Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

This course provides a broad understanding of aspects of Applied Computing, whilst allowing students to specialise in their chosen areas. It develops technical skills in computing, including agile programming, mobile applications, information security, analysis, database design, and business intelligence alongside developing critical thinking skills vital to working in complex IT environments.

Course details

The course also benefits from the unique research contribution of the Internationally renowned Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), which embeds ethics and the impact of computing and technology within the modules.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Professionalism within the industry context is emphasised throughout, with strong links to BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). Students will be exposed to multiple concepts, tools and technologies that are current industry standard, in addition to the fundamental underlying principles.

The curriculum offers Applied Computing BSc students significant employment opportunities aligned with the shift in the IT industry towards hybrid professionals who engage with both technical and business aspects. Through thinking critically and systemically, Applied Computing BSc graduates are attractive prospects to a wide range of roles and employers.


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics, plus one of the following:

Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or

BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or

Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE course. English and Maths GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or

International Baccalaureate: 26+ points


During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Previous students have taken up placements in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts, with leading companies such as Ashton Court, ONVU Retail, Taylor Hobson and TNT.

Our careers programme, DMU Works, can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests. An assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.


The modules making up the course employ a range of learning and teaching strategies including: (1) staff directed teaching and learning via lectures, seminars, laboratories; (2) case-study and lab based exercises for the dissemination of knowledge, information and the demonstration of processes and techniques; (3) student centred learning via collaborative and group based learning by group assignments and projects; (4) individual independent learning using literature sources, internet sources and further research (incl. Web based resources), (5) Presentation of findings, report writing, assignments, practice (6) practical work-based exercises for the development of skills and understanding, and; (7) project-based learning to develop management, design, development and communication skills.

  • Block 1: Data Analytics and Statistics
  • Block 2: Foundations of Computing
  • Block 3: Programming in Python
  • Block 4: Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Block 1: Programming with APIs and Frameworks
  • Block 2: Human Computer Interaction
  • Block 3: Information and Database Development
  • Block 3: Introduction to Information Security
  • Block 4: Integrated Project
  • Block 1: Application Architecture
  • Block 2: Business Systems Solutions
  • Block 3 / 4: Final Year Project
  • Year 3 optional modules (choose one):
  • Block 3 / 4: ICT for development
  • Block 3 / 4: Privacy and Data Protection
  • Block 3 / 4: Advanced Database Management and Programming
  • Block 3 / 4: Artificial Intelligence