Accounting and Finance (Hons) Top-up, B.A.

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If you already hold an HND or Foundation degree in Accounting and Finance, a Foundation degree in Business or equivalent qualification, top it up to a full degree in 18 months with this Accounting and Finance (Hons) Top-up online course at the University of Derby. Gaining the full bachelors degree can improve your career prospects, strengthen your CV and allow you to move onto a Masters degree at a later date, should you wish to.
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The Accounting and Finance (Hons) Top-up online course at the University of Derby is 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
Ideal for aspiring accountants and others

This degree will give you a thorough understanding of accounting and business concepts which is 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Full-time
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
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Programme Structure

To complete this top up degree you will need to complete a total of 120 credits. This will be made up from the following core modules and two of the optional 20 credit modules in your preferred area of accounting and finance.

We will advise you of your study plan - the running order of the modules - when you enrol.

  • Financial Strategy
  • Independent Study
  • Management Accounting Performance Evaluation
  • Business and Personal Taxation
  • Financial Reporting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investing and Financial Markets

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You need to have one of the following qualifications:

  • HND or Foundation Degree in Accounting or international equivalent

  • ACCA F1-F6 or ACCA F1-F5 and F8

  • CIMA Advanced Diploma

  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

  • IBAM Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification.

For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0

  • TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass

  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses

  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C

  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 4410 International
  • GBP 4410 EU/EEA
Total cost of programme: £4,410 (£735 per 20 credit module).


Flexible payment plans available – choose from three options:

  • Pay only for the modules you are studying
  • Pay your full course fees up front and receive 5% discount and avoid annual increases
  • Enrol in September, pay for all modules studied in the year and receive a 5% discount

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