Contemporary Issues in Accounting (N1608)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to develop ability to evaluate the impacts on accounting of contemporary issues in society by: critically analysing and communicating accounting responses to such issues; and, developing creative solutions to unresolved accounting problems arising from them. In pursuing this objective, the way in which accounting is viewed and portrayed in popular culture will be analysed and interpreted; and the requirements of the regulatory framework of accounting and their implications for accounting will be critically assessed.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

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: