University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop in-depth knowledge of accounting and finance theory and learn to apply it in practice. Graduate prepared for a career in either field. Receive a theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. You’ll learn to analyse accounting information and financial decisions, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you will graduate prepared for a finance or accounting career. You'll work with and learn from industry experts. This makes sure you'll explore the most topical issues in finance practice. You'll also develop technical skills employers look for like:

  • programming
  • financial modelling
  • applications of FinTech
You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options for the summer term:
  • do a dissertation (either an academic research project or an applied research project)
  • do an internship
Internships are not guaranteed. Places are competitive and we advertise opportunities to students. Key benefits
  • Get an advantage in the job market by developing the skills employers want
  • Learn the key contemporary issues in finance practice
  • Make the course your own. Customise the degree to suit your strengths and ambitions by choosing two optional units from a range of topics.
  • Apply academic theory to a practical issue with an optional dissertation alternative. You'll get valuable experience working on a real-life problem.
  • Share your knowledge and experiences with students from all our finance courses. You'll gain global insight working with students from all over the world.
Highly-ranked We’re ranked Top 5 in the UK for our BSc in Accounting and Finance in the Guardian University Guide 2022. We give you the edge We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Graduate career data 100% of our 2021 graduates were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree. Building for the future Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork. Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.  Studying a Finance-related course gives you access to a range of financial databases and terminals like Bloomberg, Refinitiv Workspace (for Datastream/Eikon and Thomson One), Morningstar Direct, Wharton Research Data Services, Mergent and FAME.

Course details

Assessment method

Learning You will experience a variety of teaching methods including: -group coursework -computer seminars -case studies -interactive lectures Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union. Assessment

  • Coursework
- Written examination


Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content. Such subjects include engineering, mathematics, economics and physics. We may consider other subjects if they have enough quantitative content.If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/
Accounting and Finance at University of Bath - UCAS