Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Accountancy and Finance with Placement

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Course summary

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BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance scored 93% overall satisfaction and ranked in the top 20 in the UK. (NSS 2020) Are you interested in joining the fast-paced world of international finance? Whether you dream of becoming an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor, this full-time degree will help equip you with the skills you’ll need to get your career off to a great start. Taught by professionally qualified staff, including an international expert on Marx’s value theory, you will develop a strong understanding of the industry, and get opportunities to pursue valuable work experience in the real world. You can engage with specific areas of finance that interest you, and explore both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy. Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with students from a wide range of different backgrounds, you’ll explore new points of view on contemporary discussions and debates, and get a feel for the international workplace. The curriculum itself is based around practical advice and real life examples of working in the industry –helping prepare you for your future career, and keeping you up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry. And you will also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long full-time work placement between the second and third years of your degree – getting first-hand experience in the world of work. The optional one year, full-time work placement between years two and three will help you to relate your studies to the workplace and extend your network of contacts. What does this course lead to? Our graduates go on to become accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers, business advisers and entrepreneurs. Recent graduates have found roles at Deloitte, Smith and Williamson, Estee Lauder and John Lewis, among others. Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone who is hoping to pursue a career as an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor. Applicants need to have good numeracy, written and oral communication skills.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Accounting Skills Professional Development for Accountants Corporate Governance and Ethics Introduction to Financial Reporting Introduction to Management Accounting Finance Economics YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Financial Reporting Financial Management Taxation Principles Management Accounting The UK Financial System YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Audit Principles Capital Market Trading YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES The International Financial System Advanced Management Accounting Corporate Financial Management Advanced Financial Reporting YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) International Financial Reporting and Analysis Current Audit Issues Taxation Practice Ecological Economies

Assessment method

Most accounting modules are assessed through 50% coursework and 50% exams. Coursework assessments include written assessments, online testing, debate, oral presentations, poster presentation, and production of a video training package.


How to apply

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 codeAAF2
Institution code S30
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 104 - 120 points From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. GCSE Maths Grade C/4 is also required. AAT Level 3 is accepted for entry into Year 1. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers).
A level A minimum of 2 A Levels required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Pass in Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 Level 3 credits passed with a minimum of Merit.
AS Accepted when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DMM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) D*D
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
Extended Project This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
HNC (BTEC) P - D
HND (BTEC) P - M
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

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
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accountancy and Finance with Placement at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS