Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting & Finance with Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston is one of just a few UK universities with a real-time Bloomberg trading room. – Kingston Business School has received a Business Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This award is earned by just five per cent of the world’s business schools and recognises the high quality and standards of our teaching. – You’ll have the opportunity to get exemptions (credits for prior learning) from exams that lead to professional qualifications. About this course

  • This course will allow you to plan and manage financial resources, summarise and analyse financial transactions, and make informed financial decisions.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain certifications, for example, Bloomberg, and take part in activities to boost your CV. We embed employability activities into the curriculum and you’ll be supported by our careers team to help prepare you for an internship or graduate job.
  • The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). It offers partial exemptions from their professional exams. Kingston University is also an ICAEW Higher Education Partner in Learning.
Sandwich Year This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a business setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 1 Core -Management Accounting

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Information Analysis
  • The Accountant`s Business Environment
Year 2 Core
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Finance
Year 2 Optional (Choose 1)
  • Auditing
  • Entrepreneurship
-Financial Investments -Law for Accountants -Money, Banking and Financial Markets -Data Analytics for Business -Business Decision Modelling -Developing Web Applications for Business -Rapid App Development for Business -Global Operations Management Final Year Core
  • Theory and Practice of Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
Year 3 (optional): -Auditing -Theory and Practice of Taxation -Innovation -Financial Investments -Law for Accountants -Money, Banking and Financial Markets -Data Analytics for Business -Business Decision Modelling -Developing Web Applications for Business -Rapid App Development for Business For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage

Assessment method

Year 1 - Coursework - 48%, Practical - 0%, Exam - 52% Year 2 - Coursework - 27%, Practical - 3%, Exam - 70% Year 1 - Coursework - 30%, Practical - 3%, Exam - 67%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

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Accounting & Finance with Professional Placement Year at Kingston University - UCAS