What will I learn?

If you enjoy working with numbers and are passionate about problem-solving, our Accounting and Finance degree could equip you for a successful career in financial services. Our Accounting courses have been ranked 1st for Students Satisfied with Teaching in the Guardian League Tables 2018.Whether you want to work in accountancy, financial services, banking, taxation or insurance, this course will help you develop practical accounting skills for business-related and management positions.At Staffordshire University, we are well known for our business connections, and as a student, we will use our extensive industry links to offer you a guaranteed work placement.The accounting and finance academic team is made up of active and professionally-linked staff that provide extensive real-world experience. You will have more than great quality teaching to inspire your career too, as we also host inspirational guest speakers and organise industry visits to bring the subject to life. It's for reasons like this that we received 98% Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.With the BA (Hons) accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this course is highly regarded.There is an accounting course for everyone. We operate standard 3-year degree courses, accelerated 2-year courses, foundation level degrees and masters awards.On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:BA (Hons) Accounting and FinanceCourse contentLed by knowledgeable academics with a wealth of experience in this field, we’ll teach you about the economic environment and explain the fundamentals of financial services.As well as becoming familiar with accounting software, you’ll learn how to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences effectively. You’ll study management accounting, gaining experience in producing financial reports and interpreting data. You’ll learn about personal and business taxation, and get to grips with modern accounting software.We encourage students to undertake a work placement year to develop employability skills, gain invaluable practical experience and position you favourably for graduate roles. Our close links with many high-profile businesses mean we can help you secure your work placement.In your final year, you’ll cover problem solving and analysis in complex business contexts. You’ll also acquire research and data analysis skills in preparation for a financial research project, possessing the confidence to demonstrate your newly acquired skills in the workplace and make important business decisions.Placement year opportunities can be taken up between years 2 and 3 and our Workplace Learning Manager, alongside your course team, will be able to help and support you when exploring your placement opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Staffordshire Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 17,275) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

21 September 2020


Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

College Road,


ST4 2DE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree you need one of the following qualifications: High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.8/4 . IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent approved qualification.

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About this uni

Staffordshire University won a ‘Silver’ award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its excellent standards of teaching.

  • Home to award winning student experience
  • Invested over GBP 30m on campus facilities
  • 95.6% employed or in further study on graduation
  • Among top 50 universities in the UK