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This BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree course fuses the twin disciplines of finance and accounting into a versatile degree that will set you up for success in the financial sector or in business.
You’ll develop valuable analytical techniques, economic expertise and strategic insight. With this broad arsenal of skills and knowledge, you’ll be prepared for wherever your ambition takes you.
The course is accredited by 4 global accountancy bodies, which means you can gain a significant number of exemptions from professional examinations. This can save you both time and money in your journey to become a qualified chartered accountant.
This accounting and finance degree course is accredited by the following professional accountancy bodies: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Australia.
Through the above, you can get exemptions for accountancy qualifications, reducing the number of exams you'll have to sit to become a Chartered Accountant.
These accreditation's prove to employers that your qualification has given you the skills and experience to excel professionally in this field.
What you'll experience
On this degree course, you'll:
Learn from professionally qualified staff who bring their expert knowledge to the classroom
Use our Bloomberg terminals to monitor real-time financial data and trade and market movements
Achieve the industry-recognised Bloomberg Certificate
Apply your skills and experience in simulated business management exercises
- Get valuable work experience and give back to the local community if you work on our charities audit programme
Careers and opportunities
Whether you plan on becoming a chartered accountant or pursuing a career in finance, this finance and accounting degree will help you get there. You can use your expertise to branch out into banking, insurance and investment or fund management.
You’re not limited to the financial sector. The analytical and problem solving skills you’ll learn are highly valued in general management, operations, strategy and consultancy.
What jobs can you do with an Accounting with Finance degree
Roles our previous students have taken on include:
- forensic accountant
Whatever comes next after your studies, our Careers and Employability service will give you support and advice for up to 5 years after you graduate.
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.
Core modules in this year include:
Essentials of Financial Accounting
Organisations & Accounting
Toolbox for Accounting Professionals
There are no optional units in this year.
Core units in this year include:
Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Financial Markets and Institutions
Accounting Packages and Systems
Placement year (optional)
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.
We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.
Core modules in this year include:
Advanced Global Financial Management
Advanced Financial Reporting
Strategic Management Accounting
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
Independent Study Project
International Accounting Project
International Financial Management
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
After your second year, you can do a paid placement year in organisations such as IBM, Boeing and Estee Lauder.
We’ll help you secure a placement that fits your career goals. You'll get support from our Placements Office with applications, interviews and assessment days. You’ll also get mentoring and support to make the most out of your placement year.
Our Careers and Employability service will help you find relevant work experience during your course to give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate.
We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques
If you have a mental or physical disability, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) can give you help, support and advice so you can reach your potential.
Teaching on this course includes:
You'll be assessed through:
analysis of topical case studies
self-led project or dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
Year 2 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
Year 3 students: 47% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 48% by coursework
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points||112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.|
|A level||112-120 Tariff points from 3 A levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Cambridge Pre-U score of 54.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||29 points from the IB Diploma, with either 754 or 655 at Higher Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112-120 Tariff points.|
CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.|
|PTE Academic||54.0||An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
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