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BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Top Up Route)

This is a one-year full time programme of study designed for holders of an accounting / finance based Level 5 associate degree (or equivalent) seeking to earn a full honours degree, and then having the potential to pursue postgraduate studies.

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Applicants should normally have an HND (EDEXCEL/SQA) at Grade C or Pass, or an Associate Degree (or Junior College Diploma) at 65%-70% from a recognised institution. The qualification should be in Accounting / Finance or related.

Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no component below 5.5.

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Course content

One of the central elements of the University of Chichester’s vision is student experience: we pride ourselves in providing an educational experience designed for and around the student. Consistent with this philosophy, the BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) is designed to provide an excellent learning experience customised to facilitate learning and personal development for international students wishing to continue their studies at final year honours level in the UK in parallel with further development of their academic English skills.

The programme enables students to adjust to studying in the UK and gain a full business related honours degree, with the skills and knowledge required for further postgraduate study.

On successful completion, students will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting (International Route) degree and will be able to apply to UK universities for a business postgraduate degree.

Students achieving a 2nd class honours will be guaranteed entry to the University of Chichester MSc International Business programmes, with bursaries available for students achieving a 2:1 or above.

This degree integrates English language development and study skills and includes a project module to prepare for master’s level study.

The BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) has the following features:

  • Extensive language development and language support, to help you achieve the required English level for postgraduate studies or future employment in the UK
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment, with your own personal tutor to guide you through your studies
  • High quality teaching by skilled academics who are experts in their field, with real industry experience
  • Small class sizes, with workshop-based interactive activities to help develop your understanding and improve your English language
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities within a comfortable and attractive environment
  • Guaranteed admission to our postgraduate programmes for students achieving 2:2 or above
  • Bursaries available for our postgraduate business programmes for students who achieve a 2:1 or above

Our facilities

The BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) from the Business School at the University of Chichester capitalises on more than 10 years of specialist business and management education, and has the following features:

  • Delivered in the supportive learning environment that we take pride in offering our students. We have a track record of students significantly improving their academic performance during their studies with us;
  • No large classes, but workshop based, interactive and developmental activities in a small group learning environment;
  • State of the art learning facilities

Where this can take you

The programme focuses on developing academic and communication skills that are required to perform successfully at the postgraduate level. Students will develop their business knowledge, cultural awareness, language ability, and ability to conduct independent research projects.

The  BA (Hons) Finance & Accounting (International Route) can be used to apply to business postgraduate degrees in any UK universities but also, under certain academic conditions, will provide students with a guaranteed admission to our MSc International Business and Finance. Students with at least an upper second class degree (2:1) earned in the BA (Hons) Finance & Accounting (International Route) are guaranteed admission to one of our postgraduate programme and will qualify for a bursary.

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

The learning focus of the BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) combines study skills, academic English, research skills, and business practice. 

Semester 1

  • Academic English (I)
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • English for International Business Communication

Semester 2

  • Academic English (II)
  • Business English Project    
Semester 1 (15 weeks) October start Semester 2 (15 weeks) International English and Academic Language Support
Financial Management (15 credits) Finance and Accounting Project (45 credits)
Strategic Management Accounting (15 credits)
English for International Business Communication (15 credits)
Academic English (I) (15 credits) Academic Engish (II) (15 credits)

The Finance and Accounting project is designed to prepare students for the demands of a postgraduate dissertation. It includes a taught introduction to business research with independent research work.  


International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

With the University of Chichester BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) ‘Top-up’ you will:

Develop the academic and communication skills needed to perform successfully at postgraduate level or in a business role where English is required

Gain business knowledge and cultural awareness

Learn to conduct independent research projects

The assessment modes for the BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (International Route) take the following forms:



Academic English 1


International Business Communication


Strategic Management Accounting


Business Finance 


Academic English 2

BMI606 Business Research Portfolio
Semester 1 1 1 1 2 2
Credits 15 15 15 15 15 45
Assessment modes

Portfolio of written tasks 60%

Group discussion 40%

Written leaflet 25%

Oral presentation 35%

Written report 40%

In-class test 30%

Examination 70%

Essay 30%

Examination 70%

Essay 50%

Examination 50%

Portfolio of tasks 100%


Additional Costs

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Additional Costs