Total cost of course
UK/EU: £4,740*
INT: £4,740*

*Prices correct for 2018/2019 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2019.

Course length
1 - 2 years of part time study
Start dates
September, January and May
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Valentina Watson
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Events
Open Day
27 October

Course code: N401      Level 6 qualification

If you already hold an HND or Foundation degree in Accounting and Finance or an equivalent qualification, top it up to a full Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) degree in 18 months with this online course. Partnered with the CISI, our course is also directly mapped against the teaching of their foundation qualification, Introduction to Investment, with the option to take its exam upon completion of our course. Gaining the full bachelor’s degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a Master’s degree at a later date, should you wish to.

It’s a popular choice for busy professionals or those returning to work, who want to get all the benefits a full degree brings, but need a flexible study pattern.

You can also study this course if you have:

  • ACCA F1-F6 or ACCA F1-F5 and F8
  • CIMA Advanced Diploma
  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
  • IBAM Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

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CISI Education University Partnership

Image: CISI Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Education PartnerUniversity of Derby Online Learning is the first online University degree programme in the UK to be partnered with the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK, with a growing number of global financial centres. Our MSc Finance course has been closely mapped against the CISI’s Introduction to Investment foundation qualification, helping you to prepare you for its exam, which can be taken at the University of Derby campus or at one of the CISI’s global test centres.

Furthermore, students wishing to pursue the Introduction to Investment qualification will benefit from a 50% saving on the exam fee and the work book. A one-off registration fee will be payable to become a CISI Student Member, giving you access to a number of membership benefits designed to support your studies and broaden your career development. We are offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of the CISI Registration Fee, exam fee and workbook – a select few will be chosen upon enrolment.

The Introduction to Investment qualification is the first step on the CISI qualification pathway, and is also recognised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It will be of special interest to you if you are interested in a career in wealth management, operational investments, financial planning, compliance and risk, and stock broking. Upon completion of this foundation qualification, there is then an option to join the CISI as an Affiliate member (subject to annual membership fee).

Ideal for aspiring accountants and others

This online accounting and finance top up degree will give you a thorough understanding of accounting and business concepts; ideal if you want to go on to be a professional accountant or work within the financial services sector. However, having a good understanding of accounting and finance is an advantage in any profession today. So even if you don’t want to work in financial services, you will find this online top up degree valuable.

Tutors that work to the latest professional standards

Our teaching staff are all professionally qualified and have industry as well as academic experience. They also teach on the professional body courses, such as ACCA and CIMA, which means they understand the most current professional standards. That’s important because you need to be sure that what you’ll learn is up to date and relevant to today’s business world.

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) Top-Up programme specification

What does online learning look like?

If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are three screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.

Click on the image below to view examples.

For a more indepth experience, try our free Accounting and Finance BA Top-Up degree course taster.

Applying key financial formulae to case studies supports the development of your learning.
Activities allow you to discuss and debate theories and contemporary issues from a range of critical perspectives.
Accessing videos and linked information will enhance your understanding of the study content.