Banking & Finance

BSc (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management

  • This course will help you build a career in the accounting and financial management sector.
  • You will gain key skills that will enable you to manage and perform the accounting and financial requirements of your own business.

  • You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting in theory and in practice, as well as financial management.
  • You will develop a critical and flexible approach to accounting and financial management issues, within a UK and international context.
  • The course will enable you to work both independently and as part of a team in solving problems faced by the accounting and financial management community.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills that link directly to professional body and ethical standards and become a responsible and socially aware accountant or financial manager.
  • The course will prepare you for challenging careers in accounting and financial management and related sectors, as well as for higher degrees.

  • Flexible study options – weekdays, weekends or evenings
  • Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful alumni

  • Dynamic Business Environment (20 Credits)
  • Business Accounting and Technology (20 Credits)
  • Financial Accounting (20 Credits)
  • Interpersonal Skills and Managerial Development (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting (20 Credits)

  • Management Accounting 2 (20 credits)
  • Business and Corporate Law (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Change (20 credits)
  • Corporate Strategy and Governance (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Mandatory Modules

  • Audit and Assurance (20 credits)
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • UK Taxation (20 credits)

Option 1: Project/Dissertation

  • Project/Dissertation (40 credits)

Option 2: Research Project

  • Business Ethics (20 credits)
  • Research Project (20 credits)

Assessments at GBS

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. Formative assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by the University of Suffolk to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)

80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking, with a numeracy test and for writing via a personal reflection statement.

Applicants aged 21+

If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants

All applicants must be assessed by the GBS admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills, with a numeracy test and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Process required:

  1. Application form
  2. Supervised Personal reflection statement
  3. Numeracy test
  4. Personal interview

Funding your study

You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.


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September 2021


3 years/4 years with Foundation Year

Awarding Institution

Canterbury Christ Church University


Weekdays, evenings or weekends.


London, Birmingham, Manchester


£9,250 per year