BSc Accounting

Qualify faster on this accredited degree which offers exemptions from the professional exams of all of the major accountancy organisations.

Key information

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Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code


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Course overview

The staff who run our accounting degrees at Hull have real-world experience. It's a testament to the quality of their teaching that many of our graduates go on to become accountants with the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC and KPMG, or organisations such as the IMF and World Bank.

You'll develop an in-depth understanding of global accounting through placements, projects, case studies, guest lectures and online mentoring.

You use the Business School's industry-standard facilities, like Bloomberg Financial Markets Laboratory, which you'll use to practise trading. Summer schools are also available with a range of overseas partners. 

Make connections with professional industry networks, like-minded entrepreneurs, and corporate partners in our newly enhanced Business Lounge. Conveniently located in the Business School, it’s a vibrant hub for organisations to collaborate and work creatively, as well as helping to build links with our programmes, including placement and live business project opportunities that are embedded throughout your studies. It’s also a great space for our students to meet, learn from, and make an impression on decision-makers, laying the foundations for your future career – all on campus.

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Six reasons to study Accounting at Hull

  1. Accounting at Hull is top 15 in the UK for learning opportunities§
  2. Access to our vibrant business lounge
  3. Study at an AACSB-accredited business school
  4. 97% graduate employability rating*
  5. Access our Bloomberg Financial Markets Laboratory
  6. Accredited by the main accountancy bodies

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Accounting and Finance

    Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.

    Developing Self & Others

    Assessing your human skills and developing good habits is central to your professional development. This module allows you to gain a better understanding of what is needed from the wider business perspective and apply theories of positive habit development in practice. 

    Introduction to Economics

    This introduction covers both microeconomics (the affairs of individual consumers, firms and government) and macroeconomics (the study of the economy as a whole).

    Financial Accounting

    This module will provide you with introductory accounting knowledge covering basic double entry book-keeping, analysis and preparing a simple set of financial statements.

    Introduction to Finance

    This module introduces you to the finance discipline. You'll explore the basic principles of finance, complemented with an analysis of case studies and examples from the finance news. There will be a special emphasis on ethical and sustainable finance. 


    Marketing is an exciting, dynamic, and creative environment to work in. It places brands in the consumers' mind and shapes their decisions. Marketing is a critical management function that is essential to business success. This module allows you to work with an organisation on a live marketing project based on a real-life challenge. 

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Financial Reporting

    This module covers the regulatory aspects of financial reporting. It will enable you to understand and evaluate financial statements according to international accounting standards.

    Corporate Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Explore the operational activities responsible for obtaining and ultilising the funds for efficient operations. This module will expose you to a wide range of important financial management tools, techniques, and underpinning theories relevant for decision-making in today's competitive financial environment. 

    Financial Technology and Information Systems

    FinTech is the most recent and vibrant area in the financial services sector. To create or evaluate FinTech, businesses need knowledge in finance, technology and regulation. You'll cover these key areas and study their implications exploring topics such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. 

    Management Accounting

    Management account provides information to internal management for planning, organising and controlling organisational resources. Become familiar with concepts for calculating costs and prices of a product or service. You'll learn how to produce, analyse and articulate key information to an organisation's decision makers. 

  • Optional

    Understanding Entrepreneurship

    Working with a local entrepreneurial firm, you'll get first-hand experience of exploring concepts around entrepreneurship. You'll gain insight into the real-life challenges and how local entrepreneurs overcome/negotiate those issues brining into play their individuality, commitment, and desire to make real change. 

    Disruptive and Emerging Technologies

    On this module, you'll have the flexibility to select a technology-theme that you are excited about (e.g. cryptocurrencies, blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented reality etc.), and explore their managemement and socio-economic implications. 

    Sustainable Business and Innovation

    Develop insights into the major trends, challenges and innovative concepts relating to business sustainability and corporate responsibility.

    Macroeconomics: Managing the Economy

    You’ll learn the ways that government policy affects the course of the economy through its influence on the rate of inflation, economic growth, and the level of employment.

    Company Law

    Develop your understanding of the legal environment within which an accountant works, developing the ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources.

    Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

    Engaging with Entrepreneurial Organisations

    Working in a collaborative team, you'll design and deliver innovative solutions for entrepreneurial companies. This hands-on module allows you to apply what you've learned to a real business problem or opportunity.

    Responsible Business in Society

    The influence large organisations have to both postively contribute to, or potentially harm society, can be greater than the power of states. You'll reflect on challenges to business practice looking at issues such as corporate social responsibility, globalisation, sustainable development and climate change, and human rights and exploitation. 

Year abroad modules

Spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

Placement year modules

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.

The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship.   You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.   

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Advanced Financial Reporting and Theory

    Develop advanced knowledge of the role of financial reporting within the competitive business environment and explore how managers of business organisations use financial information to convey financial stability and performance. 


    The module covers both the theoretical and procedural aspects of effective auditing. In particular, you'll explore standards of accountability and corporate behaviour in today's global market place; and monitoring the process of externally reporting financial information. 

    Advanced Management Accounting

    Building on the techniques of traditional management accounting, this module gives you the opportunity to reflect on the how and why in recent advances in management accounting theory and practice. In particular, the ways in which management accounting has to adapt to match changes in its environment and organisational context will be critically evaluated. 


    This module is for those intending to study for a professional accountancy qualification after graduation, and may provide exemption from some of your professional exams. 

  • Optional

    Company Law

    Develop your understanding of the legal environment within which an accountant works, developing the ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources.

    Macroeconomics: Managing the Economy

    You’ll learn the ways that government policy affects the course of the economy through its influence on the rate of inflation, economic growth, and the level of employment.

    Business Project Management

    Whatever its size, all organisations run projects - study the skills, concepts, tools and techniques to manage them effectively, and learn about the factors affecting project success and failure.

    Quantitative Methods in Accounting and Finance

    Link theory with practical examples by analysing and modelling financial risk factors and other quantitative problems. You'll cover the learning outcomes highlighted in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Quantitative Methods syllabus at levels 1-3.

    Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

    International Business

    Focus on the core concepts and practical applications of cross-border business activities. You'll explore the controversies and complexities surrounding international business issues.

    Individual Research Project

    Engage in an academic study of a particular topic that is of interest to you over a sustained time, with elements of original work. You'll develop an advanced ability to locate, extract, analyse and interpret data from multiple sources. 

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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"Hull was the only university that fitted all of my criteria."

Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBC

  • BTEC grades DMM

  • Points required 112

Work out your estimated points

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

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Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Applicants should also have

  • GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Take a tour of the facilities

Take a 360-degree look at our Bloomberg Suite where you'll train and practise trading on industry-standard software.

Fees and funding


£9,250 per year*


£15,400 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,978 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • External auditor
  • Stockbroker

Most of our graduates aim to become chartered accountants. but there are a range of employment possibilities open to you. Recent graduates have found work with companies including Citibank, Lloyds Banking Group, Fujitsu, Jaguar Land Rover, Smith & Nephew, and the Civil Service.

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* Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

† Accredited by ACCA (also as an Accelerate Partner), CIMA (as a University Partner), CIPFA, ICAEW (as a Partner in Learning), HKICPA and CPA Australia

‡ All Hull University Business School degrees have international accreditation from AACSB, held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide

§ National Student Survey (NSS) 2021, HEIs only.