Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting

Course options

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Course summary

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning. Why study BA (Hons) Accounting at BU?

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the sector in your first year with the flexibility to transfer to a different specialism within accounting and finance at the end of the year
  • Meet industry-leading practitioners and professionals through guest lectures, seminars and assessment activities
  • Compete in the IBM Challenge through a series of simulated business exercises, allowing you to develop your employability and meet potential employers
  • Study abroad at one of our international partner institutions in Australia, Canada or Europe
  • Gain industry experience and enhance your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement which can be completed anywhere in the world
  • 90% of our graduates are working or studying fifteen months after graduating (National Student Survey 2019/20).

Course details

Modules

This course will give you specialist knowledge of accounting, as well as professional, intellectual, and interpersonal skills sought by employers. You will gain expertise in areas of business tax and auditing, financial reporting, and corporate finance. Some modules include: Law for Accounting & Finance | Economics for Accounting & Finance | Introduction to Accounting | Quantitative Analysis | Introduction to Financial Markets | Business Context | Management Accounting.

Professional bodies

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

  • AACSB International
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
63%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £15250 Year 1
International £15250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Accounting at Bournemouth University - UCAS