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BA (Hons) Accounting

Bachelor Programme

BA (Hons) Accounting

Course Registration No. 251830(3)

Part Time

BA (Hons) Accounting (University of Bedfordshire award)

This top-up degree programme is specifically designed for people who are working or interested in accounting functions within businesses, other commercial fields, or entering the accounting or finance professions. This programme will cover financial management, taxation, auditing and corporate governance topics. Theory of accounting and the practicalities of its application will also be introduced.

Graduates of the programme are eligible for maximum of 9 paper exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certificate and Operational Levels (8 papers) of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). It brings students closer to be a professional accountant. Graduates are involved in the treasury, business consulting, banking, government and other managerial positions, all of which require strong competencies in accounting. 

Graduates can also choose to further join the Conversion Programme (CP) through Kaplan Financial, which will ladder up onto CPA Australia or Qualification Programme (QP) of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Maximising the flexibilities for your career achievements.

Why BA (Hons) Accounting at University of Bedfordshire?

  • Gain skills and knowledge to enter any branch of accounting, including financial accounting operations, management accounting, auditing, taxation or financial management; or general business management
  • Explore contemporary issues in accounting through your supervised research dissertation – ensuring your knowledge is up to date
  • Benefit from a programme that offers the ACCA paper exemptions at undergraduate level
  • According to National Student Survey 2016, 92% satisfied with the learning resources of the accounting course

Programme Details

Exemptable modules
Exemptions could be given
to diploma holders 

Personal Development and Employability*
Data Analysis for Finance and Economics*
Corporate and Business Law*
Social and Environmental Reporting*



Programme Structure
Level 5 

Management Accounting (30 credits)*
Taxation (30 credits)*

Level 6 Audit and Assurance (30 credits)
Financial Management (30 credits)
Financial Reporting (30 credits)
Specialist Project in Accounting (30 credits)

*Exemptions can be granted depending on students' academic background and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

^Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University


Level 5 entry - 1 ½ years in part-time

Level 6 entry - 1 year in part-time

Medium of Instruction

Honours Award
Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the total mark of all courses in accordance with the University's course regulations.

Teaching Mode

  • Face-to-face tuition in Hong Kong
  • Each semester is a 6-month period covering 2 courses of study
  • Each course is providing with 67 hours of seminars after office hours in the evenings, weekends and public holidays (Except for Specialist Project in Accounting)

Assessment Method
Each module, except "Specialist Project in Accounting*", will be assessed through examination and in-class assessment.

*"Specialist Project in Accounting" will be assessed through a combination of written assignments and/ or projects.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


Programme Start Date

Level 5 entry - Apr 2024

Level 6 entry - May 2024

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma in any discipline or with equivalent qualifications; and
  • English language proficiency requirement
    • Possess a diploma from a recognized institution where English is the sole medium of instruction, or
    • IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band or above; or equivalent


- Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

- Exemptions could be given to accounting diploma holders and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis


Programme Fee

Application Fee
HK$ 500
Registration Fee
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
HK$ 2,500
Total: HK$ 3,000
  4 Units (Level 6)
(Advanced Standing Entry)
6 Units (Level 5)
1st installment HK$ 32,200 HK$ 32,200
2nd installment HK$ 32,200 HK$ 32,200
3rd installment - HK$ 32,200
Total: HK$ 64,400 HK$ 96,600
Grand Total: HK$ 67,400 HK$ 99,600

Candidates who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.



Enroll to enjoy up to HK$8,000#Scholarship now.



For 6 units students: HK$8,000 Scholarship# 

For 4 units students: HK$5,000 Scholarship# 



# The scholarship will be awarded based on applicants’ successful enrolment, paid the final installment of the tuition fees and successfully completed the programme.



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Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for a full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee and registration fee) if withdrawal notice is received in writing by Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms. There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received thereafter
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of the cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation
  • In case of hardship and deferral (students are required to complete the course within the maximum length of 96 months) cases, the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited will consider the refund arrangement on an individual and case-by-case basis

Professional Recognition


  • Maximum exemptions of 9 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers
  • Graduates can also choose to further join the Conversion Programme (CP) through Kaplan Financial, which will ladder up onto CPA Australia or Qualification Programme (QP) of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).


University of Bedfordshire is an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years.

It appears in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

This year, the university has come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.

At Bedfordshire, the university has a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes more than 25,000 students from over 100 countries. It is a modern university that believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.


Why Bedfordshire?

  • TEF Silver – Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Commended by the QAA for the high quality and standards of the higher education provision (QAA 2015)
  • Top 250 University under 50 years old (THE 2020)
  • One of 21 Business Schools awarded the Bronze Award for start-up and business growth advice (Small Business Charter)
  • 8th in the UK in the University Green League (People and Planet 2019)
  • Eco Campus Platinum award (2020)
  • Continued investment in facilities for students. Most significantly the university opened a £40m STEM building at Luton campus in 2019.


Our Research

The Research Institutes work to tackle the real-world problems challenges faced by our communities providing an evidence base for changes to government legislation.

Some of recent projects include Home Office funding to undertake work on modern slavery, the policing of cyber-harassment, and research commissioned by the Children’s Society showing the impact of excluding separated migrant children from legal aid. Over the past three years the university has worked with over 1,500 organisations, including other universities, charities, Government organisations and local businesses on areas of research and knowledge exchange.

Graduate Sharing

Graduate Sharing

“I was very determined to sign up for the course since it allowed advanced standings for the modules which I learned already. I had only studied for 4 modules to complete the 1-year degree in Accounting, which is an internationally recognised course.”

Avis Tung, Assistant Accountant

"I am going through a transition in my career from the area of sales to accounting. The BA (Hons) Accounting programme provides with exemptions in the ACCA professional examination papers. It perfectly fits for my career development."

Aaron Poon, Intake 1

Programme Management

Our programmes are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programmes which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.

Conductive study environment, thoughtful programme management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Programme Management Team assigns dedicated programme manager for each programme as the bridge between students and universities.

Edmond Lau

Edmond Lau

Tax Manager,

Public Practice Accounting Firm

BA (Hons) Accounting | 2018 Graduate

Accounting knowledge helps me to make the right decisions on behalf of the company and open more doors in the commercial world. After graduated, I started running my own accounting business.

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