This Professional Accounting (Top-Up) (Hons) programme offered at the University of Northampton is a research driven programme focusing on contemporary issues in accounting and their implications for organisational performance.
The programme will enable partially qualified accountants to obtain an Honours degree by completing 120 credits of Level 6 study that extends their professional studies with coverage of analytical skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and social responsibility in a professional accounting context.
The programme comprises of 120 credits; Contemporary Issues in Accounting (30 credits), Research Methods (30 credits) and Professional Accounting Dissertation (60 credits).
You will study:
Examining emerging contemporary issues in accounting and finance such as corporate governance, environmental accounting, and Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, and their impact on business sustainability
Exploring existing research methods skills to design an academic project.
The two 30 credits modules (ACC3028 and ACC3029) run in the first term allowing you to build critical analysis and writing skills. You will then progress to complete the 60-credit dissertation module (ACC4008).
The delivery and assessment design of individual modules are structured to meet distance learning requirements in terms of technology-enhanced and active blended learning. The first, Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC3028) will use a flipped virtual classroom and adopt a range of team-based and case-based learning approaches. The other two modules Research Methods (ACC3029) and Professional Accounting Dissertations (ACC4008) will adopt a technology-enhanced delivery approach, making use of state of the art techniques and technologies, with access to live data, and statistical software. There will be a strong emphasis on problem-solving and enhancing employability skills.
The modules use a variety of assessment methods and strategies. A combination of case-based reports, essays, dissertation and a research-based project to report your finding.
There is an emphasis on research, both of selecting relevant data and of determining the appropriate tools to assist with decision making. This is assessed often in the form of a case study enabling you to incorporate current issues and formulate and justify solutions.
- Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule
- Top up your qualification to a complete a BSc (Hons)
Programme StructureModules include:
- Professional Accounting Dissertation
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting
- Research Methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesAccounting Corporate Communication Corporate Social Responsibility
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students who have successfully completed all papers up to the professional level (ICAP CAF 1-9, ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills levels, CIMA operational and management levels, ICAN foundational and skills levels) or equivalent will be admitted into this program.
International4560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4560 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4560 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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