BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance


The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is a three-year full-time degree awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. This award aims to provide a sound understanding of financial and managerial aspects of accounting within a modern enterprise.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of both the theory and practical application of accounting and finance. You will acquire the competence to analyse and report financial information and appreciate the strategic role of accounting and finance in the corporate world. The award is both a qualification in its own right and a stepping stone to a professional accountancy qualification.

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree is accredited by CIMA. The CIMA accreditation allows students of this award to complete CIMA professional qualification simultaneously taking advantage of significant exemptions. Similarly, CIMA students can enjoy exemptions and obtain advanced entry to this award. This collaborative arrangement not only shortens the time required to acquire these qualifications but also significantly lowers the students’ financial commitment.

Teaching and Learning

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Financial Services Environment
  • Employability and Study Skills
  • Economic Environment
  • Business Law
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Year 2

  • Financial Reporting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Personal & Business Taxation
  • Professional Development
  • Advanced Management Accounting


Year 3

  • Financial Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Financial Research
  • Audit and Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management Accounting OR Islamic Banking & Finance

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission are:
GCE Advanced Level with 2 passes with a Credit Pass for English at the GCE (Ordinary Level)
GCE Advanced Level (London, Cambridge or Edexcel) with 2 passes
Successful completion of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

Career Opportunities

As a Staffordshire Graduate you will enter the world of work with the unique advantage of having skills of Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. You will be able to start work as an Accounts Executive, Accountant, Financial Analyst, Auditor, or Credit Controller. You may also venture into areas such as Entrepreneurial Financial Consultancy & Business Services. You may aspire to careers in large corporates and be associated with the accounting and financial decision making processes.

Fee Structure

  • Registration Fee(non refundable) - LKR 40,000.00 (one-time payment)
  • Library Fee (Non refundable) - LKR 25,000.00
  • Registration Fee to Staffordshire University- £ 150

Course fees

Course fees for the degree programme may be paid upfront or in instalments. The course fee includes tuition fee, cost of course materials and assessment and examination fees, but excludes fees payable for any resit or additional examinations and repeat modules. Students may choose one of the three payment options at each level.

Option 1 
Full Payment Up Front 

LKR 525,000/- 

LKR 525,000/- 

LKR 525,000/- 

Option 2 
Semester Payment 

LKR 272,500/- x 2

LKR 272,500/- x 2 

LKR 272,500/- x 2 

Option 3 
Monthly Payment 

LKR 70,000/- x 8

LKR 70,000/- x 8

LKR 70,000/- x 8 

  • Examination Re-sit Fee - LKR 10,000.00 - per module
  • In?course Re-sit Fee - LKR 10,000.00 - per module
  • Repeat Module Fee - LKR 62,500.00 - per module