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Course Synopsis

This degree is for you if you:

  • wish to go on to take professional accountancy qualifications. You may be able to gain exemptions from several of the examinations of professional accountancy bodies (depending on the courses taken). We do advise you to contact the relevant bodies for advice
  • are professionally qualified in the accountancy field and would now like to take a degree
  • have not yet decided which profession to pursue and are interested in the fields of accounting and finance.

Programme aims

To provide a thorough grounding in accounting and finance, within a strong social science framework.

Programme structure

The degree consists of 12 courses when taken through the Standard Route and 9 courses through the Graduate Entry Route.

Graduation Requirements

Students who enter the degree via the Standard Entry Route need to sit 12 courses. Up to 4 exemptions may be awarded.

Such students need to pass at least 11 courses or the equivalent (any exemptions awarded will count towards the total of 11 courses) to graduate.

Students who enter the degree via the Graduate Entry Route need to sit 9 courses. No further exemptions are awarded.

Such students need to pass all 9 courses to graduate.

Prestige and career progression

The programme has been developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). This degree will prepare you for a career in areas of professional accountancy, investment banking, investment analysis and management, management consultancy and financial management, as well as to more advanced academic study.


Awarding Body

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