Accounting & Finance at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Develop a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting to meet the needs of a globalised profession in the 21st century
  • Apply your advanced knowledge to real business scenarios
  • Gain practical skills and key contacts during an optional short-term work placement while still graduating within three years
  • Receive exemptions from selected professional examinations of the main accounting institutes, depending on the choice of modules studied
  • Accounting and Finance achieved 92% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2021-22 National Student Survey
Accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Accountants are indispensable to every business; without them, a company would not know whether it was making a profit or a loss. But there’s so much more to modern accountancy than just balancing the books. Accountants are also seen as business advisers, providing strategic financial guidance to senior executives. Our Accounting and Finance course provides an excellent path to many varied professional careers in areas such as banking, insurance, financial services, general management and the not-for-profit sector. This hugely rewarding and highly useful programme develops your technical knowledge and professional skills and has been designed to give you a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting. You learn how to produce accounting information and deploy strategic advice. Learning and teaching takes place in small class sizes to prepare you to work in management teams, and modules focus on applying theory to real business scenarios. In Year 1, you are introduced to mandatory modules in financial accounting, finance, and management accounting. In addition, you gain a thorough understanding of the business environment and personal income tax computations. In Years 2 and 3, you focus on more specialised study. You develop transferable skills in international financial reporting, business law, ethics and governance, research methods and data analysis in Year 2. You then choose from a range of optional modules in Year 3 that focus on advanced financial accounting, strategic performance management, investments, financial risk management, or disruptive change in accounting and finance. You are taught by academics with professional experience as accountants, who support your personal development and help kick-start rewarding and fulfilling careers in multiple fields. Throughout the course, you develop a range of transferable abilities and professional practice skills highly prized by employers. These include critical evaluation, self-direction and problem-solving, as well as a sound grasp of analysis, presentations and negotiation techniques. Three or six-month work placements can be taken during the course. A number of our graduates take up well-paid trainee positions with large accounting firms such as Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Others enter a wide range of business careers. Alternatively, you could study for an extra year and graduate with a masters degree in International Financial Management.

Modules

For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Principles for Responsible Management Education

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NN34
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Accounting & Finance at University of Winchester - UCAS