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Course overview

Adding up to a top UK professionally accredited degree, delivered by accounting specialists.

Our specialised degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical application of accounting and finance theory. The content is designed to allow you to gain major exemptions from the examinations of the key professional accounting bodies in the UK (ICAEW/CIMA/ACCA/CIPFA) in order to enhance your employability and potentially reduce the time to full qualification as an accountant.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete, unless your course has the option of a sandwich year placement, in which case you could gain a year’s professional work experience in a company or organisation.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Chester Business School using these contact details.

Start Date
September 2018
  • Queen's Park Campus, Chester
UCAS Code
NN4H
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Accounting and Finance with us?

This is a highly ranked course: 14th out of 110 UK universities for course satisfaction (The Guardian University League Tables 2017). The course is also highly rated by students with overall student satisfaction consistently above 90% and the average for the sector (National Student Survey).

Our course has the maximum exemptions available with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and significant exemptions from CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy). Graduates are eligible to become a member of AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) with relevant experience.

Students have the option to sit a CIMA exam at the end of the first year. If successful, students will be issued with a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (subject to ongoing approval)

 

Queen's Park Campus, Chester

Only minutes from Chester’s historic city centre, and nestled alongside the banks of the River Dee, Queen’s Park Campus offers a unique and unforgettable learning experience at the University of Chester Business School.

Most recently a bank, it was once the historical Western Command headquarters for the Army during World War Two, making this a fitting location for leaders of the future to flourish.

On-site facilities include: a dedicated business library with group study spaces and learning pods for quiet study, a 250-seat lecture theatre, mixed teaching rooms equipped with the latest AV equipment and high-quality computer suites.

The campus also has fantastic catering, including a cafeteria with a Starbucks ‘grab-and-go’ counter and bring your own food area, as well as a top-floor brasserie with panoramic views of Chester. There are areas for students to socialise outside the building, with access to riverside walks and the Meadows.

The student accommodation and the facilities of Parkgate Road Campus, Chester, are also within walking distance or a short bus ride.

Not only an academic site, this campus also operates as a much sought after corporate hub for a wide range of partners from the public and private sector. This gives you plenty of opportunity to network with likeminded people and potential future employers on a regular basis.

Take a virtual tour of the facilities at Queen's Park Campus.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tours are a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.

Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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