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)


50%: Coursework (Portfolio)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: