BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

We’ve designed this course to give you the forward-facing skills required in today’s evolving accounting and finance sector. You’ll become equipped with an in-depth understanding of modern accounting and finance, including the role and scope of technology in the field in areas such as Fintech and blockchain, as well as gain the skills to make sound investment decisions. .

Course details

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), three world-leading professional bodies. We’ve fully aligned your course content with these qualifications, meaning you can gain up to 26 exemptions towards any future exams you may take with these accountancy bodies.
  • Mode of study: 2 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: February , May & September
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: London/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Leeds campus

Arden University London

Course overview

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) approved this course, meaning you can prepare to sit CFA Level 1 papers. This makes it one of the select few programmes carrying three professional accounting body accreditations and CFA endorsement.

We’ve also partnered with Bloomberg, giving you access to Bloomberg Financial Markets and valuable insight into what it’s really like to work in finance, as well as Bureau van Dijk to give you access to a wealth of financial data. Using these alongside advanced statistical software, you’ll have the opportunity to make real-world financial decisions using live data, ensuring you’ll be well-versed in modern finance before you even graduate.


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Mathematics , or equivalent.

Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR

If you don’t currently hold the above qualifications, we also offer this course with an additional foundation year, which is designed for students who need extra support when starting their degree course.

We also accept applications from those with relevant work experience and recognised Accounting/Finance professional qualifications.


As a graduate of this accounting and finance degree, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial, and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management, financial knowledge, and accounting skills are highly valued and sought after by many employers, meaning there are a variety of job roles you might want to consider, such as:

  • Trader
  • Broker
  • Financial Agent
  • Financial Advisor
  • Auditor
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Corporate Treasury Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance​
  • Banking


You have 3-9 years to complete your course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years

  • Introduction to Business Economics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Technology (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • Performance Management (20 credits)
  • Corporate and Business Law (20 credits)
  • Security Analysis and Valuation (20 credits)
  • Applied Financial Skills (20 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • International Finance
  • Taxation
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Management Project