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This degree covers F1 - F9 of the ACCA qualification and is closely aligned to professional body qualifications with a strong focus on students being able to apply the technical skills that they learn in a real commercial context. It's designed to enable you to fast track to becoming a fully exam-qualified accountant in as little as three years and develop the business skills required in professional finance teams.

You will be taught by Chartered accountants that have worked for sector leading companies such as Deloitte and PwC. Our degree is designed to give you the core professional skills needed for a contemporary career in accountancy, going far beyond the technical skills required. Best of all, you’ll learn at the heart of a successful FTSE 100 company and have regular contact with working professionals from a range of companies.

The integrated Masters option will enable you to become fully exam qualified with ACCA and gain a Masters qualification at the same time. By the time you graduate you will have been trained to pass the professional exam stage of the ACCA qualification.

If you choose the Integrated Masters programme you can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your whole programme, which can help enormously with managing the costs of postgraduate education. There are also opportunities for students to accelerate their study and you could complete the Integrated Masters three years!

You’ll learn through industry-led classes, guest lectures, internships as well as traditional lectures and seminars. Our teaching focuses on giving you the knowledge, skills and experience to work as an accounting or finance professional.

All of our accounting students have the opportunity to work as an accountant with real companies during their second,  third and final year.

You'll graduate with a degree from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, it is also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE).

Why choose Accounting at Pearson Business School?

  • The New Way to a Degree - We offer a new and exciting route to become an Accountant which is focused on learning by doing - you’ll graduate with the technical accounting skills and the business acumen needed to thrive in the modern industry.
  • Guaranteed Internships - As a Pearson Business School student you will be guaranteed an internship in a finance role.
  • Become either part or fully exam-qualified with ACCA - potentially saving you years of training and thousands of pounds of post graduate training costs.
  • Learn by doing - work as a real accountant during your degree programme. 
  • Employability - Graduating with a degree plus work experience will help you stand out and make your CV attractive to employers.
  • Fast-track - Exceptional students can accelerate their studies and you could complete our BSc in just two years or the full MSci in three years.
  • Professional tutors - You will be taught by professional accountants who have worked in both practice and industry.
  • Affordability - The MSci Integrated Masters offers an affordable route to become fully exam qualified. You will be able to apply for student loan funding to cover the tuition fees for the duration of the Integrated Masters.

The process to become a Professional Accountant

Our MSci Integrated Masters offers an affordable alternative compared to the traditional route of going to university and then applying to study a masters. We have combined these stages into a comprehensive four-year programme.

An overview of the traditional route to becoming a qualified Accountant

  • Complete the professional exams for the professional body.
  • Record sufficient  work experience in a relevant role that demonstrates specific competencies.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to ethical behaviour by completing the requirements of the professional body.

*Please note: It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme on our BSc course and three year programme for our MSci (subject to minimum numbers). The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far and you will need to satisfy performance criteria in the first two terms to be considered for it.

**Please note, those students studying our MSci will graduate fully exam qualified professional accountants, those studying our BSc programme will graduate part qualified professional accountants.

Course summary

    N400 (BSc) N401 (MSci)
    Pearson Business School MidTown
    September 2018
    £9,000 p.a. (See fee waiver)
    Full time
    3 years (FT). Option to accelerate and complete the programme in 2 years(subject to minimum numbers)* It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme. The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far
    Typical offer: 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels) and interview
    Typically 10-16 hours per week (FT)

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