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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Description

    The accounting and legal professions are increasingly involved in multidisciplinary practices. Today's accountants need an understanding of the law, while commercial lawyers often operate in accounting and financial environments. You will develop the essential technical, interpersonal and commercial skills demanded for a career in either profession.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • EUR 10603 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 14727 Year (International)

    For 2014 entry:

    • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,000
    • International (non-EU): £12,500
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Course content

    Year 1

    Core units:

    Economics for Accounting and Finance

    This unit will introduce you to fundamental economic concepts and their applications and enable you to apply economic principles in the analysis of contemporary economic issues and problems. You will develop an understanding of the operation of markets, including the interaction between related markets along with an understanding of the impact of economic policies on business and society in the context of a global economy.

    Introduction to Accounting

    This unit aims to provide you with a sound foundation in the fundamentals of accounting, together with a basic understanding of the regulatory framework. Having completed this unit you is expected to explain the information requirements of users of accounts, both internal and external to the organisation.

    Professional Studies and Quantitative Techniques

    To encourage independent, critical thinking and reflective learners this unit will expand basic communications skills and introduce IT tools within the context of the financial environment therefore increasing your employability. It will develop knowledge of the fundamental mathematical processes, techniques and ideas used in the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data.

    Law for Accounting and Finance

    This unit will embed the core legal principles and concepts within the legal environment for a graduate operating in the finance sector. It will enable you to access and utilise the main sources of law and to understand and critically evaluate the context of the legal environment in which businesses operate as well as the scope and nature of the legal relationships that exist therein.

    Business Management

    This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to marketing, human resource management and organisational change in the context of business management in a global environment. By the end of this unit you will be able to understand business practices in organisations and apply business theories to contemporary organisations.

    Basic Statistical Techniques

    Develop an understanding of the scope and limitations of statistical techniques and improve your employability by adding to your ability to use the key transferable skills of statistics. By the end of this unit you will be able to calculate a range of basic statistical techniques and interpret the results and perform various significance tests.

    Year 2

    Management Accounting

    This unit will provide you with the practical ability to deal with fundamental cost and management accounting issues. You will critically appraise a range of theories behind various management accounting techniques and your suitability for particular business and organisational situations.

    Law of Torts

    The Law of Torts is an increasingly important area of law which has grown considerably in the last few decades. This unit aims to provide an academically challenging examination of the issues in the Law of Torts. You will develop your ability to apply the fundamental principles of Tort Law to a wide range of situations.

    Contract Law

    This unit is a foundation law subject required for academic and professional legal qualifications. Having completed this unit you are expected to explain the functional role of the law of contract as applied in the English Legal System. You will be able to apply the substantive principles of the law of contract to contextual situations and evaluate the impact of legislative controls on freedom of contract. You will then be able to analyse the content of contracts within a commercial framework.

    Financial Reporting

    This unit aims to expand the theoretical base of financial accounting and to critically apply the principles to a consideration of alternative models of accounting and to the practice of accounting in more advanced applications.

    Audit and Control

    The unit is designed to give you an insight into the modern audit process. The main emphasis will be on the statutory audit process, although the work of internal audit will also be considered.

    Equity & the Law of Trusts

    Equity serves as a dynamic source of private law rights, obligations and remedies; it mitigates the harshness of the common law. This unit aims to provide a technically and academically challenging examination of the law of equity and trusts and to develop your ability to apply equitable principles to a wide range of situations.

    Year 3

    You will complete a 40-week optional placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.

    Year 4

    Core units:

    Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice

    This unit will develop your understanding of the theoretical aspects of financial reporting and to apply this to technical issues. On completion of this unit you will be able to apply accounting theory to technical matters in current practice.

    Employment Law

    Employment law has developed rapidly over the past forty years and is today one of the most important areas of law within the UK. This unit aims to provide a technically and academically challenging examination of the issues in employment law faced by employers and employees. You will also develop your ability to apply the fundamental principles of employment law to a wide range of situations.

    Advanced Management Accounting

    This unit will develop an understanding of the role of management accounting in all aspects of management control systems, particularly in the development and use of performance management systems and the strategic control of organisations. It will also build on the technical and computational foundations laid in Management Accounting at level I to enable you to appreciate the central role of management accounting in all aspects of organisational control.

    Company Law

    This unit will build upon the general legal knowledge applicable to the business environment acquired at Levels C and I. It will extend your competence in the field of Company Law and you will gain the necessary knowledge in order to be able to apply Company Law at an advanced level.

    Optional units:

    You will then choose two optional units from the following:

    Risk Modelling & Management

    This unit aims to provide you with a significant awareness and understanding of risk within a modern business environment and the risk management processes necessary to control such risk. The unit also aims to give you the skills to model and analyse risk scenarios, with the techniques being applied allowing critical analysis and more informed decision making.

    Perspectives on Business Strategy

    This unit gives you insights into the differing perspectives used to develop and implement business strategy. From its roots in finance and economics, the field of strategy has developed its own language, tools, models and methodologies, which are used throughout businesses and other organisations in many parts of the world. Many of them have intuitive appeal; others are derived from theoretical approaches.

    Financial Regulation

    The unit provides insight and understanding into key financial regulatory theories, forms and rationale of regulation, that are highly relevant to those seeking to operate within the financial services sector, so that you may engage with, develop and critically analyse regulatory concepts and systems that meet the needs of both the regulator and the regulated.

    Environmental Reporting

    This unit aims to equip you with the ability to account and report on environmental matters and critically appraise the usefulness of such information. By the end of this unit you will be able to critically appraise the GHG regulatory framework and guidance.

    International Taxation

    The aim of this unit is to provide a technically and academically challenging examination of the issues in international taxation faced by multinational corporations and individuals. It will also develop the ability of you to apply the fundamental principles of international taxation to a wide range of situations.

    Indirect Tax

    This unit will develop your competence in the field of indirect taxation; and encourage the evaluation of the application of VAT to specific business sectors in the UK and its interaction with the EU and overseas jurisdictions in the context of cross-border trade.

    Commercial Law & Transactions 2

    This unit aims to examine both the institutional and transactional features of business law. It incorporates concepts and rules with a growing body of jurisprudence. The transfer of the ownership of personal property among companies and individuals is identified and the relevance of legal relationships is explored.

    Intellectual Property Law

    The unit aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of intellectual property law – i.e. copyright, trademarks, patents and design – with a view to providing a greater understanding of the means of protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights (IPRs). The unit also aims to provide an understanding of the manner in which IPRs can be applied in practice.

    Law of Personal Tax 2

    The aims of this unit are to enable you to explore and critically evaluate opportunities for mitigating the impact of personal taxation on the decisions of individuals. To enable you to become independent and reflective learners and to appreciate how tax planning decisions are made within a professional practical setting.

    Research Study

    The aim of the unit is to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in conducting effectively a research project, and acquire specialist knowledge within an area relevant to your programme of study. The research study will allow you to enhance your independent learning, critical thinking and reflective skills. It enables you to demonstrate the ability to formulate a research proposal, collect, analyse and evaluate data pertinent to the chosen contextualised research topic and to write up a report documenting the project methodology, management and outcomes.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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    Requirements

    Entry requirements:
    320 tariff points, with 200 from two A-levels (e.g. B,B) or equivalent, with remaining 120 points from other A/AS levels, equivalent qualifications or Key Skills. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Association of International Accountants.

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