Accountancy BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

N410

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Course code:

N410

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU027

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

A good accountant is a valuable asset to practically all forms of business. Upon successful completion of this course, you could gain the skills to prove your value in a variety of sectors.

Monitoring and reporting on financial performance, accountants provide vital information for the organisations and business they work for. They are responsible for making and advising on a range of financial decisions – from setting product prices or determining the feasibility of multi-million pound developments to assessing the pros and cons of potential mergers and acquisitions.

Currently accredited by some of the UK’s leading professional bodies (see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemption sections for more detail) this course is designed with a potential future accountancy career in mind, with professional experience and skills development opportunities embedded throughout.

There are also opportunities to gain hands-on experience of key computerised accounting information systems like SAGE and SAP, as well as the opportunity to work on our Trading Floor, which gives you the chance to gain first-hand experience of industry standard tools and should allow you to explore putting theory into practice.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to secure exemptions from ACCA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers may be required to be taken to become qualified through the ACCA, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfill the practical experience requirement. Qualifying will be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


CPA Australia

CPA Australia

This course is accredited by the Chartered Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course. you will be able to secure exemptions from certain requirements to achieving CPA status. Please note that you will still be required to complete the CPA programme and fulfill the practical experience requirement, which may incur additional fees. This may also be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries. Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Management Institute (CII)

Chartered Management Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2021/22 intake. CII recognition allows you to gain certain exemptions from some professional examinations, upon successful completion of this course (subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CII, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to secure exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note this is subject to availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the ICAEW, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

This course is currently recognised by the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion you will be able to secure exemptions from CIMA papers, depending on your choice of modules. Please note that additional papers will be required to be taken to attain the CIMA qualification, which will incur additional costs, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement. This may also be subject to competitive application, availability, and meeting any applicable visa requirements. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CIMA, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

What our students say

The course material itself is fun to learn as well as granting various exemptions from professional qualifications post graduating from university. As well as exemptions you can complete various qualifications such as an MOS Excel qualification whilst doing your course, greatly increasing your employability and skill ranges.

Caleb Mellen, BA (Hons) Accountancy, current student

Course information

With a focus on contemporary accounting and finance thought and practice, our course aims to equip you with the personal and professional skills and knowledge for a potential future career in the worlds of business, accounting and finance upon successful completion of the course.

The opportunity to develop the ability to apply theory to practice, placing accounting and finance problems in a real-world context, is a distinctive feature of this course. As well as simulation and practical exercises, such as preparing accounts or assessing financial investment options, you will be expected to apply theory to real-life scenarios that a professional might encounter on a day-to-day basis.

In the past, previous students have analysed financial statements from retailers such as Next plc and Marks and Spencer; they’ve also looked at the competencies and skills of easyJet in comparison to its competitors to try to ascertain what has contributed to its financial success.

As well as accounting topics, you will also study modules which aim to develop your academic and employment skills, to help you as you progress into a potential future career in accountancy or the financial sector.

93%

of our students are satisfied by the quality of the course

NSS, 2018

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The course has a common first year curriculum with the Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) course, providing an opportunity to broaden your knowledge of accountancy and personal finance, together with key elements of business and decision-making. As this course progresses, however, optional modules are limited to accommodate a significant number of mandatory accounting and financial management modules.

Successful completion of the first year provides the foundations for all further study on this course. We will explore a range of topics that cover the basics of accounting and finance, including financial accounting, management accounting, finance, mathematics, statistics and business economics.

Modules

  • Introduction to Finance

  • Introduction to Economics

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Statistics for Finance and Accounting

  • Business Mathematics

  • Financial Accounting

  • Law for Business

  • Academic and Employment Skills

Overview

In year two, the course’s content focuses on key accounting modules, expanding on financial and management accounting, while also covering taxation and accounting information systems. You will also be able to choose an optional module, which will cover either banking and finance or financial investment.

Modules

  • Financial Reporting

  • Principles of Taxation

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • Management Accounting

  • Professional and Academic competencies

  • Optional modules

    Choose one of the following modules:

    • Economics of Banking and Finance
    • Principles of Financial Investment

Overview

After the second year, you have the option of taking a sandwich year on an industrial placement or spending 12 months studying abroad to broaden your international perspective*

The Faculty’s employability support team, the Talent Team, will provide support in finding a suitable placement*, which provides an excellent opportunity to obtain appropriate discipline-specific work experience on a much more significant scale than vacation or part-time work.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

  • Work Placement module

  • Placement / Study Abroad

  • During your placement year you will complete one of the following two modules:

Overview

The final year of study is designed to provide a greater level of specialisation, with the chance to enhance your analysis and rigour, evaluative and critical thinking. You will also undertake the module Leadership and Strategy, which gives you the opportunity to explore how to develop business strategy and lead teams towards common objectives.

You will be required to write a dissertation to demonstrate your understanding of accountancy and students often choose a specific contemporary issue of interest to them. Previous topics have included: the problems in accounting for internally generated intangible assets; the impact of UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules on the financial performance of football clubs in the English Premier League; and using accounting techniques to predict the likelihood of corporate bankruptcy.

Modules

  • Audit and Assurance

  • Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Advanced Management Accounting

  • Leadership and Strategy

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Dissertation)

  • Optional modules

    Choose one of the following modules:

    • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
    • Financial Management for Accountants

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Facilities include our Trading Floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals – we are currently a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner, which recognises our commitment to integrating our Trading Floor into our courses, to allow you the opportunity to explore applying theory into practice.
  • Access to academic staff with relevant professional backgrounds and industry experience (staff are subject to change).
  • Maths and statistics support available from the university’s sigma centre, which offers drop-in sessions where you have the opportunity to work through any maths or stats problems on your course (subject to availability).
  • Opportunity for hands-on experience of using market leading accounting and business software packages, from SAGE for small and medium enterprises, to SAP for international companies.
  • Exemptions from certain multiple papers of the professional qualifications from some of the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, whose representatives have visited our previous students in the past to speak about the professions and give advice and guidance on how to secure a job (subject to availability). For more information on these exemptions, please see the Exemptions section of the Overview tab on this page.
  • Support from the university’s employability team, the Talent Team, throughout your course. Some of our careers staff have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter; they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates (please note staff are subject to change)
  • Opportunity to apply for placements* with companies and organisations which have in the past included, the NHS, PwC, and a number of small and medium sized firms of accountants and businesses.
  • Practical focus includes preparing and analysing financial statements as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations, which may include for example Apple, easyJet, Ryanair and Ben & Jerry’s .

Opportunity to apply for placements with companies and organisations which have in the past included Tesco, the NHS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and Toys R Us.

Your main study themes are:

  • Financial and management accounting: Explore how businesses use accounting information to inform and assist the management decision making process and how performance is reported on a consistent and regular basis to stakeholder groups including shareholders.
  • Taxation and law: Study of relevant business law, and knowledge of company and personal tax.
  • Economics and business: Explore how businesses operate within the external environment and the impact of things like competition or overseas tax legislation on profit and loss.
  • Statistical analysis and mathematical techniques: Explore essential numeracy skills and analysis for financial reporting and management accounting, including discounted cash flows and cost, volume, profit analysis.  
  • Research skills:  Analyse and discuss contemporary accounting and finance issues; explore research methodology and research methods; synthesise and evaluate data from a range of sources.
  • Employability skills: Designed to develop a range of generic skills that will be of value in any potential future employment including teamwork, numeracy, literacy, oral communication, ITC skills, and time management.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year full time basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad*. The Faculty’s employability team, the Talent Team, will assist you in finding a suitable placement*, preferably in an accounting or finance-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation.

There is also the option to study this course part-time. Find out more about part-time study, including contact information to speak to us about how part-time study is structured for this course.

Traditional teaching methods include weekly lectures, small group seminars and tutorials. Wherever possible, we try to incorporate topical issues from the news and introduce professionally relevant coursework and experiences. As part of the ‘Principles of Taxation’ module, you may be tasked with defending a fantasy budget or debating contemporary tax issues like transfer pricing. We also currently take part in an annual ‘Tax Week’, together with universities in Italy, Belgium and Germany, where students work together to tackle European-wide tax problems (subject to availability and change).

As a student of Coventry Business School, you will have access to Progress Coaches, who will be able to support your academic progress during your course and be available for advice, through drop in sessions or bookable appointments.

* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

As a student of Coventry Business School, you will have access to Progress Coaches, who will be able to support your academic progress during your course and be available for advice, through drop in sessions or bookable appointments.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, phase tests, essays, group work and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complex and dynamic global business environment in which accounting operates including awareness of interdependencies between the regulatory, legal, ethical and economic frameworks.
  • Identify, extract and interpret data from a variety of financial and other numerical sources using appropriate financial analysis techniques and an appreciation of statistical concepts.
  • Record and summarise transactions and other global economic events; prepare financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements; and show awareness of the contexts in which accounting data and information is processed and used by different stakeholder groups.
  • Critically evaluate a range of contemporary theories, models and concepts in accounting and finance, and synthesise these to devise optimal strategies for entities.
  • Apply critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, including critical analysis and evaluation of data, drawing reasoned conclusions to formulate effective strategies for individuals or organisations.
  • Use contemporary information and communications technology for the acquisition, analysis and communication of information.
  • Effectively communicate and present quantitative and qualitative information, analysis and findings in a form appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Evidence effective critical self-reflection, ethical awareness, intercultural awareness and well-developed interpersonal skills including numeracy, global networking, collaborative problem-solving and effective time management.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second year, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops per week.
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week.

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using, for example, seminar exercises or online activities.

There are opportunities to take part in a number of overseas field trips, some of which have previously been subsidised by the University. In the past, our previous students have visited universities in China and Malaysia to study alongside students, see how finance is taught internationally, appreciate the issues in different countries and broaden their perspectives. Past students have previously participated in tax conferences in Belgium and Holland, where they engaged with students from different countries of the European Union.

Please note all international opportunities and Field Trips are subject to availability, competitive application meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

The course that I have studied really helped me to become the professional that I am today. It provided me with the necessary skills that are useful in contemporary accounting businesses.

Junjie Chi, BA (Hons) Accountancy

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU027
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBB DDM 31-30 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Portfolio

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: An IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our alumni say

The course that I have studied really helped me to become the professional that I am today. It provided me with the necessary skills that are useful in contemporary accounting businesses.

Junjie Chi, BA (Hons) Accountancy

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees: Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our alumni say

The course that I have studied really helped me to become the professional that I am today. It provided me with the necessary skills that are useful in contemporary accounting businesses.

Junjie Chi, BA (Hons) Accountancy

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

On successful completion of this course, you should be well equipped to pursue a potential future career in accountancy. Vital to the wellbeing of our economy, accountancy is one of the largest UK industries with more than 800,000 people employed in the sector.

The strong vocational element of the course and use of case studies aims to give you a good grounding in real business situations, while professional accreditations can help to fast-track your professional career (please note accreditations are subject to additional costs and requirements). For more on our accreditations, please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section of this pages Overview tab.

There will also be opportunities to benefit from developing a wide range of desirable professional skills, which could help you as you progress in your potential future workplace, including team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising.

The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility. Coupled with the professional skills explored and upon successful completion, these could help you as you look to develop any potential future career.

To complete your professional qualification, you will need to successfully complete the course and your final exams and have three years of professional training and work experience. Alternatively, you may decide to continue your studies at postgraduate level to further enhance your employability. Here at Coventry, we offer the MSc Accounting and Financial Management and the MSc Professional Accountancy, which is designed to help prepare you for exams with the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants. Please note that further study opportunities and exams are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

Where our graduates work

Past students have undertaken placements* and gone on to work for prestigious companies including PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS.

* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

What our students say

I am currently taking part in a work placement as a finance assistant, improving core skills such as teamwork and time management as well as gaining a better understanding of the real world purpose of accounting within a company.

Caleb Mellen, BA (Hons) Accountancy, current student
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.