What will I learn?

Course Overview

Accounting today is increasingly complex and global in scope. This programme provides academic training at the frontier of accounting and financial management knowledge. It’s an excellent foundation on which you can build your career in accountancy, investment banking or financial analysis.

During this course, if you meet the minimum performance criteria in your first term you will have the opportunity to sit the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level 1 professional exam. On completion of your degree, you can also secure Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exemptions from most of the Fundamental level papers depending on your module choices during the second term. If you have passed all Fundamental level papers you could then progress on the ACCA pathway which provides a recognised level of tuition for ACCA’s Professional-level papers: P2 (Strategic Business Reporting) and P4 (Advanced Financial Management).

The programme balances theory with applied learning, using practical working examples to enhance skills and understanding. You will learn about the principles of financial reporting and foundation of finance, and have the chance to study modules such as risk management in commercial banking, financial statement analysis, advanced management accounting or advanced investment management. Some modules also provide training in Python programming to help address the industry’s skills gap and give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.

You are encouraged to select your dissertation according to your future career path. Dissertations are managed in streams. You will be invited to presentation sessions by the stream leader and you will choose from either empirical asset pricing, accounting, CFA level 1, or corporate finance.

Throughout your course you will have access to the School’s career support. Advisers will help shape a one-to-one plan to ensure you make the most of your time here.

We keep pace with the ever-changing standards in accountancy, ensuring absolute relevance. We’re proud to produce graduates who have gone on to thrive in large accountancy firms such EY, PwC and other international firms.

Which department am I in?

Accounting and Finance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,150.00 (24,12,587) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Lancaster University

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have At least 4 years Bachelor's degree with 3.3/4.0.

For international students

Students need to have 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related subject. Graduates in non-business areas with strong quantitative elements may also be considered. Students need to have an: IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing.

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

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