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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, 1-Year Top-Up

1-Year Top-Up

On our 1-Year Top-Up programme, you can study the level 6 modules of our BSc Accounting and Finance course, which is rated 3rd in London.

Apply now to start in June or October 2024


1 year

Study mode

Full-time, Lectures, seminars and workshops 3 days per week

Start date

Apply now to start in June or October 2024

Awarding Body

Wrexham University

Tuition fees

Home: £9,250

International: £12,000


Taught at our Central London campus

UCAS code


Entry Requirements

Level 5 of a subject related to Accounting & Finance

What’s it like studying accounting?

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I enjoy everything I learn on my Accounting and Finance course. It feels like every day I am learning something new and building my confidence. When you ask for help, you immediately get the support you need. I haven’t missed a single lesson, because I just enjoy being here.

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How do top-up degrees work?

Step 1

You will need to have studied Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications in order to qualify for a Top-Up degree; this could be the first two years of a 3-Year undergraduate course or an equivelant qualification.

Step 2

Apply for a Top-Up degree at Bloomsbury Institute and you can study our unique and career-focussed Level 6 curriculum at our Central London campus.

Step 3

After just one year of studying with us, you will graduate with a Bloomsbury Institute degree, awarded by Wrexham University.

Course details

Course Modules

Term 1

Each module is worth 30 credits and it is compulsory to take at least either the International Finance, or Mergers and Acquisitions modules in any of the terms and one of the following four Level 6 modules in Term 1.

All optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student demand.

Auditing in Context

How to conduct audits, both internal and external, that conform to professional regulatory frameworks and their usefulness to society generally are considered in this module. At the end of this module, you should be able to identify and describe the systems, processes and principles which seek to ensure that internal and external auditing promote good corporate governance and achieve corporate objectives.


Case study 60%
Final examination 40%
International Finance

There are a multitude of strategic factors that affect an international organisation’s operations. Multinational financial management relies on your ability to assess the current global business environment and design appropriate international finance management strategies. You will develop a greater understanding of multinational financial arrangements on this module and, through the interpretation, uses, and analysis of strategic financial information, examine the strategic reasons for the existence of multinationals.

You can also take this module in Term 2 if you would prefer.


Group project 40%
Final examination 60%


Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions demonstrate the amalgamation of many corporate finance concepts and techniques such as valuation, to practical and active developments in the corporate business world. In this module you will consider mergers and acquisitions phenomenon from various angles: strategic, financial, public policy. You will also identify and assess key factors that explain the success or failure of companies, as well as gain practical insights through case studies into the workings of investment bankers, financial professionals, and management in the formulation of Financial Restructuring & Reorganisation Policy.

You can also take this module in Term 2 if you would prefer.


Group project 40%
Final examination 60%

Term 2

Each module is worth 30 credits and it is compulsory to take at least either the International Finance, or Mergers and Acquisitions modules in any of the terms. You will also complete one of the following four optional Level 6 modules in Term 2.

All optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student demand.

Performance Management and Control

Businesses need to manage and be aware of environmental, behavioural and organisational factors in order to navigate financial risk factors and ensure business survival, total quality management, and prosperity. Finance Managers’ professional judgements can help businesses to achieve these goals by applying relevant knowledge and skills to strategic planning.

This module explores how to select and apply strategic managerial accounting techniques and approaches to different contexts contributes to the evaluation of the performance of an organisation and its strategic development. In considering these approaches, you will learn how to prepare and interpret financial information for management, contribute to budgetary planning, monitoring and control via effective communications and improve functional performance within a global business organisation.


Coursework 40%
Final examination 60%
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is essential to all national and multinational organisations in all sectors of the economy. This module introduces the typical requirements of senior executives in business organisations in relation to governance and ethical issues and enables you to analyse and evaluate the risks, both financial and non-financial, and consequences of executive actions.


Written assignment 40%
Portfolio 60%
Accounting and Finance Research Project

This module provides you with an opportunity to pursuit your individual interests in contemporary phenomenon related to accounting and finance.


Research proposal 20%
Research project 80%

Jumpstart your career and gain practical, real-life experience in the accounting and finance world. You’ll have the chance to identify and tackle relevant, real-life accounting and finance issues and expand your knowledge and understanding through the practical application of financial theory on your Internship module.

With your academic knowledge and understanding, you’ll be able to transfer your skills to real-life situations, critically evaluate, and apply your newfound knowledge to produce a project report. As you reflect on your work-based practice, you’ll see how academic knowledge and understanding underpin everything you do.


Project 70%
Reflective practice 30%

We use oral assessments, presentations, simulations, group, and individual, projects in addition to traditional assessment methods (examinations and coursework) so that you can explore and express your abilities in different ways. Assessments are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your future life and career.

Why study with us?

Support and development

We pride ourselves on supporting each and every student on an individual basis. Disabilities, long-term medical conditions, or specific learning difficulties are never barriers to success at Bloomsbury Institute.

Free laptop

All Bloomsbury Institute students receive a free laptop to ensure everyone can access the materials they need to succeed.

Travel bursaries

Don’t let the cost of travel prevent you from success in your studies. Travel Bursaries (covering Transport for London’s Zones 1 – 6) are available to all students funded through the Student Loans Company.

Student Guild

Our Student Guild is here to support you, enhance your experience and represent your views. The Guild is student-led so get involved and help improve the Bloomsbury experience for you and fellow students.

The Bloomsbury Institute difference

Work experience on course

Students build up their hours on course, for example via Bloomsbury Law Clinic.

International scholarships

Upon graduation, all of our International Graduates receive £1,000. We also offer a £1,500 Entry Scholarship to our new MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Finance and Wealth Management international students for the June and October 2024 intakes.

Based in Central London

In the heart of London’s education quarter, with access to Birkbeck’s vast library and resources.


Support to find work

As soon as international students are issued their CAS, they will have access to Student Circus, providing a wealth of vacancies, support, employability courses and resources.

International Student visa

The Student visa entitles students to work 20 hours per week, full-time during vacation,  and on graduation they receive a further two-year Graduate visa.

Entry requirements

You will need to have studied Accounting and Finance at Level 5 in order to complete your Level 6 modules with us.

This could be:

  • The first 2 years of a 3-year undergraduate degree, in a relevant subject
  • Pearson or SQA HND in a relevant subject
  • Ofqual-accredited qualifications in a relevant subject (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5) [e.g. Pearson, ATHE, Qualifi]
  • Equivalent academic or professional qualifications in a relevant subject, at Levels 4 and 5

Please do get in touch if you’re interested in studying a 1-Year Top-Up Accounting and Finance degree with us but are unsure about your qualifications.

How the application process works

Step 1

Complete the application form to let us know which course you would like to study and your existing qualifications.

Step 2

Apply for Student Finance as soon as you have submitted your application to avoid delays.

Step 3

You will be offered a place if you meet the entry requirements, or, invited to an Admissions Assessment.

Step 4

International applicants are issued a CAS or may take a Pre-CAS Interview in order to gain a Student visa.

Step 5

Welcome to Bloomsbury Institute! Enrolment and Induction take place the week before your studies begin.

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Home students £9,250
International students £12,000

Home student fees apply to students who do not require a Student Visa to study in the UK (e.g. UK and Irish citizens; EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status). International fees are applicable to students who do require a Student Visa.

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