University of Derby

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

If you already hold an HND or Foundation degree in Accounting and Finance or equivalent qualification, top it up to a full Accounting and Finance BA degree in 18 months with this online course. Gaining the full bachelors degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a Masters degree at a later date, should you wish to. The Accounting and Finance (Hons) Top-up programme is delivered by University of Derby.

It’s a popular choice for busy professionals or those returning to work, who want to get all the benefits a full degree brings, but need a flexible study pattern.

Career Info

Become a qualified accountant, quicker than most

We have designed the degree to help you get maximum exemptions from a range of professional qualifications*. This shortens the time required for you to become a fully qualified member of your chosen professional body.

There is always a demand for accounting graduates

Our past students have gone on to work for local public practices, multinational accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 years of part time study

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules:

Core

  • Financial Strategy
  • Independent Study
  • Management Accounting Performance Evaluation

Optional

  • Financial Reporting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investing and Financial Markets
  • Personal Taxation (non-exam route)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Pass

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You need to have one of the following qualifications:

  • HND or Foundation Degree in Accounting or international equivalent

  • ACCA F1-F6 or ACCA F1-F5 and F8

  • CIMA Advanced Diploma

  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

  • IBAM Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) scheme is for undergraduate, postgraduate and online distance learning students, living in England, to help cover the extra study costs incurred as a result of a disability including long-term or mental health conditions or specific learning disabilities.

For more information, please visit programme website.

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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