University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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On this accredited degree you will learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users, as well as gain an understanding of investment and finance. Its highly flexible structure means you can choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to deepen your knowledge of accounting and finance or study 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 choice, 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


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; 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.

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, 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 For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences at [email protected]

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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 :
Accounting and Finance at University of Southampton - UCAS