Accounting and Finance with Placement Year at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

This degree will teach you how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users. Choose to spend your third year in industry and you could gain real life experience and boost your CV at companies like JP Morgan, Deloitte or EY. • 100% of BSc Accounting and Finance with Placement Year students were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course (University of Southampton analysis of unpublished NSS data, 2022) • You'll gain a sound understanding of investment and finance, and increase your employability by completing a year's paid work placement in industry. • Our research-focused academics keep the course up to date with the latest financial, regulatory and accounting requirements and trends. You'll also have the opportunity to work with companies like PwC on real industry projects. • This course is very flexible and can be tailored to your own interests and career plans. Choose optional modules in a range of business and management topics. • Benefit from our strong links with industry and attend guest lectures. This programme is accredited by professional bodies including ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA, and allows you to apply for professional exam exemptions.


On our Accounting and Finance course you will learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users with a sound understanding of investment and finance. Some of the modules you may study include Financial Management; Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets; and Financial Accounting using Accounting Software For further module information visit

Assessment method

We'll assess you using dissertations; essays; individual and group projects; written exams

Professional bodies

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

  • International Accountants, Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • Certified Practising Accountants - Australia

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

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, International Foundation Programmes in the UK. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences Admissions Team at [email protected]

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Accounting and Finance with Placement Year at University of Southampton - UCAS