Accounting and Finance (with professional placement) University of Bath

Undergraduate

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
job interviews
aptitude tests

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.

Professional recognition/accreditation:
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).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


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 code NN43
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Typical offer
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.

Alternative offer

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 Typical offer
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.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
Typical offer
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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Typical offer
D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics.

Alternative offer

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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer
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.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer
AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

GCSE requirements:
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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/