Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) Top Up

Topping-up your previous qualifications with a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting & Finance is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is focused on developing your long-term career prospects across a wide variety of contexts. You will develop a set of skills that will allow you to succeed whether you plan to set up your own business, become a professional accountant or pursue further study.

UCAS course code
York St John University
Course fees
2017 - 2018: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum
1 year full-time | 1-3 years part-time
Start date
September 2017 | September 2018

Course overview

All our top-up degree students are integrated with the three year programme students for subject specific modules so that top-up degree students get a complete university experience. You will also be able to gain a Level 5 Award from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Leadership and Management as a part of your normal study.

This programme will extend your knowledge of the principles and practice of Accounting and Finance. You will also gain a thorough understanding of accounting concepts which is ideal if you want to go on to work in the accounting profession. This degree will also allow you to apply for exemptions from a variety of professional accounting exams. 

Course structure

The programme is committed to the provision of skills that will enhance your employability in an accounting and finance environment. Recent project work undertaken by Business Management students has involved the York Museums Trust, North Yorkshire Police and York City Art Gallery.

What will I study?

Modules may include:

  • Financial Reporting: Theory and Practice (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting and Management Control (20 credits)
  • Strategic Corporate Finance (20 credits)
  • Organisational Strategy and Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Advanced Communication Skills (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Case Study research (10 credits)
  • Business Research Case Study (20 credits)

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements


Equivalence to two years study at a UK HEI equating to 240 credits (e.g. HND, Foundation Degree) in an Accounting and Finance related qualification.

Non UK applicants whose home language is not English must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS band score of 6 overall, with not less than 5.5 in any section in line with university policy.

Personal statement

Essential criteria

As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, either from an academic viewpoint, for example prior study, or through relevant experience.

Valued criteria

Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include:

  • Career plans
  • Attending workshops or seminars related to the chosen subject area
  • Showing leadership and teamwork skills through project work or awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Candidates may also look to undertake professional qualifications such as accounting qualifications or CIPD

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Tuition fees for 2018 / 19 entry have not yet been confirmed.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Fees & Funding

Overseas 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £10,000 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

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