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- A Direct Honours Bachelor’s Degree programme
- Choice from a wide range of specialised pathways: Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Computer Science, Psychology, and Sports and Exercise Science
- Complete in 18 months1
- Open to all Polytechnic and Private Diploma graduates1
- Double specialisation to give you a headstart in the competitive job market
- Learn from industry practitioners
Accounting and Finance
1 Subject to meeting University’s entry requirements and approval
2 Collaboration between Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) and SportSG and Singapore Sport Institute, only applies to part-time students
Discipline Accreditations, Recognition and Memberships
Accounting and Finance
- Ranked 46th for Accounting and Finance in the UK (The Complete University Guide – Accounting and Finance League Table 2023)
- Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)1
Receive exemptions for 9 exams (3 Applied Knowledge and 6 Applied Skills exams)
- Accredited by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)1
Receive exemptions2 for up to 5 modules with the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification (SCAQ) Foundation Programme
- Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW)1
Receive exemption for up to 5 modules for the ICAEW qualification
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)1
Receive exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited Degree Accelerated route
Banking and Finance
1Exemptions granted will be subject to accrediting professional bodies’ sole discretion at any time.
2Foundation Programme Module Exemption Fees are waived for Candidates with Accredited Degrees.
3Collaboration between Kaplan Higher Education Institute (KHEI) and SportSG and Singapore Sport Institute, only applies to part-time students
Accreditations remain subject to accreditation providers. Kaplan Higher Education Academy and Kaplan Higher Education Institute are not responsible for any changes in accreditation requirements or loss of accreditation status not attributable to Kaplan Higher Education Academy or Kaplan Higher Education Institute.
Industry: University of Essex Student (2021)
Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science (Top-up)
Previously, I was a national netball player who represented Singapore in two SEA Games, winning gold and silver; four Asian Netball Championships, winning two golds and one silver; one Netball World Cup and eight Nations Cup events.
My love for the sport has turned into my long-term ambition to teach at a local or international school.
In order to achieve this goal, I chose to pursue a Degree in Sports and Exercise Science with the University of Essex to enhance my skills, knowledge and competency as an educator. As a former full-time national netball player with Netball Singapore from 2010 until I retired in 2020, I also wanted to gain a deeper understanding about other sports.
The schedule at the University of Essex is great for the people who work, and the online learning class experience is good as it helps me save time travelling from work to school. The teaching is carried out step-by-step and a summary video is available for us to review after class.
I believe attaining this Degree will provide me with more options for my future career in sports performance.