University of Kent has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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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.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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Fees and funding
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