Accounting with International Finance (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Course summary

Develop the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and control business finances as you gain an understanding of financial markets and institutions on this one-year top up course. Stand out in the job market with this BSc (Hons) Accounting with International Finance degree, and graduate with the tools and experience to become an effective finance professional with a knowledge of accounting and finance. You'll learn to understand, visualise and present financial data to ensure businesses make the right decisions. You’ll use appropriate frameworks to analyse both business and corporate information, and explore how to use models and concepts to develop operational and strategic solutions. Throughout the course you'll apply your learning to real world scenarios and get practical experience with industry standard applications such as Bloomberg software, with the option to earn industry-recognised certificates in both. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), so you'll even have exam exemptions if you choose to join the CIMA after your course. Course highlights

  • Complete the industry recognised Bloomberg certificate in our Bloomberg suite
  • Receive CIMA exam exemptions after you graduate
  • Apply your learning to realistic business issues
  • Network with industry professionals at University-organised presentations and networking events
  • Learn from lecturers with experience working with world-renowned companies as well as local, national and international business and government organisations
Accreditation This course is accredited by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). As a result, students are exempt from the CIMA BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4 exams. Careers and opportunities This BSc (Hons) Accounting and International Finance (Top-up) degree prepares you for a range of careers across the accounting and finance industries, whether you want to become a qualified accountant or general business professional. You'll graduate with the theoretical understanding and practical skills to have a tangible impact when you enter the workforce. Depending on the modules you choose to study you may also hold CIMA exam exemptions and a Bloomberg Certificate. Graduates from our accounting courses have worked across a wide range business sectors including national and local government, technology, media and entertainment, and retail. Previous graduates of our accounting and finance courses have secured jobs at companies such as:
  • Deloitte
  • PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Menzies LLP
  • HWB Accountants
  • EY Global (Ernst & Young)
  • JPP Financial
  • Barclays
  • Lockheed Martin UK
  • Lloyds Register
  • J P Morgan
  • Grant Thornton
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
Graduates of our accounting and finance courses have secured jobs as:
  • accountant
  • auditor
  • finance analyst
  • financial consultant
  • investment broker
  • control analyst
  • financial reporting analyst
  • tax analyst
(Data taken from HESA Graduate Outcome surveys) Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.


Core modules:

  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Investment Project (20 credits)
  • Independent Study Project (20 credits)
  • International Financial Management (20 credits)
  • International Financial Reporting (20 credits)
  • Strategic Managerial Accounting (20 credits)
Additional modules: Beyond the core syllabus you'll access significant support and opportunities. All students are enrolled on our Advanced Study Skills module to support your transition through higher education. You'll also have the opportunity to take modules such as Bloomberg, where you'll take the Bloomberg Certificate.

Assessment method

Assessment methods on this course are likely to include:

  • written reports
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios
  • examinations
  • written projects
You'll have opportunities to receive feedback on your draft assignments throughout your studies. As with all accounting courses, accreditation requirements mean that you will be assessed by a number of exams, but your assessment will depend on which modules you take.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options. Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. Applicants require relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, or a foundation degree at Level 5, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,000. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Accounting with International Finance (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS