Gain core knowledge and skills with a vast range of modules covering topics such as Financial Accounting, where you will explore relevant procedures and techniques. As you progress, Management and Strategy will come into play, introducing the theory and practical aspects of managing organisations and the people who work for them. Other modules include Forensic Accounting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Advanced Decision Management.
Our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies will give you opportunities to enhance your career prospects. Depending on your module choices, you could gain exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). ACCA exemptions are unavailable for L6 direct entry and students already registered with ACCA.
You could gain up to a maximum of nine exemptions from ACCA exams if you choose the appropriate modules exemption from the first eight exams with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), exemption from the first five exams the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)* - a great start towards gaining your professional qualification and developing a wealth of industry knowledge to kick-start your career.
Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
Benefit from our close links with employers and professional accounting bodies and enhance your career prospects with visiting sessions by industry speakers, work placements and networking events.
*These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies.
We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.Read more about Education 2030
- Block 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Block 2: Introduction to Management Accounting
- Block 3: Business Analysis Techniques
- Block 4: Regulatory and Ethical Decision Making
- Block 1: International Financial Reporting and Taxation
- Block 2: Decision Management
- Block 3: Corporate Finance
- Block 4: Digital Environment
- Block 1: Advanced Financial Reporting and Taxation
- Block 2: Strategic Decision Management
- Block 3: Advanced Corporate Finance
- Block 4: Choose one from the below:
- Audit and Forensic Accounting
- Contemporary issues in Accounting
Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.
At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai and then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more.
Professional body accreditation and confirmation of exemptions are required for all programmes, when newly designed and regularly thereafter. This process is underway to seek such approval from the various professional accountancy bodies to ensure that our students can benefit from the maximum exemptions available to them from their professional exams. Our programme has been designed to reflect the professional body requirements where possible.
You can qualify for exemptions and potentially gain a professional qualification at an accelerated rate from the following bodies:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- The Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
- The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
- The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
The professional accounting bodies award exemptions in line with a student’s prior learning to provide the quickest possible route to qualification. A student with exemptions gains from an employability perspective. Such students are a good option for a prospective employer as the employer will not have to cover the costs of the professional examinations or provide study leave, which may disrupt the work schedule.
These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies
Teaching and assessments
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Tutorials, seminars and workshops are less formal and students will be expected to contribute to the session. Lectures are formal teaching periods that provide key content and assessment material. Group work helps to embed employability skills and it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Blackboard is used as a virtual learning environment to support study.Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Each module will have its own shell and will incorporate material such as; lecture slides, tutorial solutions, assessment material, announcements and pilot examination papers.
Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year:
- Exam: 60%
- Coursework: 40%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.
Teaching contact hours
This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.
Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.
A degree in Accounting and Finance opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers. You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.
Graduates can progress to careers in positions such as Commercial Finance Analyst, Auditor, Cost Technician, Tax Processor, Financial Criminal Analyst etc.