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Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) (Hons) course from Northumbria University London Branch will allow you to top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree in one year, while benefiting from all that Northumbria University has to offer. 
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You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding expertise in accounting and finance as well as transferable professional and managerial techniques.

The Accounting and Finance (Top-Up) (Hons) course from Northumbria University London Branch includes specialist modules that cover financial reporting analysis, strategic management accounting, and international financial management. The course provides an excellent foundation for jobs in finance, banking, government, and general business leadership.

Key Facts

  • Top-Up your Level 5 qualification to an undergraduate business degree in 1 year
  • Develop your understanding of contemporary issues in accounting and finance
  • Enhance your career through structured employability development
  • The Newcastle Business School is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation
  • Continue your studies with our ‘Business with’ Masters programmes when you pass with a 2:2 or above or specialise in either Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Financial Management or Marketing Management

What will I study?

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, through a year of study in both core and specialist topics, builds to give you the Northumbria Graduate attributes. Throughout the year, you will become knowledge about the theory and practice of responsible business and management in an international context. 

This knowledge will be fostered through identification of contemporary professional accounting and finance practice in discipline specific modules, and cultivate an awareness of the cultural and ethical contexts within which international accounting and finance operates through problem based learning approaches.

Careers and further study

At the end of this course, you could follow previous graduates into accounting and finance roles, including training contracts with leading accounting practices. Equally, you could move into a range of careers in business and management, both in the UK and around the world.

Completion of the core module, Academic and Career Development, will result in an independently prepared career plan for all students, including preparation of key employment documents such as application forms, cover letters and CVs.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic and Career Development 
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Contemporary Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility 
  • International Finance and Financial Management 
  • Study Support
  • Academic Language Skills 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A HND (merit profile)/Foundation Degree (with 60% average) in a related discipline or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English language at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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