working on real businesses’ accounts through our ‘Formation Zone
  • Guest speakers from the city 

Where will this degree take me?

Where will this degree take me?

As well as providing a route into financial professions, our Accounting and Finance degree will help you develop skills that can be utilised in a range of sectors. You can attain jobs in law, journalism, advertising, marketing, sales and IT. Other jobs include conveyancing, management consultancy, investment banking, retail banking, purchasing management and tax advisory.

 

What will I learn?

What Will I Learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

  • At stage zero: embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of accounting and finance. The learner will be given the opportunity to define the role of accountants within the business and regulatory environment.
  • At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of accounting and finance to build their skills capacity and to model the required behaviours of professional accountants.
  • At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of management practice that contribute to driving organisational performance. This will entail business games, accounting and finance projects, and other models that will be suitable for the overall learning process.

Modules

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills for Accountants, IT Applications for Management Accounting, Financial Accounting 1, and Management Accounting 1
  • Semester 2: Professional Skills for Accountants, IT Applications for Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting 2, and Management Accounting 2 
  • Semester 3: Employability Skills, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Corporate and Business Law
  • Semester 4: Financial Management, Principles of Taxation, and Elective Modules (choose one) Management Accounting and Performance Management, or Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/ Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Accounting and Finance for the Business Environment, International Financial Reporting, and Elective Modules (choose one) Research Methods or Research and the Professional 
  • Semester 6: Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project), Elective Modules (choose one) Audit and Assurance, or Corporate Financial Management, or Taxation

Module Descriptions

To read more about each module in detail for this programme click here

Programme specifications

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 on registration and hold a GCSE Maths, grade C or equivalent, and one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • • 2 A Levels (A-E, 80 UCAS points) New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained >
  • • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme
  • • Equivalent qualifications (subject to Plymouth University approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, IB

If English is not the applicant’s first language, IELTS minimum score 6.0 or another accepted system, is required.

Mature students (21+) with evidence of full-time work experience, supported by an employer reference, are considered on individual merits. Candidates who do not meet the requirements can apply for our Foundation Year. 

On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation Year programme.

 

Accreditation of prior learning considered.

 

Fees

Tuition fees

UK/EU

Full-time:

2 years, £8,000 per year

3 years, £6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

2 years, £12,750 per year

3 years, £8,500 per year
 

Apply direct to GSM London

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa

UK

Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Apply through UCAS

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen course. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, NN43
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NNL3
  • Three-year, NNKJ
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), NNKH

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.

Registration and enrolment

Registration and Enrolment

Once we receive your application from and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.


Key information sets about this programme