University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance with Placement

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Course summary

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You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and finance and the opportunity to enhance your employability by spending a year in industry on this accredited degree. Its highly flexible structure means you can choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to deepen your accounting and finance knowledge or study complementary business and management topics that interest you. The course includes distinctive modules, such as the Principles of Audit and Tax, that you won’t find on most other programmes of this type. Whatever your module choices, you’ll be taught by research-active academics who will keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. The course is accredited by the main accounting bodies, enabling you to apply for exemptions from professional exams.

Course details

Modules

Typical core modules include: Management Analysis; Foundations of Business Analytics; Financial Accounting; Introduction to Management; Commercial Law; Financial Management; Company Law; Principles of Audit and Taxation; Business Research; Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets; Business Placement; Dissertation. Typical optional modules include: Ideas that shaped the Business World: Government and Society; Introduction to the English Legal System; Introduction to Marketing; Foundations of Microeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Ideas that Shaped the Business World; Markets and Consumers; Managerial Decisions; Strategic Marketing Decisions; Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age; Business Analytics Programming; Digital Marketing; Organisation and Management; Human Resource Management; Management Ethics; Principles and Practice of Management Science; SAS Base Programming; Knowledge Management; Auditing; Corporate Governance; International Banking; Risk Management; Corporate Social Responsbility and Sustainable Business.

Assessment method

You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions, and through independent study. Our academics use case studies, simulations, group work and problem-solving exercises to encourage you to explore concepts and their applications. These activities will also help you to develop team working, presentation and communication skills, which are essential in the workplace. You’ll have access to all the resources you need to undertake your studies, including Bloomberg terminals, statistical software and wide range of databases from which you can extract data for your coursework or dissertation. Various assessment methods are used to measure your progress, including exams, individual and group assignments, and in-class tests. Your dissertation also forms part of your overall assessment, and you’ll be required to write a reflective learning report on your industry placement.


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 codeN401
Institution code S27
Campus nameMain Site - Highfield Campus
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 AAB Typical offer: AAB If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ Contextual offer: ABB We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication Studies Communication and Culture Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism World Development Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the Business BTEC National Extended Diploma
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit Offers typically exclude Social Care/Healthcare pathways
Scottish Higher Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD in the Business BTEC National Diploma plus A from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted with Distinction if combined with two A levels with grades of AB. If the BTEC National Foundation Diploma is in Business, this is accepted but we strongly advise you to contact us directly before applying if you are studying another subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels
Scottish Advanced Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Typical offer: Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Typical offer: AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
Extended Project A The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 D3, D3, M2 in three Principal subjects Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD If you are studying an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business then this is accepted and we strongly suggest you contact us before applying if you are studying a different subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If your OCR is not in Business, we strongly suggest you contact us before applying.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma DD DD plus one A level grade A OR if studying two Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diplomas you will need DD in both of the Diplomas OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Business is accepted when combined with a suitable A level. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us to see if this subject is accepted.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma DD OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us before applying to see if this is subject is accepted.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma DDD Disctinction from an OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma combined with grade A's at A levels: D + AA or DD + A or DDD but care must be taken with subjects and restricted subjects which are Art & Design/Media/Performing Arts/Health & Social Care/IT/Sport/Digital Media/Laboratory Skills. As per our A level restricted subjects, we can only accept one restricted subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) Not accepted

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, Foundation Programmes. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences at [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/business-school/undergraduate/courses/n401-bsc-accounting-and-finance-placement-year-4-years.page.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17560 Year 1
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

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Accounting and Finance with Placement at University of Southampton - UCAS