University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year)

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Course summary

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This course is accredited by a number of professional accounting and finance bodies. You have access to our virtual trading floor, where you make use of real-world Bloomberg data, information and analytics to practise trading stocks and securities in the type of environment found in City finance firms. You study a wide range of topics and develop your quantitative skills, giving you the flexibility to pursue a career in finance, accounting or business management after graduation. You explore areas such as: the preparation of financial statements and budgets; accounting standards and corporate governance; financial theory; portfolio management; options and futures markets and risk management. These are evidenced on your degree transcript, to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market. You have the opportunity to undertake a work placement year in your third year. This course includes an introductory first year to familiarise you with wider business topics, such as management, marketing and economics. You are taught at Essex Business School, the largest department at the University of Essex. Our finance group is one of the largest and most respected in the country. We not only teach you how financial information underpins leadership, strategy and planning, but how financial decisions can impact society and the economy. We develop your understanding of governance and ethics, so you can take actions for the good of businesses and society. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Course details

Modules

You can tailor your learning experience to your future career with a choice of optional modules. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N422
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).


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
EU £17700 Year 1
International £17700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2021-22 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS