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Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up) (Full-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: Northumbria University

Course Introduction

With over 35,000 students across 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest public universities. Established since 1880, Northumbria has a lustrous history of more than 135 years. Northumbria University programmes are endorsed by world-leading professional accreditation bodies which positioned Northumbria amongst the Top 10 universities in the UK for graduate employability within 6 months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012).

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting from Northumbria University.

The degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting has been designed to provide a cutting-edge educational experience attractive to those wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or related areas. It also has been designed for those who want to become fully qualified accountants.

The Accounting programme at Northumbria gains exemptions from ACCA, AIA, CIMA and ICAEW. This means that upon graduation, you will have already completed a significant portion of the exams required to be a fully qualified accountant.

Professional Accreditations & Memberships:

  • accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • accredited by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • recognised by Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • recognised by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • partner with Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up) consists of 13 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 16 months.


  • Applied Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Business Modelling and Analysis for Accountants
  • Corporate and Group Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Financial Appraisal, Risk and Management Accounting
  • Managing Financial Performance
  • Global and International Business Contexts
  • Personal and Organisational Development
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Dissertation

Honours Award
Honours degree will be awarded in accordance with the university programme regulations.

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up) accepts a wide range of qualifications.

These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis
  • In all cases the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the university
English requirement:
  • Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

- Programme fee:
  • SGD 21,400 (13 modules) payable in 6 instalments
- Receive SGD 300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loans
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Non-tuition Fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 October 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

This programme consists of 13 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 16 months. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
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