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Accounting & Finance BSc

UCAS code: NN34

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

With a focus on technology and innovation, our Accounting & Finance BSc will prepare you for the finance challenges of the future. This course is designed for the finance professional of tomorrow. Technology is coming to the forefront of the industry and we will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in an ever-changing financial landscape.

Key benefits

  • King's College London are part of the 'Partners in Learning' programme with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • Explore cutting edge developments in AI and analytics alongside core financial disciplines such as corporate finance, management accounting, taxation, and risk management.
  • With London's square mile right on our doorstep, students will have access to a central hub of finance and commerce.
  • Discover other areas to enhance your understanding of accounting and finance, such as business law, economics and organisation & society.
  • Focus across both the theoretical principles of accounting and finance and more rigourous practical skills designed to give graduates a strong platform from which to access their chosen career.
  • In the first year you’ll avoid the fatigue of eleven week modules with our unique, shorter eight week modules, topped and tailed with immersive one-week modules designed to help you consolidate and reflect on your learning across the entire term.
Emilio

Some enjoyable highlights of my course are working in teams which helps gain some real-life experience, the excellent level of teaching which assists my learning in a productive way, the supportive friends I have made and lastly, when lecturers apply real-life current examples of what’s going on in the world into their lectures to enhance on commercial awareness.

Emilio, Student (Accounting & Finance BSc)

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Course Aims

  • We’ve designed this course to open your mind to a broad range of financial functions and principles. From management accounting and financial reporting to business law and investment management, you’ll explore different disciplines to help you understand every aspect of accounting and finance.
  • Research plays a vital role in the way you learn at King’s. And this helps you develop vital analysis skills and understand the latest strategies for managing global businesses.
  • When you study at King’s you won’t just learn about finance – you’ll be in the centre of a city with a thriving economy. There are always opportunities to learn more about the industry and meet people who know everything there is to know.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Mathematics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including grade A in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 6,6,6 at Higher Level with Higher Level Mathematics.. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical 15 credit module will include a one to two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week. We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary finance and accounting issues.

At King’s, we place great emphasis on independent study and research to bring your ideas and things you have discovered to discuss. As a student of accounting and finance you will use resources which include books, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary finance and accounting issues and challenges; and what might be in the future.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Presentations (Individual and Group)
  • In-Class Tests
  • Coursework

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework. Some modules may include ‘Tutorial Assessment’ which may reflect your class participation.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies.
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions.
  • Library fees and fines.
  • Personal photocopies.
  • Printing course handouts.
  • Society membership fees.
  • Stationery.
  • Graduation costs.
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows but may be subject to change: • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • We’ve designed this course to open your mind to a broad range of financial functions and principles. From management accounting and financial reporting to business law and investment management, you’ll explore different disciplines to help you understand every aspect of accounting and finance.
  • Research plays a vital role in the way you learn at King’s. And this helps you develop vital analysis skills and understand the latest strategies for managing global businesses.
  • When you study at King’s you won’t just learn about finance – you’ll be in the centre of a city with a thriving economy. There are always opportunities to learn more about the industry and meet people who know everything there is to know.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Mathematics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Including grade A in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 6,6,6 at Higher Level with Higher Level Mathematics.. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical 15 credit module will include a one to two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week. We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary finance and accounting issues.

At King’s, we place great emphasis on independent study and research to bring your ideas and things you have discovered to discuss. As a student of accounting and finance you will use resources which include books, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary finance and accounting issues and challenges; and what might be in the future.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Presentations (Individual and Group)
  • In-Class Tests
  • Coursework

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework. Some modules may include ‘Tutorial Assessment’ which may reflect your class participation.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies.
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions.
  • Library fees and fines.
  • Personal photocopies.
  • Printing course handouts.
  • Society membership fees.
  • Stationery.
  • Graduation costs.
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows but may be subject to change: • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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