University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) (with a placement year)

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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (with placement year) prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:

  • Capital Markets, Investment and Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Company Law and Administration
The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations. You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector. You’ll learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector. A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation. Professional accreditation We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". Many of our Accounting and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as:
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CPA Australia
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations. Placement This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year. Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand how business and management concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad. We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced and ready to implement their focused plan for the future. The School of Management has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including: -IBM -Vauxhall -NHS -GE Money -Arris (formerly PACE) -Enterprise Rent A Car -Cummins -Peugeot Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.

Course details

Modules

Year one - Business Economics (core) Introduction to Accounting (core) Introduction to Finance (core) Quantitative Methods in Information Management (core) Student Self-Development (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (option) People, Work and Organisations (option) Year two - Business Law (core) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (core) Company Law and Administration (core) Economics of Industry (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Financial Accounting (core) Financial Management (core) Management Accounting (core) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Employee Relations (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Research (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) The Transformation of Work (option). Year four – Auditing (core) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (core) Corporate Reporting (core) International Accounting (core) International Finance (core) Taxation (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) Global Business Environment (option) Human Resource Development (option) Human Resource Management (option) International and Comparative Employment Relations (option) International Business Strategy (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Organisational Change (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

Professional bodies

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

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • International Accountants, Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N421
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


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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
EU £17740 Year 1
International £17740 Year 1

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Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS