Introduction to Financial Accounting (N1526)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Accounting is the 'language for all business', which translates information about organisations to users for the purposes of control, financial performance assessment and valuation.

This module is designed to teach you how to understand this language and be able to communicate in it. It will equip you with an understanding of the major accounting concepts, the necessary skills, knowledge and insights to understand how and why financial statements are created and how they have developed.

You will be exposed to how financial transactions and events are recorded, and will learn how to compile rudimentary financial statements for various business entities.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: