12 months
14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Build on your existing knowledge and qualifications to achieve an honours degree in International Accounting – with just one year of top-up studies. With its strong global perspectives, the International Accounting (Top up) (Hons) programme at the University of Derby will help you play a major role in the financial success of any organisation that does business internationally.

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The International Accounting (Top up) (Hons) programme at the University of Derby equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to generate and or support new business opportunities and income for organisations worldwide. 

It has been introduced at a time of growing demand for high-calibre accounting professionals who can work in international settings.The course is specially designed for students who already have a HND – or equivalent qualification from overseas – in a relevant subject like Business Management, Finance or Accounting. 

It enables international students to achieve a highly regarded UK honours degree within a year. It will also appeal to mature students with significant professional experience who could use the degree as a platform for promotion and improved career prospects.


The BA (Hons) International Accounting (Top-up) prepares you for finance and business careers in organisations that operate both in your home country and across borders. 

Your knowledge of accounting in a global context will give you the edge when applying for roles with multinational accountancy firms, merchant and investment banks, high street banks and building societies, insurance companies, management consultancies and public sector employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Critical Analysis in International Business Context
  • Financial Strategy (Non-Exam Route)
  • Sustainability, Governance and Audit (Non-exam Assessment)
  • The Environment of the Strategic Business Leader (Non-Exam Assessment)
  • Sustainability, Governance and Audit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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