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Developed by academics at LSE, this degree will give you a thorough grounding in the principles of accounting and finance. It is ideal if you are aspiring towards careers in the accountancy profession or if you are already professionally qualified and now would like to take a degree.

This programme is also available for study online.

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Study the BSc Accounting and Finance degree wherever you are in the world.

Study this course at a Teaching Centre near you

You can receive local support from a local teaching centre, use the dropdown to find your nearest centre.

By studying this programme, you will:

  • become professionally qualified in the accountancy field,
  • gain a thorough grounding in accounting and finance.

Programme details

This programme has one intake date per year: November. 

2023 intake
Application deadline 01 October 2023
Registration deadline 01 November 2023
Programme starts November

If you have studied material as part of a previous qualification that is comparable in content, level and standard to our EMFSS modules, you might be exempted from the equivalent course of our degree. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Exemption. You will not need to study or be assessed in the module(s) to complete your award.

To be considered for RPL you should make a formal request within your application when applying online. Alternatively, this can be done through an online enquiry, once you have submitted your application.

This is available for both Standard Entry Route and Graduate Entry Route.

We will not consider any application for RPL if you have already entered the exam for the course concerned.

Automatic

Some qualifications are automatically recognised as meeting the learning outcomes of our courses. If you satisfy the conditions, make a formal request and supply the necessary evidence, we will accredit your prior learning as detailed here: Recognition of Prior Learning degrees in EMFSS. No fees are charged for this service.

Discretionary

Other qualifications will need to be assessed;' by specialist academics on a case by case basis, before we can potentially approve RPL. A formal application is required and an RPL application fee is payable. The RPL application fee is non-refundable, even if your prior learning is not recognised. Further details can be found here

Note: The application/ request for Discretionary RPL and all required supporting evidence must be received before the deadlines stated, in the year that you apply, to be processed.

Discretionary RPL application key dates
Submit RPL request by 18 September 2023
Submit supporting evidence by 16 October 2023
 

Further information on rules regarding RPL is covered in the Recognition of Prior Learning section of the appropriate Programme Regulations and Section 3 of the General Regulations.

The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2023-2024 session, and are effective from 25 January 2023. The following fees apply for students first registered on a programme in 2017-18 or after.

Academic year 2023-2024
Application fee (non-refundable) 107
Initial registration fee 1275
Examination entry fee (full course) 384
Examination entry fee (half course) 192
Online examination fee* 10
Continuing registration fee 581
Other fees (as applicable) 2023-2024
Additional registration fee for students taking law courses (per course) 70
Application fee for accreditation of prior learning (per full course) 125
Application fee for accreditation of prior learning (per half course) 63
Indicative total: standard BSc 7600
Indicative total: graduate BSc 5638

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The indicative totals reflect average annual fee increases and assume that you complete the qualification within the minimum time – without resits, and with no law courses (which require additional fees). Indicative totals will be available shortly.

*The online examination administration fee is charged for each examination paper held online, including resits. This does not apply to any coursework submissions. This fee will be charged at the point of exam entry and is in addition to the exam entry fee listed above.

More about programme fees

Additional Costs

You may also need to budget for:

  • Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
  • Teaching centre tuition costs
  • Exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.

We accept most traditional payment methods, including debit/credit card, international money order, and Western Union.

How to pay your fees

Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

Further information on Sales Tax

Your payment provider may apply additional transaction fees (if in doubt, please check with them before making a payment).

Further information about fee payment options can be found in the “How to pay your fees” link above.

This programme is only available to study at a Recognised Teaching Centre and cannot be studied independently. Before you apply for this programme with University of London, you should contact your Recognised Teaching Centre of choice for advice on application/admission requirements, including any additional requirements that the teaching centre might have.

Once the Recognised Teaching Centre is happy to offer you a place in principle, they will provide you with an Application Validation Code (AVC) to be used to complete your University of London application. Please remember that any Recognised Teaching Centre offer is subject to formal University of London approval. This will be in the form of you receiving an offer from your University of London application. Your Recognised Teaching Centre can contact University of London on your behalf for eligibility advice, prior to you submitting a formal online application.

Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London degree anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there are additional sources of support depending on where you live.

The University of London also offers some awards based on performance. If you are among the top five performing students in the first year of a degree led by LSE, you receive an Academic Achievement Award.

More on funding your study.

About the LSE Summer School

LSE’s Summer School is the most well-established and the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe, with over 80 academically rigorous courses on offer. Each year over 6,000 students from 120 nations study at the LSE campus in the heart of Central London.

Courses are taught by LSE faculty and complement the content of this degree. If you complete two Summer School courses you may be able to claim Accreditation of Prior Learning equivalent to one course on the degree. As a student on this programme you will receive a 15% discount on tuition fees to attend the LSE Summer School.

Full details and how to apply are available on the LSE Summer School website.

Darrell Lua - BSc Accounting and Finance, Singapore

Darrell Lua, LSE Masters student, Singapore

"If I hadn't taken the University of London programme as my choice back then, I would definitely be struggling on the Master's degree right now."

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