University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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Accountants are best known for validating company accounts – or auditing – but they also devise and operate financial systems, conduct investment analysis, advise on business matters, and handle individuals’ and corporations’ tax affairs. Our Accounting & Finance degree responds to the needs of the profession and is accredited by the UK’s accountancy bodies. Studying Accounting and Finance at Kent you learn from our academic experts core accounting and finance theory, and gain an understanding of the role of accounting and finance in business and society. You will explore core subjects such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Strategic Management and have the opportunity to tailor your course to specialist areas including taxation, auditing, international investment, and banking. The programme is accredited by five international professional accounting bodies: • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) • CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) • CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant) On successful completion of your degree, should you decide to qualify as an accountant, you will be eligible for exemptions from some of the professional examinations. You’ll gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises including access to our Bloomberg Suite, supervised by academic and industry experts. Becoming familiar with the technology used in the financial workplace can be an advantage in a competitive job market. You will also have an opportunity to gain entrepreneurial and life skills that enable you to accelerate your innovative thinking into practice. Course Details Stage 1 Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of accounting and finance practices and their related functions, such as economics, law and management, and contexts, such as local, regional and global developments. Stage 2 Your second year is a compulsory, more-specialised year, allowing you to develop your critical thinking of accounting and finance with greater emphasis on the key concepts and theories to develop intellectual agility and provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice. Stage 3 Your final year allows you to develop your specialist knowledge with a range of optional modules covering topics such as taxation, auditing, advanced financial accounting and advanced management accounting. You also have the opportunity to study modules from our wider KBS portfolio of business-related topics. This allows you to tailor your degree to your future career and lifelong learning requirements.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N400
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
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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
EU £12600 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2021/22 for international students are £20,500 for laboratory programmes and £16,800 for non-laboratory programmes
Accounting and Finance at University of Kent - UCAS