University of Northampton | Graduate Course

BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management (Two years accelerated)

Subject Area
Finance & Accounting
Bloomsbury Institute

The Course

Our accelerated degree condenses three years of study into two years. This course is ideal if you want a quick pathway to a career in accounting, and to potentially save money along the way.

You will study the theory and practice of accounting and financial management. You will develop an understanding of ethical principles and dilemmas in order to create effective solutions. Our course is designed to develop your employability skills, such as evaluation of data and how best to use contemporary information and communications technology. You will learn how to use leading accounting software used in the workplace, and the most up-to-date knowledge on tax and accounting standards.

  • Course is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA
  • At the end of your chosen course, you will be well equipped to work within banking and finance, accounting practice, business and tax consultancy.

Entry Requirements

120 UCAS tariff points.

EU and International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 (or equivalent).

For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).

Applicants over 21 with a Level 3 qualification and relevant work experience may be considered for non-standard entry.

You will also need to attend and pass an interview.


UK/EU*: £9,000 per year (Total: £18,000)
EEA and Swiss nationals**: £12,000 per year (Total: £24,000)
International: £18,000 per year (Total: £36,000)

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change and government approval. The amount of funding available for UK/EU students on this course in 2019/20 is subject to us being registered with the Office for Students (OfS). We have applied for registration with the OfS and expect to have a decision in due course.

**Scholarships are available

Teaching and Learning

Throughout your year of study, you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules you choose to study, but you can expect a range of all three.

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentation and case studies.

Assessments play a big part in your degree – they are key indicators in measuring your own success, but in also letting your tutors know your progress. If your grades are not as expected, we’ll offer the correct support to ensure improvement.

We constantly monitor assessment results and feedback to make sure we are teaching you in the most effective way. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, to offer you a high quality and exciting education.

Accreditations & Career Opportunities

Our course is accredited by both ACCA and CIMA – studying with us will grant exemptions from 9/14 ACCA and 9/13 CIMA modules.

We offer the maximum number of ACCA exemptions – you’ll struggle to find this across other universities. This means you’ll not only save time but money too. If you dream of becoming a Chartered or Management Accountant, this is one of the quickest ways to achieve your goal.

You can also benefit from free student membership to ACCA and CIMA, unlocking online communities, free resources and career support services.

At the end of your chosen course, you will be well equipped to work within banking and finance, accounting practice, business and tax consultancy.

Of course, other industries and roles are well suited to the skills and knowledge you will gain, and further study is a popular and recommended route for many.