About the course

This degree can lead you into a wide range of careers from traditional auditing to the wider business and management arena. It is designed to support you to engage critically with the discipline of accounting, and makes extensive use of case studies and contemporary research to ensure that you can also develop a creative approach. It will enable you to operate at strategic level in a variety of organisations and you will acquire key skills such as problem solving, communication, self-management and teamwork, satisfying not only academic, but professional and commercial employer requirements.

Entry requirements 

  • 64 UCAS points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent and 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
  • Accounting AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests
  • We also welcome mature applicants who may not satisfy the above criteria
  • Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

 How to apply

  • You must apply directly to Canterbury Christ Church University for this course.
  • To apply, click here: www.canterbury.ac.uk/online
  • Programme code: PSSDGBCACNT

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What you will study

Year 1

  • People management in the 21st Century (20 credits)
  • Contemporary business issues (20 credits)
  • Financial accounting for professionals (20 credits)
  • Marketing principles and practice (20 credits)
  • Business Analysis (20 credits)
  • Economics (20 credits)
  • Management and leadership (20 credits)
  • Research methods (20 credits)
  • Project management (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Management accounting (20 credits)
  • International financial reporting (20 credits)
  • Corporate and business law (20 credits)
  • Contemporary accounting issues (20 credits)
  • Financial management (20 credits)
  • Audit and assurance (20 credits)
  • Taxation (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)


You will be assessed using a variety of methods including examinations, presentations, report-writing and on-line time-constrained multiple-choice questions.  Most of the assessments on the programme are on an individual basis, but some may involve working in teams. 

We believe that assessment can be used to inform learning so that you can perform to your potential.  As a result, most of the modules allow you an opportunity for formative assessment.  By this we mean assessment whereby you can bench-mark your progress, getting feedback to improve your performance e.g. practice exams.

You will be taught using a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops.  These develop your knowledge, critical analysis and interpersonal skills. Interaction with staff and peers is actively encouraged to promote learning.

You will study 60 credits made up of three 20 credit modules each semester, throughout the course of the degree.  Each year you can gain up to 180 credits on successful completion.

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course

Moving forward

  • Masters Degree
  • Membership of a professional institution
  • Employment in the business sector in a range of accountancy, management and auditing roles

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