Accounting BSc

As long as money makes the world go round, accounting skills will be in high demand. This degree takes your love of numbers to the next level, giving you the skills and expertise to work as an accountant in all kinds of industries.

Course details

At Leicester, our Accounting and Finance courses benefit from a distinct combination of research-informed and professionally accredited knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

Our BSc in Accounting will provide you with a solid, practical foundation and relevant, technical and intellectual competence in accounting and related forms of financial expertise. You will learn the skills, expertise and analytical competence necessary for working as an accountant in the accountancy profession, in industry or in the public sector.

You will develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these in an accounting context. You will learn how accountants work with managers, shareholders and a wide range of other stakeholders in a variety of different organisations and help them make informed decisions.


Entry requirements

A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. 

EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.

GCSE: Maths at grade B (5) plus English Language at grade C (4).

Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach, grade 4 in HL Maths or grade 6 in SL Maths Application and Interpretation if not held at GCSE.

BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDD, Diploma in Business preferred.

T Levels: Distinction in either: Accounting or Finance (plus GCSE Maths grade 5 and English language at grade 4).


Whether you want to reach the top in an organisation, start your own business or make a difference in the voluntary sector, there are specially designed programmes and activities at Leicester that will support you in gaining the right skills, experiences and exposures you need. Employability is embedded in our courses with all offering a year in industry opportunity. In addition, the School of Business has a dedicated Careers Team who work to make sure you get support to achieve your aspirations.

We work with the Leicester Innovation Hub in launching great ideas and providing dedicated incubation and innovation space, making it easier for both students and companies to utilise innovation support, expertise and facilities. We also have a student entrepreneurship academic lead who provides links with our students and the Innovation Hub. Support is available through the innovation hub not only whilst you study with us but also after you graduate.


At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics for Accounting and Finance
  • Management for Accounting and Finance
  • Maths for Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Law and Ethics for Accounting and Finance
  • Statistics for Accounting and Finance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Financial Management
  • Personal Taxation
  • Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Research Methods in Accounting and Finance
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Advanced Audit, Assurance and Ethics
  • FinTech, AI and Blockchain

Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Public Sector and Non-profit Accounting
  • Choose two option modules from:

Forensic Accounting
Professional Ethics and Accounting Theory

  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation