Accounting and Business - Flying Start Degree Programme at University of Reading - UCAS

Accounting and Business - Flying Start Degree Programme

University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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If you want to become a Chartered Accountant in the UK, study with us on our fast-track degree route. Our Henley Business School ranks 15th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide, 2018) and 14th in the UK for graduate career prospects (Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2018). Developed in partnership with PwC and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), you will gain a strong academic and professional foundation in business and accountancy as well as complete a significant proportion of the work experience and technical study requirements needed to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. During the first year of the degree, you will study modules on accounting, business and finance, law and marketing enabling you to build your subject and technical knowledge. Work placements will take place in the second, third and fourth year and for each placement you can expect to earn a competitive salary, offsetting a significant proportion of your tuition fees or living costs. The placements in the second and third year will run for around 12-16 weeks and the fourth year placement around 16-20 weeks. The application process for this degree includes an assessment day run together with PwC. This involves a group exercise and an individual interview with Henley Business School staff and the PwC team. Careers As a graduate from this degree you will be approximately one year away from achieving full ACA Chartered Accountant status – putting you ahead of other graduates entering the accounting profession. Graduates who successfully complete the degree can also receive an offer of employment from PwC; there is however no obligation for you to work for them. Henley Business School has a dedicated careers team to ensure their students have the best chance of securing their dream job on graduating, and received the joint sixth-highest score for graduate prospects in Business, Management & Marketing[1]. As a graduate of Henley Business School you will join our global alumni network, home to more than 70,000 graduates in more than 150 countries. [1] 'Career after 6 months' score, Guardian University Guide, 2018.

Course details

Modules

Sample modules may include:

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Assurance, governance and ethics
  • Tax compliance
  • Business strategy
  • Paid work placement with PwC
Check out our website for more details of the course structure.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNN41
Institution code R12
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits M: 12 credits
Scottish Higher AAABB
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a BTEC National Diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths B (or 6), English Language or English Literature B (or 6)/SL4. GCSE Statistics or Physics A (7) is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths. GCSE History or Geography at B (6) can replace B in English.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD The Cambridge Technical Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma DDD The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate DDD The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

Contextual offers for this programme are typically one grade beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. ABB

Additional entry requirements

Other

Shortlisted students applying for BA Accounting and Business will be asked to submit a supplementary application form and may be invited to attend an assessment centre run in conjunction with PwC.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or 193 overall.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or 200 overall.
PTE Academic64We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


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
International £18300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Business - Flying Start Degree Programme at University of Reading - UCAS