Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement Year at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement Year

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If you’ve a head for numbers and are looking for a rewarding career, an Accounting and Finance degree could be your way forward. At Salford Business School, we’ll help you develop the essential skills and knowledge for a high level career in accountancy, finance, banking and insurance as well as general management positions. You will study at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre. Our teaching is practical and career-focused, with input from our industry partners. This means you build the expertise that employers look for in areas including financial analysis, budgeting and risk management. You’ll look at accounting and finance within the wider context of business and management. And we’ll also work with you to develop your soft skills including teamwork, communication and problem solving. You’ll work with key industry standard tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Minitab, and also look ahead to the technologies – such as automation and artificial intelligence – that will affect the work of accountants in the future. Optional modules in your final year mean you can focus your career direction before graduation. The University programme is accredited by major industry bodies including the ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAEW, so you know that what you learn is aligned with industry standards. If you choose to study accredited modules, you can benefit from exemptions from a number of professional body examinations on successful completion of the course, including 9 ACCA exams, 8 CIMA exams, 5 CIPFA exams and 6 ICAEW exams. Our students move on to career success too. 96% of our Accounting and Finance graduates were in work or further study according to Graduate Outcomes survey, 2017-18 graduates. All our undergraduate accounting courses are available with: • Placement Year - on the placement year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. • Study Abroad – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year • Foundation Year – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level. Find out more at Our commitment to our students Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. How will we - together - achieve this? Find out more at


Year 1: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Contemporary Practices in Accounting and Finance; Digital and Quantitative Skills; Fundamentals of Management Accounting; Business Economics; Governance, Ethics and the Legal and Regulatory Environment. Year two (General Pathway): FinTech, Financial Services and Markets; Professional Development in Accounting and Finance; Equity, Analysis and Trading; Sustainability in Accounting and Finance; Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance; Managing Risk and Financial Performance. Year two (Professional Accounting Pathway): FinTech, Financial Services and Markets; Professional Development in Accounting and Finance; Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting; Intermediate Management Accounting; Financial Management; Introduction to Personal Tax and Audit. Optional year: Professional Placement. Year three (General Pathway): Career Development and Reflective Practice; Environmental Accounting; Disruptive Technology in Accounting and Finance; Accounting Fraud and Financial Crime; Business Integration Project; Strategic Management in Accounting and Finance. Year three (Professional Accounting Pathway): Career Development and Reflective Practice; Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting; Advanced Financial Management; Business Taxation; Advanced Management Accounting; Advanced Audit and Assurance.

Assessment method

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams will only be used when it is a requirement for professional accreditation.

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  • Year 1

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Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement Year at University of Salford - UCAS