Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
• Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)
• Accounting and Finance at Aston is ranked Top 30 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020)
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.
The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes 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, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.
How to apply
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - BCC||
BBB: Standard offer
BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B
BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details -
If the student is presenting Level 3 Core Maths at minimum grade B, this is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths B/5.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language. GCSE Mathematics is required at grade B/5.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects|
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course.
Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|