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.

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UCAS code

  • N404
  • You must apply for this course via www.ucas.com
  • The university code for Canterbury Christ Church University is C10

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)
  • Applied statistics for business and management (20 credits)
  • Economics (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Management and leadership (20 credits)
  • Management accounting (20 credits)
  • International financial reporting (20 credits)
  • Corporate and business law (20 credits)
  • Research methods (20 credits)
  • Project management (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Contemporary accounting issues (20 credits)
  • Financial management (20 credits)
  • Audit and assurance (20 credits)
  • Taxation (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)


  • Learning and assessment consists of a blend of lectures, group work, discussions and individual study
  • The syllabus has a theoretical basis combined with contextual analysis
  • Students make a significant contribution from their individual experiences

Entry requirements

  • 64 UCAS points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent and 5 GCSEs grades A*-C / 9 - 4 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

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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