Do you want to work in accountancy or finance?
Our BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance Degree course at Arden University has been designed with your career in mind, covering everything from financial accounting and managing information systems to accounting and financial reporting.
Arden University’s Blended Learning programme combines face-to-face lectures at one of our study centres – based in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin – with the flexibility of online study at a time and place to suit you.
On successful completion, you will be equipped with essential financial and management accounting skills, as well as a strong, broad and practical knowledge of the world of finance.
When can I study?
Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre or in Germany.
In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning.
This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.
*hours will be allocated by Arden University
**available from February 2020 – subject to numbers
This Accounting & Finance Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course with Arden University you must have either:
- Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in Mathsand two other subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
- Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.
This BSc Accounting & Finance Degree course from Arden University will provide you with key skills in financial reporting and management accounting, and knowing how to apply these to inform good financial decision making in real business situations.
- Financial Accounting
- Cost Accounting
- Developing personal and management skills
- Business Maths
- Understanding the Business Environment
- Management Information Systems
During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).
- Business Law
- British Tax System
- Accounting and Audit Framework
- Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Decision Making
- Financial Management
- Professional, Statutory and Current Accounting Issues
- Research Methods & Dissertation
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
Assessments at Arden University provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. However, to comply with ACCA requirements a high proportion of modules will be assessed by examination.
Other methods of assessment include:
To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Blended Learning studies we will provide you with mock examinations and tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden University tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.
Upon completion of this undergraduate Accounting & Finance qualification, you will be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles as an Arden University graduate.
Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management as well as financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued to many employers.
Some roles you might consider are:
- Finance Analyst
- Financial Manager
- Actuarial Analyst
- Investment Banking
- Tax Advisor
What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?
Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.
How does it work?
The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.
When can I study?
Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or evenings .
- Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
- Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
Where can I study?
With 5 Arden University study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.
So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.
Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.
*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.
Flexible Intake Dates
At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.
Undergraduate Intake Dates
How much will it cost?
We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden University is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.
You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit: https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding