Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Accounting and Finance degree programme shares a common first year syllabus with the Accounting degree programme, providing an essential grounding in a range of business related areas including statistics, economics, law, marketing and management.
The second and third years of the programme combine the study of the core areas of financial accounting, business finance and management accounting with a diverse range of specialist finance topics. In your final year you will have the opportunity to select areas of relevance and benefit to your career interests.
Distinctive features of the course include:
•the opportunity to learn in a school which achieved 6th place in the UK at Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014;
•the involvement of research-active staff in course delivery;
•the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment;
•the emphasis on acquisition of high quality practical skills and the development of innovative ideas;
•many classes taught by practising accountants currently working for global firms such as PwC, KPMG and Grant Thornton;
•a range of skills-based workshops organised in partnership with the large accounting firms and the professional accounting bodies;
•an opportunity to undertake a professional placement in your third year which can help kick start your professional training and provide you with a competitive edge in the employment market;
•an accredited degree
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.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Excluding A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||Business BTEC only.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths at Grade B or 6, GCSE English Language Grade C or 4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 - 32 points||Or 665 in 3 HL subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.