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Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Programme Code: TDAF

Department: Accounting

For students starting this programme of study in 2022/23

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

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

Students must take four units 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


FM321 Risk Management and Modelling (0.5) # and FM322 Derivatives (0.5) # *


one from:


FM473L Financial Markets (0.5) # *


FM473M Financial Markets (0.5) # *


and one from:


FM474L Managerial Finance (0.5) *


FM474M Managerial Finance (0.5) *

Paper 2

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


AC200 Accounting Theory and Practice (1.0) #




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):


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


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


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)


AC470 Accounting in the Global Economy (0.5) #


EC2A3 Microeconomics II (0.5) #


EC2B3 Macroeconomics II (0.5) #


EC2C3 Econometrics I (0.5) #


EC2C4 Econometrics II (0.5) # 1


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.

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

* means available with permission

1 : Before taking EC2C4 you must take EC2C3

# 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.