Accounting with Finance at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Modern accountancy isn't all about number crunching and spreadsheets. As an accountant you need to be able to understand, visualise and present financial data to ensure businesses make the right decisions. You'll be at the heart of the business, analysing performance and informing strategy. This degree focuses on modern accountancy skills as well as general business. You'll learn to inform and persuade using numbers. You'll work in small groups that replicate the workplace, with a focus on teamwork, real world case studies and developing strategy from financial data. From your second year you'll be able to tailor your learning to your area of specialist interest, choosing your modules to focus on:

  • professional modules: take the fastest route to becoming an ACCA chartered accountant
  • finance modules: your best preparation route for working in banking or investment management
  • analytics modules: combine accounting with data analysis, including data cleaning, visualisation and modelling
The course is accredited by 4 key accounting bodies (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA), so whichever route you take you'll have lots of exemptions from professional exams. Course highlights
  • Be taught by professionally qualified accountants who have industry experience with companies such as KPMG, Deloitte and HSBC
  • Get on the fast track to becoming a chartered accountant through our accredited exemptions from professional exams
  • Be employment-ready by using industry-standard software and databases such as Oracle, SAP, Sage and S&P Capital IQ
  • Choose options in business analytics to develop the skills that modern accounting needs
  • Benefit from the opportunity to gain additional certifications, for example the ACCA Data Analytics Certificate
  • Gain a Bloomberg Certificate in our dedicated Bloomberg Suite
  • Apply your learning by helping student entrepreneurs and local charities such as Age Concern and The Rowans Hospice with their finances
Accredited and recognised by This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This means you receive exemptions from ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW professional examinations. This course offers the maximum number of exemptions for ACCA and CIMA.. Careers and opportunities Our graduates go on to work in accounting practice, the finance departments of large corporations, and the finance sector. Previous graduates of this course have got jobs at companies such as:
  • Deloitte
  • PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Menzies LLP
  • HWB Accountants
  • EY Global (Ernst & Young)
  • JPP Financial
  • Barclays
  • Lockheed Martin UK
  • Lloyds Register
  • J P Morgan
Graduates of this course have secured jobs as:
  • accountant
  • auditor
  • finance analyst
  • financial consultant
  • investment broker
  • tax analyst
(Data taken from HESA Graduate Outcome surveys) If you decide at the end of your studies that you don't want to qualify as an accountant there are many other options open to you. The data analysis skills and problem-solving skills you'll develop on this course will open many other doors. You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level, or set up your own business with help and support from the University.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Economics (20 credits)
  • Essentials of Financial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Data Analytics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance for Accountants (20 credits)
  • Organisations and Accounting (20 credits)
  • Toolbox for Accounting Professionals (20 credits)
There are no optional units in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting (20 credits)
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Accounting Packages and Systems (20 credits)
  • Business Analytics (20 credits)
  • Business Law (20 credits)
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets (20 credits)
  • Investment Analysis (20 credits)
  • Managerial and Decision Economics (20 credits)
  • Study Abroad 120 Credits (Year Long) (120 credits)
  • Taxation (20 credits)
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Advanced Global Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (20 credits)
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Advanced Business Analytics (20 credits)
  • Auditing (20 credits)
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Economics and Finance of Sport (20 credits)
  • Financial Investment Project (20 credits)
  • Independent Study Project (20 credits)
  • Professional Accounting Practice (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year after your 2nd or 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • examinations
  • presentations
  • self-led project or dissertation
  • group work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 47% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 48% by coursework

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Institute of
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N4N3
Institution code:
P80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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
International £17200 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees

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Accounting with Finance at University of Portsmouth - UCAS