Our BSc Accountancy Flying Start degree is an innovative course aimed at students who want to become ICAEW Chartered Accountants. This four-year programme is sponsored by PwC and overseen by the ICAEW. You will spend three to four months on paid work placement at PwC in your second, third and fourth years, assisting on real client work. You'll be supported by a network of staff from both the Business School and PwC. You will get a solid grounding in fundamental disciplines including business finance, financial and management accounting, and business law. In addition, many of the modules you will study carry accreditation towards the ACA accountancy qualification. You can also follow your interests and career aspirations by selecting from optional modules alongside your core subjects. You could choose from areas such as entrepreneurship, risk management and corporate governance. You will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need as you start your career, with many of our students offered positions with PwC after they graduate.
Your first year will cover financial and management accounting, assurance, business finance principles of taxation, business law, economic principles, quantitative methods and computers in business. You will also find out where you will be placed with PwC in year two onwards. After a study block in early September on audit and assurance, you will spend September to December on placement with PwC. You will assist on real client work, applying the knowledge you have learnt earlier in the course. Returning to your studies in January, you will take modules on tax compliance, financial accounting and reporting, and corporate finance. You will start year three by undertaking another block of study in early September on financial accounting and reporting. Following this, you will spend September to December on placement, where you will take on more complex work before returning to your studies in January. Starting your final year in late September, you will study contemporary issues in accounting, also choosing from a range of optional modules. Your studies at the university will conclude in early February and you will then undertake the Professional Practice module during your final placement, ending in May. After the course, if you have performed strongly, you could be offered a full-time role at PwC.
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:
- Year 1
GCSE requirements Home students: English Language or Literature grade 5 (alphabetic grade B), Mathematics grade 6 (alphabetic grade B) EU/International students: Mathematics grade 6 (alphabetic grade B), IELTS 7 overall, minimum 6.0 in any element or equivalent. Contact institution for more information.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants with a Criminal Record will be made an alternative offer for our BSc Finance, Accounting and Management Course
Selected applicants will be invited to an assessment day which includes a group exercise and an individual interview before a decision is made on an offer.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.