Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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Course summary

  • Learn the numerical, decision making and communication skills needed to succeed.
  • Improve employability through an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Work on case studies and apply your learning to real-world situations.
  • Complete a final year consultancy project — finding practical solutions to real-world client issues.
  • Choose to study a language as part of your second year.
On this course, you'll gain an understanding of accounting and finance within the business environment, and develop the skills you need for a dynamic career. The course is designed in consultation with the main professional accounting bodies, and successful completion will gain you exemption from a significant number of the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW accounting examinations. How you learn Many of our teaching staff have worked in practice, industry, and commerce; in accounting, banking, stockbroking and general management. This gives them unique experience and insights they can feed into their teaching. Throughout the course you are provided with real-life context to the topics you cover and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done through case studies, real-life examples and scenarios which engage you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and develop key skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation, and time management. Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and final years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career and enables you to build an eye catching CV. We have strong relationships with regional, national and international employers and a team of specialist staff to support and encourage you in the placement application process. We help you secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Previous students have benefitted hugely from placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capital, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Metropolitan Police, Morrisons, Nestle, Royal Mail and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. You could also go on a funded work placement abroad, and apply to study a non-credit-bearing language module through the University Language Scheme. Networking opportunities We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals housed in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to global financial professionals and you have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology. Plus you can access information from the Financial Times for free at FT.com to ensure you're up-to-date with the latest developments in finance, economics, politics, business and management. We also organise guest speakers from accountancy practices, recruitment firms and professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, and ICAEW.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules Business Economics (Finance) 20 Developing Professional And Academic Skills 20 Financial Accounting 20 Financial Analysis For Business 20 Law, Corporate Governance And Ethics 20 Management Accounting 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Professional Skills 20 Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 Financial Management 20 Financial Risk Management 20 Management Accounting Applications 20 Elective modules Data And Business Decisions 20 Foreign Language 20 Leading Innovative Organisations 20 Organisational Management 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Consultancy Project 20 Corporate Finance 20 Corporate Reporting 20 Strategic Management Accounting 20 Elective modules Advanced Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 Audit And Assurance 20 Big Data In Finance 20 Enterprise Management 20 Forensic And Fraud Examination 20 Mergers And Acquisitions 20 Principles Of Taxation 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Certified Practising Accountants - Australia
  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N4N3
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-finance/full-time/2021


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Accounting and Finance at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS