Accounting and Finance Aston University, Birmingham

Undergraduate

Course description

Our four-year BSc Accounting and Finance course, with an integrated placement year, focuses on the crucial role that financial information plays in the direct decisions made by management teams.
You’ll explore the process of decision making in accounting, how an organisation’s financial resources are monitored and planned, and learn how an accountant fits into this process; gaining insight into what drives management strategies.

Our graduates have a high success rate in securing graduate accounting and financial management roles at well-known organisations such as PwC, RSM, Deliotte and BDO in roles such as Auditor, Corporate Tax, Financial Services Audit Graduate and Tax Trainee.

Key course benefits

• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of management, accounting or finance.
• BSc Accounting and Finance achieved 93% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.
• Aston Business School graduates earn £9,300 (35%) more than the UK average, five years after graduating (source: The Longitudinal Education Outcomes data set, 2017).

Course details

  • Year 1 - You will study a wide range of business subjects, giving you a broad insight into management which is required by all accounting professionals.

  • Year 2 – Exploring financial and management accounting in depth forms the main element of your second year. You will also participate in events organised in conjunction with accountancy firms, visit businesses, and undertake an interactive Business Game module. Subject areas include International Financial Reporting, Business Tax and Auditing.

  • Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

  • Year 4 – In your final year, accounting studies are increased to a more refined level, similar to professional qualification standard, whilst retaining theoretical analysis. Subject areas include Strategic Management Accounting, Tax Policy and Risk Management.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    14 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

The Common First Year is studied on Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes and is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country. Due to the requirements of professional bodies that accredit our degree, subjects may vary slightly depending on which programme you are studying.


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 N420
Institution code A80
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 ABB - BBB 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 Higher Level subjects


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.