University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

As a Top 25 University in the UK1 and Gold-rated by the Teaching Excellence Framework2, the University of Portsmouth (UOP) has an excellent reputation for quality teaching and high levels of student satisfaction. Our variety of programmes caters to the needs of popular career fields such as Accounting, Finance, Banking, Forensic Computing and Software Engineering.

All UOP Degrees awarded by Kaplan are also accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China3.

  • Why Our Programmes?
  • University Ranking & Recognition
  • Other Information & Sources

Fast-track to Accounting Qualifications for Accounting and Financial Programme

  1. Complete the ACCA Professional papers during your studies and graduate with an Accounting Degree and ACCA-Affiliate status
  2. Get ACCA, CPA, CIMA and Singapore CA Qualification paper-exemptions after graduation4


Accreditation of Prior Learning for Accounting and Financial Programme5

  1. Students who completed ACCA Fundamental Skills papers may apply for exemptions
    for up to 6 subjects
  2. Possible completion within 12 months for part-time students

Triple Specialisation for Economics, Finance and Banking Programme6

  1. Gain a solid grounding in Finance, Banking practices and Economic policies


Practical-oriented Degrees (for Forensic Computing and Software Engineering)

  1. Curriculum with 50% hands-on learning component7
  2. Learn to apply digital forensic tools such as Forensic Toolkit (FTK Imager), The Sleuth Kit and IDA Pro disassembler8
  3. Learn popular languages and scripts such as Java, JavaScript and PHP9

 

  • University of Portsmouth is officially recognised by the UK government (UK)
  • Awarded the prestigious Gold rating for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in UK (Times Higher Education 2017)
  • All UOP Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (CSCE)
  • BSc Forensic Computing and Software Engineering programmes in UK are recognised by 8 countries and territories such as Australia, UK and USA that are signatories to the Seoul Accord10
  • Top 25 University in UK (The Guardian 2019)
  • Ranked 42nd in Economics in the (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Ranked 44th in Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Ranked 59th in Computer Science  (Complete University Guide 2019)

1 https://www.ukuni.net/uk-ranking/overall

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/teaching-excellence-framework-tef-results-2017


3 http://www.cscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab82/info15094.htm; All UOP Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (CSCSE). This is only applicable to UOP Degrees awarded through Kaplan Higher Education Academy from July 2011 and Kaplan Higher Education Institute from March 2016.

Applicable for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management
(Top-up)
 students. The professional bodies for ACCA, CPA, CIMA and Singapore CA may change the number of exemptions they award to this Degree programme at their discretion and without notice. Students will only receive formal notification of any exemptions when they register as a student member with one of the professional bodies.

Applicable for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) students who completed ACCA Fundamental Skills papers and subject to University approval. Part-time students may complete this programme in 12 months if they receive the maximum exemptions of 6 subjects.

Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Honours) in Economics, Finance and Banking (Top-up) students.

Applicable for both Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering (Top-up). These programmes are designed with approximately 50% practical and 50% theory lessons. Subject to change.

Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up) students.

9 Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering (Top-up) students.

10 Both programmes in UK are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and meet the academic requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and recognised by the Seoul Accord. The Seoul Accord is an agreement among signatories responsible for accreditation or recognition of tertiary-level computing and IT-related qualifications. Graduates of these two programmes in UK are recognised in all 8 countries and territories that are signatories of the Seoul Accord.

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Testimonials
Kenny Ong
Kenny Ong
Senior IT Officer, Research Company
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up)
"I chose University of Portsmouth (UOP) as it is one of the few universities that offers an Honours Degree in Computing and Digital Forensics in Singapore that can be completed in 18 months. This programme boosted my job confidence as I learnt b..." Read More

Kenny Ong

Senior IT Officer, Research Company

Kenny Ong

Senior IT Officer, Research Company

Programme taken: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up)

I chose University of Portsmouth (UOP) as it is one of the few universities that offers an Honours Degree in Computing and Digital Forensics in Singapore that can be completed in 18 months.

This programme boosted my job confidence as I learnt broad computing knowledge and gained deeper understanding of Digital Forensics. My study journey was also smooth as I had sufficient time to complete assignments and juggle time between my work and studies.

As I graduated from a local Polytechnic some years ago, I always felt the need to upgrade my knowledge and skills. The programme totally refreshed my understanding of the latest IT industry trends today and expanded my perspective of the Cybersecurity industry. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone looking to be a Cybersecurity professional as it validated my skills and prepared me to be more industry-ready.

Wan Wei Yew
Wan Wei Yew
Credit Controller, One˚15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"When I thought of furthering my studies, Kaplan came to mind first because of its established name for private education in Singapore and around the world. I chose this Accountancy and Financial Management Degree programme from the University o..." Read More

Wan Wei Yew

Credit Controller, One˚15 Marina Sentosa Cove

Wan Wei Yew

Credit Controller, One˚15 Marina Sentosa Cove

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)

When I thought of furthering my studies, Kaplan came to mind first because of its established name for private education in Singapore and around the world.

I chose this Accountancy and Financial Management Degree programme from the University of Portsmouth as it offers both specialisations in Accounting and Financial Management. Within 18 months, I completed the programme with First Class Honours. The Degree will open the doors for me to pursue my ACCA qualification ahead of my peers as it provides me with exemptions from ACCA Fundamental papers. As such, I can take the ACCA Professional papers directly should I choose to do so in the future.

Being part of an exclusive club’s financial team, this programme has expanded my perspective of the industry.

Daniel Lim Shao Wei
Daniel Lim Shao Wei
Accounting Officer, Korean Multinational Company
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"The programme helped a lot in enhancing my Accounting and Taxation knowledge, which I could readily apply to my profession. Upon my completion of this Degree, I have also been granted exemptions from 9 ACCA Fundamental papers. This will help me..." Read More

Daniel Lim Shao Wei

Accounting Officer, Korean Multinational Company

Daniel Lim Shao Wei

Accounting Officer, Korean Multinational Company

Programme taken: Private: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)

The programme helped a lot in enhancing my Accounting and Taxation knowledge, which I could readily apply to my profession.

Upon my completion of this Degree, I have also been granted exemptions from 9 ACCA Fundamental papers. This will help me to consider my future goals of obtaining the ACCA qualification more quickly as it is very useful for those in the Accounting field. I can then make up for ‘lost time’ during my youth when I was solely focused on developing my career.

Tay Hui Sin
Tay Hui Sin
Account Executive, Local-listed Company
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"I was looking to pursue an education that will enhance my knowledge and at the same time, open up good career opportunities as I progress in the Accounting field. The programme had a good combination of subjects that not only further deepened exis..." Read More

Tay Hui Sin

Account Executive, Local-listed Company

Tay Hui Sin

Account Executive, Local-listed Company

Programme taken: Private: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)

I was looking to pursue an education that will enhance my knowledge and at the same time, open up good career opportunities as I progress in the Accounting field. The programme had a good combination of subjects that not only further deepened existing knowledge but also cultivated effective analytical and critical thinking skills, which I felt helped my job as I could provide my management team with more relevant analysis for decision making.

I was also impressed by the professionalism and patience of the staff at Kaplan when I needed more information about the programme. The affordable programme fees, flexible payment plans and the central campus location sealed my decision to study here.

Andrea Wong
Andrea Wong
Purchasing Senior Assistant
University of Portsmouth Accounting Bachelors
"This degree course is UK-based which is appropriate in Singapore and there is conditional exemptions from ACCA. It will help me when I plan to take the ACCA professional papers after graduation. The weekend class benefits me a lot as I don't have ..." Read More

Andrea Wong

Purchasing Senior Assistant

Andrea Wong

Purchasing Senior Assistant

Programme taken: University of Portsmouth Accounting Bachelors

This degree course is UK-based which is appropriate in Singapore and there is conditional exemptions from ACCA. It will help me when I plan to take the ACCA professional papers after graduation. The weekend class benefits me a lot as I don’t have to rush to class after work and I am able to focus better during the lesson.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & Finance

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Honours) in Economics, Finance and Banking (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Information Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Law & Criminology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time