BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Explore the latest developments in the field and master the complex set of skills needed to embark on a career in accounting and finance.

Course details

You will have the opportunity to experience accountancy in the real world while working within businesses, and graduate with credits towards your professional accountancy qualification with the ACCA, ICAEW or CIMA.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Our confident and dynamic graduates are employed in a wide range of roles across the sector, from accountants and financial analysts to business development and business management professionals.


Entry requirements

  • UCAS tariff 104 – 120
  • A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.
  • BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.


  • BTEC National Diploma modules
    If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.


  • Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.


  • T levels: Merit in any subject.


  • IB: 26 – 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
    English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4   Standard Level = 5

  • All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.


As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

We have ensured every module contains a real world problem-based exercise. We have reached out to employers directly to involve real business in our assessments. You will experience real world employee engagement every month.


Introduction to the business world of accountancy and finance. Learn how to control company finances and report company performance. Understand the important role that economics and data analysis play in the success of every business.

  • Introduction to Accounting (ACF4001)
  • Principles of Economics and Finance (ECN4001)
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (ECN4003)
  • Business Law (LAW407)
  • Management Accounting (ACF5001)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (ACF5004)
  • Careers and Professional Development (PBS500CPD)
  • Challenge Module (HRL5008)

Optional modules


  • Financial Institutions and Markets (ACF5002)
  • Taxation (ACF5003)
  • Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Second Year Students (DEAS200)
  • Business Research (ACF6001)
  • Corporate Financial Management (ACF6005)
  • Credit Management: Theory and Practice (ACF6006)
  • Continued Careers and Professional Development (PBS600CPD)
  • Investment Management (ACF6008)

Optional modules


  • Auditing (ACF6003)
  • Financial Modelling (ACF6004)
  • Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students (DEAS300)