The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Accounting and Law

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Law degree course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of law and accountancy including the legal aspects of accountancy and accounting theories and their strategic applications to firms and organisations operating within a changing global environment. Students will demonstrate progression throughout their course of study to develop the ability to apply knowledge to problem situations and provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of issues within law and accountancy and allied areas.

Through use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal, intellectual and numerical skills in preparation for a career in accountancy management with added legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1

4AC011 Professional Skills for Accountants (20 Credits)

4LW016 Business Law (20 Credits)

4AC009 Economics for Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)

4AC010 Financial Accounting Principles (20 Credits)

4AC007 Costing (20 Credits)

4FC001 Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance (20 Credits)

Year 2

5AC003 Management Accounting: Decision Making Techniques (20 Credits)

5AC006 Financial Reporting (20 Credits)

5AC009 Digital Accounting (20 Credits)

5AC001 Budgeting and Financial Control (20 Credits)

5FC001 Introduction to Financial Economics (20 Credits)

5AC004 Taxation of Individuals (20 Credits)

Year 3

6AC002 Auditing (20 Credits)

6AC003 Business Taxation (20 Credits)

6FC001 Corporate and Behavioural Finance (20 Credits)

6AC008 Topics in Accounting and Finance (Project Module) (20 Credits)

6AC004 Strategic Management Accounting and Control (20 Credits)

6AC001 Advanced Financial Reporting (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School's average ranking was the joint highest ranking of all new universities within the Region with 65% of law staff ranked at an international level or above. It was also rated as 'Excellent' for Business and Management studies in the Sunday Times University Guide in 2007.

Throughout your time spent studying for a BA (Hons) Accounting and Law you will undertake lectures, seminars, workshops, use on-line learning facilities and other forms of technology-supported learning to gain knowledge of the legal and accounting systems, familiarity with legal and financial institutions and procedures, and gain an understanding of the principles and values in a range of topics.

You should be able to apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions; be able to evaluate law and accounting and accountancy procedures both independently and in relation to other perspectives. Through learned research techniques you will be able to identify and use primary sources and journals relevant to topics under study and be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks and demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and technology supported learning.

What our students think

We pride ourselves on our supportive culture with a large team of support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.

“There are many good points about the courses including the excellent teaching, the support provided by staff and the international mix of students. The facilities are also very good especially the Learning Centres.”

“During my time as a student I enjoyed being a member of the Student Law Society, attending debates and the annual ball as well as taking part in the Mooting. I also enjoyed the speakers that visited eg, David Blunkett and Judge Michael Fysch QC.”
Steven Gallagher, LLB(Hons); LLM; Barrister, now working in City University Hong Kong

“While studying here in the city of Wolverhampton I found the location to be brilliant – being in the City Centre, public transport was easily accessible, especially coming from Birmingham every day.”

Career path

The nature of the degree means that graduates may enter a range of occupations including: Management, International Finance, Marketing, Police, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Personnel, Accountant, Local Authority, Civil Service etc., as well as the traditional legal professions of Barrister or Solicitor (following further courses of study namely the Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination prior to undertaking the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course).

As well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the contexts in which accountancy operates including the legal, ethical, social and natural environment, together with accounting concepts, principles, and accountancy practices.
  2. Demonstrate skills in recording accounting transactions using a range of data including the ability to critically analyse contemporary theories and empirical evidence drawing reasoned conclusions.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and procedures of Accounting and the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales and how it relates to ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered and how Law is made and developed.
  4. Apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions to unresolved issues over a wide number of legal and accounting issues and communicate these conclusions effectively.
  5. Demonstrate a range of accountancy and legally-focused skills including the ability to locate, record and summarise information including reflection on one’s own learning; knowledge of accounting and legal rules and effective communication of this information.
  6. Act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have been studied; presentation of information including quantitative and qualitative data and other numerical data (where relevant) with analysis in a form appropriate to the intended audience.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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