Accounting and Finance

Study options

Award

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
NN45
UCAS code:
NN48
UCAS code:
NN47
UCAS code:
NN46
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
23 September 2024

Global Perspective

Students have the chance to spend a year studying at one of our renowned partner universities in Sri Lanka or Vietnam.

Professional Qualification Acceleration

On Successful completion, students can be eligible for exemptions from some professional accounting examinations provided by ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA

Employability and Leadership Development

A strong undergraduate intellectual foundation is blended with a strong practical orientation, creating fantastic graduate job opportunities.

The world of business and finance is ever changing and companies need to stay competitive to survive. Our Accounting and Finance degree will equip you with the skills to thrive in this challenging and rewarding environment.

Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research.

The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making, and you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate.

We pride ourselves on offering strong support to students to help guide your success. Our academic staff also bring lots of industry experience, including backgrounds as professional accountants and in banking. 

Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research.

The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making, and you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate.

We pride ourselves on offering strong support to students to help guide your success. Our academic staff also bring lots of industry experience, including backgrounds as professional accountants and in banking. 

Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research.

The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making, and you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate.

We pride ourselves on offering strong support to students to help guide your success. Our academic staff also bring lots of industry experience, including backgrounds as professional accountants and in banking. 

Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research.

The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making, and you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate.

We pride ourselves on offering strong support to students to help guide your success. Our academic staff also bring lots of industry experience, including backgrounds as professional accountants and in banking. 

Whether your dream is to become a chartered accountant or a financial officer within a larger organisation, you’ll learn the essentials for your future career. It is also an ideal springboard if you want to pursue postgraduate research.

The course will give you an excellent grounding in core accounting, including taxation, financial accounting, auditing and corporate governance. But it also covers so much more, with a strong focus on employability skills. You’ll be delving into contemporary issues, from the challenges of regulating fintech to the growth in cryptocurrency. Using real-life examples, you will also understand the crucial role accounting and finance plays in organisational decision-making, and you’ll build your research skills by completing an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Through the degree, you will gain exemptions from having to take exams with certain professional accounting bodies. This means you can get a head start on a career once you graduate.

We pride ourselves on offering strong support to students to help guide your success. Our academic staff also bring lots of industry experience, including backgrounds as professional accountants and in banking. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Work placements

We also strongly encourage our students to undertake work placements, particularly with accounting firms or in finance roles with other businesses. There is the option of doing a full placement year and even the opportunity to study abroad. Some students may also choose to do a summer placement, although this isn’t an integral part of the course.

We will work with you to source an appropriate placement to gain valuable work experience. Our Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you an immersive one year placement.

If you wish to study abroad, we have Partner Universities in Vietnam or Sri Lanka.

We will work with you to source an appropriate placement to gain valuable work experience. Our Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you an immersive one year placement.

If you wish to study abroad, we have Partner Universities in Vietnam or Sri Lanka.

We will work with you to source an appropriate placement to gain valuable work experience. Our Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you an immersive one year placement.

If you wish to study abroad, we have Partner Universities in Vietnam or Sri Lanka.

We will work with you to source an appropriate placement to gain valuable work experience. Our Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you an immersive one year placement.

If you wish to study abroad, we have Partner Universities in Vietnam or Sri Lanka.

We will work with you to source an appropriate placement to gain valuable work experience. Our Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you an immersive one year placement.

If you wish to study abroad, we have Partner Universities in Vietnam or Sri Lanka.

Course content

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and you will study the full spectrum of contemporary accounting and finance.

Each module you study is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.

The first year will include an introduction to each specialist subject so you can choose which which areas you wish to pursue further for the second and third years. You will study topics in Financial Report, Management Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, FinTech and Corporate Governance. The final year includes an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and you will study the full spectrum of contemporary accounting and finance.

Each module you study is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.

The first year will include an introduction to each specialist subject so you can choose which which areas you wish to pursue further for the second and third years. You will study topics in Financial Report, Management Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, FinTech and Corporate Governance. The final year includes an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and you will study the full spectrum of contemporary accounting and finance.

Each module you study is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.

The first year will include an introduction to each specialist subject so you can choose which which areas you wish to pursue further for the second and third years. You will study topics in Financial Report, Management Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, FinTech and Corporate Governance. The final year includes an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and you will study the full spectrum of contemporary accounting and finance.

Each module you study is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.

The first year will include an introduction to each specialist subject so you can choose which which areas you wish to pursue further for the second and third years. You will study topics in Financial Report, Management Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, FinTech and Corporate Governance. The final year includes an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and you will study the full spectrum of contemporary accounting and finance.

Each module you study is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.

The first year will include an introduction to each specialist subject so you can choose which which areas you wish to pursue further for the second and third years. You will study topics in Financial Report, Management Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, FinTech and Corporate Governance. The final year includes an in-depth term paper on a topic of your choice.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Management Accounting 20 credits
Business Research Methods 20 credits
Business Taxation 20 credits
Financial Reporting 20 credits
Fintech And Digitalisation 20 credits
Management Accounting 20 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Advanced Financial Reporting 20 credits
Auditing And Assurance 20 credits
Corporate Finance 20 credits
Corporate Governance 20 credits
Term Project 40 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Advanced Management Accounting 20 credits
Business Research Methods 20 credits
Business Taxation 20 credits
Financial Reporting 20 credits
Fintech And Digitalisation 20 credits
Management Accounting 20 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Advanced Financial Reporting 20 credits
Auditing And Assurance 20 credits
Corporate Finance 20 credits
Corporate Governance 20 credits
Term Project 40 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Management Accounting 20 credits
Business Research Methods 20 credits
Business Taxation 20 credits
Financial Reporting 20 credits
Fintech And Digitalisation 20 credits
Management Accounting 20 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Business Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Advanced Financial Reporting 20 credits
Auditing And Assurance 20 credits
Corporate Finance 20 credits
Corporate Governance 20 credits
Term Project 40 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Financial Management 20 credits
Introduction To Financial Accounting 20 credits
Professional Accountant Toolkit 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Economics And Law For Managers 20 credits
Introduction To Management Accounting 20 credits
Personal Taxation 20 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Advanced Management Accounting 20 credits
Financial Reporting 20 credits
Management Accounting 20 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Business Research Methods 20 credits
Business Taxation 20 credits
Fintech And Digitalisation 20 credits
Year 5 compulsory modules
Year 5 compulsory modules
Advanced Financial Reporting 20 credits
Auditing And Assurance 20 credits
Corporate Finance 20 credits
Year 6 compulsory modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Corporate Governance 20 credits
Term Project 40 credits

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS offer: 112-120 points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer
  • GCSE English and Maths - Grade 4 or above

Typical UCAS offer: 112-120 points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer
  • GCSE English and Maths - Grade 4 or above

UCAS Points: 48

Typical UCAS offer: 112-120 points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer
  • GCSE English and Maths - Grade 4 or above

Typical UCAS offer: 112-120 points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer
  • GCSE English and Maths - Grade 4 or above

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Staffordshire Business School is housed in the Catalyst Building, featuring innovative teaching and learning spaces, a flexible events space and catering provisions.

Careers

This degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities. Some graduates may go on to set up their own accounting firm, while others will move into careers with established firms.

Many of our graduates become accountant trainees and later work towards chartered accountant status. You could be working in an accounting firm or for another services provider, such as the NHS.

Some students go on to do further postgraduate research.

With this degree, you may also find yourself pursuing a career as a:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Fintech Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Tax Adviser
  • Forensic Accountant

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the Accounting and Finance landscape of the future will be.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your academic mentor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Our course are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the Accounting and Finance landscape of the future will be.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your academic mentor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Our course are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the Accounting and Finance landscape of the future will be.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your academic mentor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Our course are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the Accounting and Finance landscape of the future will be.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your academic mentor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Our course are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the Accounting and Finance landscape of the future will be.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your academic mentor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Our course are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group). 

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group). 

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group). 

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group). 

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are examinations, coursework, portfolio development, in-class tests and presentations (both individual and group). 

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include:

  • study skills such as reading, note-taking and presentation skills
  • written English, including punctuation and grammatical accuracy
  • academic writing and how to reference
  • research skills
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills
  • time management

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Year 1

18% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
82% of time in independent study
0% of time in work based learning

Year 2

18% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
82% of time in independent study
0% of time in work based learning

Year 3

14% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
86% of time in independent study
0% of time in work based learning

Year 1

12% practical assessments
48% coursework
40% written exams

Year 2

15% practical assessments
65% coursework
20% written exams

Year 3

7% practical assessments
65% coursework
28% written exams

Staff

Our teaching staff have a wealth of industry experience and are research active with links to business partners throughout the local region and internationally.

Mayowa Akinbote

Senior Lecturer

Mayowa has over ten years of industry experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge. He has expertise in the financial market. Mayowa is an ACCA Fellow with an MA in International Finance and his PhD thesis on Efficient Markets and Investor Behaviour.

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Dr Syed Zaidi

Senior Lecturer

Syed is the Award Leader for BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise. He teaches across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes and also supervises postgraduate taught and research students.

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Karl Mccormack

Senior Lecturer

Karl has experience teaching on Apprenticeship and Foundation Degrees, BA accounting programmes, MBA modules. He has also taught as a subject specialist in forensic accounting, computerised accounting and management accounting.

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Fees

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £11,100 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate £16,750 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:
  • Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials
  • Costs for study trips on core modules
  • Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials
  • Costs for study trips on core modules
  • Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials
  • Costs for study trips on core modules
  • Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials
  • Costs for study trips on core modules
  • Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials
  • Costs for study trips on core modules
Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:
  • Any optional Study Trips
  • Travel to and from work placements
  • Any optional Study Trips
  • Travel to and from work placements
  • Any optional Study Trips
  • Travel to and from work placements
  • Any optional Study Trips
  • Travel to and from work placements
  • Any optional Study Trips
  • Travel to and from work placements
Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by reading our additional funding web pages, or visiting www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus BSc (Hons) Full-time 23 September 2024 Apply now

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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