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Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Programme Code: TDAF

Department: Accounting

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Students must take four courses as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and can be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Year 1

Paper 1

FM212 Principles of Finance (1.0) #



By special permission of the Course Leaders, students may substitute FM212 with one of the following:


FM300 Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets (1.0) # or


FM320 Quantitative Finance (1.0) #

Paper 2

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


AC200 Accounting Theory and Practice (1.0) #


AC330 Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation. (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)




AC490 Management Accounting, Decisions and Control (0.5) and AC491 Financial Accounting, Reporting and Disclosure (0.5)

Papers 3 & 4

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following (if not already taken under Paper 2):


AC200 Accounting Theory and Practice (1.0) #


AC310 Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organisational Control (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)


AC311 Results Accountability and Management Control for Strategy Implementation (0.5) #


AC312 Performance Measurement, Strategy, and Uncertainty (0.5) #


AC330 Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation. (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2020/21)


AC331 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting (0.5) #


AC332 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (0.5) #


AC341 Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Financial Audit (0.5)


AC342 Accounting, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


AC470 Accounting in the Global Economy (0.5) #


EC201 Microeconomic Principles I (1.0) #


EC202 Microeconomic Principles II (1.0) #


EC210 Macroeconomic Principles (1.0) #


EC220 Introduction to Econometrics (1.0) #


EC313 Industrial Economics (1.0) #


EH240 Business and Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context (1.0)


MA107 Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) (0.5) #


MG4G4 Topics in Management Research (0.5)


ST107 Quantitative Methods (Statistics) (0.5) #


Any other course with the approval of the Programme Director, by special permission only.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

This programme is externally accredited by the ACCA. Further information is available on the Department of Accounting website.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to undergraduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the undergraduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the undergraduate summary page for future students.