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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
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.
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).
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics.
If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
AAB in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus one of:
grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate;
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||
D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus A in A level Mathematics.
You must also be studying A level Mathematics alongside a relevant BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualification. We prefer the above qualifications in Business but you can also be considered with BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualifications in Engineering or Science. In this case we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
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D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above including 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.
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D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics.
D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics plus one of:
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives;
grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
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36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics.
You may be considered if you are taking Standard Level Mathematics alongside a highly numerate Higher Level subject (such as Physics). In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in Standard Level Mathematics.
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AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.
GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).
For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/acc-fin