University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Accounting and Finance

The programme offers the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills in the area of accounting, finance and financial management through a structured and focused programme of academic studies. The programme also enables you to develop a professional accountancy career and join Chartered Institute of Management and Accountants (CIMA) through the accelerated gateway route. The accelerated gateway route involves sitting an external CIMA Gateway Examination; passing this one, 3 hour examination allows you to claim 11 exemptions from CIMA's fundamentals, operational and management level papers, and you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. The content of the programme prepares you to sit this examination during the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in a business-related subject, which should ideally include some study of accounting and finance. Other applications, for example, applicants with business experience, will be considered at the course leader's discretion.

Course modules

Year 1: Introduction to financial accounting; introduction to management accounting; information systems and the business environment; introduction to economics; law for accounting; fundamentals of business mathematics. Year 2: 4 options: Corporate finance; financial services; financial accounting; international finance; information systems, control and audit; management accounting. Year 3: You will continue to study the same subject streams as in year 2; we also offer a number of electives and options that provide you with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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