Introduction to Financial Accounting (N1526)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Financial accounting is used by all large organisations to communicate information in financial statements to external stakeholders for the purposes of control and accountability.

The aim of this module is to equip you with an initial understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of financial accounting. The module also lays the foundations for a spirit of inquiry about the merits of alternative methods of preparing and communicating financial information to different stakeholders in a range of organisation forms.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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: