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 since 2017 (Times Higher Education)
  • University of Portsmouth Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Top 40 University in the UK for Full- Time Student Satisfaction (2020 National Student Survey)
  • 86.2% satisfaction rate amongst final year students, which is above the UK average of 82.6% (2020 National Student Survey). UOP has scored above the UK national average for 14 consecutive years.
  • Ranked 50th in UK in Economics (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Ranked 50th in UK in Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • BSc Cyber Security and Forensic Computing and Software Engineering programmes in the UK are recognised by 8 countries and territories such as Australia, the UK and the USA that are signatories to the Seoul Accord10
  • University of Portsmouth is in the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) acceptable institutions list

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

2https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/teaching-excellence-framework-tef-results-2017

3http://www.cscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab121/info15831.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.

4Applicable 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.

6Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Honours) in Economics, Finance and Banking (Top-up) students.

7Applicable 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.

8Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up) students.

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

10Both programmes in the UK are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT meet the academic requirements for the Chartered IT Professional (CITP) qualification and are 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 2 programmes pursued on-campus in UK are recognised in all 8 countries and territories that are signatories of the Seoul Accord.

  • Why Our Programmes?

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 Ranking & Recognition
  • University of Portsmouth is officially recognised by the UK government (UK)
  • Awarded the prestigious Gold rating for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in UK since 2017 (Times Higher Education)
  • University of Portsmouth Degrees awarded are accredited by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Top 40 University in the UK for Full- Time Student Satisfaction (2020 National Student Survey)
  • 86.2% satisfaction rate amongst final year students, which is above the UK average of 82.6% (2020 National Student Survey). UOP has scored above the UK national average for 14 consecutive years.
  • Ranked 50th in UK in Economics (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Ranked 50th in UK in Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • BSc Cyber Security and Forensic Computing and Software Engineering programmes in the UK are recognised by 8 countries and territories such as Australia, the UK and the USA that are signatories to the Seoul Accord10
  • University of Portsmouth is in the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) acceptable institutions list
  • Other Information & Sources

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

2https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/teaching-excellence-framework-tef-results-2017

3http://www.cscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab121/info15831.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.

4Applicable 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.

6Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Honours) in Economics, Finance and Banking (Top-up) students.

7Applicable 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.

8Applicable for Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up) students.

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

10Both programmes in the UK are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT meet the academic requirements for the Chartered IT Professional (CITP) qualification and are 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 2 programmes pursued on-campus in UK are recognised in all 8 countries and territories that are signatories of the Seoul Accord.

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Testimonials
Per Hian Chor Marcus
Per Hian Chor Marcus
Senior Accounts Executive, TOUCH Community Services Limited
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"University of Portsmouth, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020) I took up a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management Degree with the University of Portsmouth as I felt it was a programme that would be rele..." Read More

Per Hian Chor Marcus

Senior Accounts Executive, TOUCH Community Services Limited

Per Hian Chor Marcus

Senior Accounts Executive, TOUCH Community Services Limited

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

University of Portsmouth, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)

I took up a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management Degree with the University of Portsmouth as I felt it was a programme that would be relevant to my career objectives. This programme also gave me exemptions for certain ACCA examination papers. I would recommend studying with UOP for these reasons mentioned.

The programme structure was manageable overall. The lecturers were very professional and they willingly shared their experiences with the students, which made the learning more meaningful.

Studying for this Degree has made me realise that I am never too old to study and that I should never give up. As a father of two teenage boys, I hope to inspire them to do their best in their endeavours having seen my tenacity and perseverance in completing this programme while working full time. My determination, hard work and firm belief in myself enabled me to complete this programme.

On the whole, this programme has enhanced my critical thinking and research skills. I am confident with the knowledge and skills I have acquired that I can be an added value to my company.

Kenneth Lim Kian Soon
Kenneth Lim Kian Soon
Account Executive, OOm Pte Ltd
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"University of Portsmouth, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020) As I am interested in Accounting, I chose to study a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) Degree with the University of Portsmou..." Read More

Kenneth Lim Kian Soon

Account Executive, OOm Pte Ltd

Kenneth Lim Kian Soon

Account Executive, OOm Pte Ltd

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

University of Portsmouth, 1st Class Honours Graduate (2020)

As I am interested in Accounting, I chose to study a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) Degree with the University of Portsmouth. I decided on this University as it offered exemptions for the ACCA Fundamentals-level papers, which I could leverage on in the near future.

This programme has enabled me to become more disciplined through studying for the syllabus and working on my assignments. Through doing so, I have learnt to keep a step ahead of the tasks required of me. As an Account Executive who is currently managing multiple accounts at once to ensure all my clients are up-to-date with their campaigns, I am now able to provide better customer service and enhance the company’s reputation.

Overall, I would recommend the University of Portsmouth as I was able to complete the programme in only 12 months*, which allows students to enter the workforce earlier and gain more experience comparatively.

*Students who have completed selected ACCA Fundamental Skills papers may apply for exemptions for up to 6 modules when they enrol for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up). Only part-time students who receive exemption for all 6 modules may complete the programme within a duration of 12 months.

Eugene Seow Zhi Shen
Eugene Seow Zhi Shen
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up)
"University of Portsmouth Student (2020) As an A-level student, one of my favourite subjects was Economics, which introduced me to the business world. This eventually ignited my interest in Accounting and Finance, and I decided ..." Read More

Eugene Seow Zhi Shen

Eugene Seow Zhi Shen

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

University of Portsmouth Student (2020)

As an A-level student, one of my favourite subjects was Economics, which introduced me to the business world. This eventually ignited my interest in Accounting and Finance, and I decided to pursue my newfound passion.

I began with a Kaplan Diploma in Accountancy which I am grateful for its excellent quality. In view of my academic efforts, I was awarded a scholarship by Kaplan which enabled me to progress to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-up) Degree programme with the University of Portsmouth (UOP).

I chose UOP as it was awarded the Gold rating within the Teaching Excellence Framework. I also felt that the units were relevant and enabled students to prepare well for careers in accounting and finance.

The University provides plenty of online resources, including extra practice materials. Students can conduct further research by visiting the University online library, which is highly accessible. The pace of learning allows students to focus and absorb as much knowledge as possible.

My experiences with the lecturers have been very positive. They are caring and dedicated and they take the effort to ensure I understand the subject matter while making lessons well-structured yet fun and engaging. I am grateful to Kaplan for hiring such outstanding lecturers. Through furthering my studies, I aspire to grow as an individual and learn valuable life lessons.

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

Information Technology

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