What will I learn?

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Why choose this course?

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is the perfect platform for rapid career progression and puts you on the pathway to professional accountancy qualifications.

Is this course for you?

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence - with extensive support from our expert staff - before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

How you will learn

We focus on the practical application of leading-edge accounting and financial principles so you will learn how to analyse and solve real management problems.

Opportunities and experiences

Optional work experience shows you the realities of the modern business world. You will also gain hands-on skills in our impressive Financial Markets Lab.

Careers and employability

Depending on your module choice, you will be eligible for exemptions from qualifications offered by the likes of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AIA and CPA Australia. This means you can achieve membership of influential professional bodies more quickly. As an accountant, you will have exciting opportunities to work in diverse sectors worldwide.

Which department am I in?

Derby Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (14,17,255) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Kedleston Road,


DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At least a grade C at A level in Biology or PE (or equivalent qualification)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Derby offers below pathways course for this subject

About University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby transform their futures, with high-quality learning, in a diverse and inclusive international community.

  • UK’s top modern university for multicultural study (ISB)
  • Top 10 for international student experience (ISB 2018)
  • 11th in UK for Postgraduate Student Experience (PTES 2021)
  • Top 800 in Times World University Rankings 2022