BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance scored 93% overall satisfaction and ranked in the top 20 in the UK. (NSS 2020) Are you interested in joining the fast-paced world of international finance? Whether you dream of becoming an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor, this full-time degree will help equip you with the skills you’ll need to get your career off to a great start. Taught by professionally qualified staff, including an international expert on Marx’s value theory, you will develop a strong understanding of the industry, and get opportunities to pursue valuable work experience in the real world. You can engage with specific areas of finance that interest you, and explore both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy. Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with students from a wide range of different backgrounds, you’ll explore new points of view on contemporary discussions and debates, and get a feel for the international workplace. The curriculum itself is based around practical advice and real life examples of working in the industry –helping prepare you for your future career, and keeping you up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry. And you will also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long full-time work placement between the second and third years of your degree – getting first-hand experience in the world of work. The optional one year, full-time work placement between years two and three will help you to relate your studies to the workplace and extend your network of contacts. What does this course lead to? Our graduates go on to become accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers, business advisers and entrepreneurs. Recent graduates have found roles at Deloitte, Smith and Williamson, Estee Lauder and John Lewis, among others. Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone who is hoping to pursue a career as an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor. Applicants need to have good numeracy, written and oral communication skills.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Positive Psychology for Success Data Analysis, Tools and Application Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills Accounting Skills Introduction to Financial Reporting Introduction to Management Accounting YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Financial Reporting Financial Management Taxation Principles Management Accounting The UK Financial System YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Audit Principles Capital Market Trading YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES The International Financial System Advanced Management Accounting Corporate Financial Management Advanced Financial Reporting YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) International Financial Reporting and Analysis Current Audit Issues Taxation Practice Ecological Economies
Most accounting modules are assessed through 50% coursework and 50% exams. Coursework assessments include written assessments, online testing, debate, oral presentations, poster presentation, and production of a video training package.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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