Accounting and Finance

University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Gain a solid grounding in core management areas. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in accounting, finance or business. Study one of the UK's top-ranked Accounting and Finance courses. Year 1 covers the fundamentals of economics, finance and accounting. These core principles will provide context for the rest of your course. From Year 2 onwards you’ll specialise in accounting and finance, with a range of compulsory and optional units. Compulsory units will equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills you’ll need for a financial career. Final year units focus on advanced level accounting and finance. After your first year, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest like entrepreneurship, investment banking or leadership. In your final year, you can apply for our International Academic Exchange programme. You'll gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools. Professional Development Programme Prepare for the career you want with our Professional Development Programme (PDP). PDP includes training and workshops to improve your skills in areas like: writing CVs and applications job interviews aptitude tests If your course includes a placement, PDP will help you find a relevant role and make the most of your time there. For three year (non-placement) courses, PDP is only available in Year 1. Professional recognition/accreditation: Graduates will be able to apply for professional qualification exemptions from the following bodies: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course details

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNN34
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Compulsory A level subjects: AAA including A in Mathematics. Desirable A level subjects: Preference for a combination of subjects which show breadth of study including both mathematics/sciences and essay-based subjects. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application: A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Alternative A level offer: AAB including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate; grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD Typical Offer: D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Business, Engineering or Science in combination with A level Mathematics. If you are applying with a BTEC in Engineering or Science, we would expect to see evidence of strong essay-based skills in other areas, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 3 credits Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units. As our Accounting and Finance course has a strong mathematical component, you will need to be studying Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits. For other suitable units, please refer to the A level section for details of preferred subject combinations.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer: AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Typical offer: D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics. Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 including grade D3 in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate; grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

GCSE requirements: GCSE English grade B or 6. For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on 2017 fees visit our web pages:
Accounting and Finance at University of Bath - UCAS