University of Bradford has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (with placement year) prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice.
You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:
Capital Markets, Investment and Finance
- Company Law and Administration
The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations.
You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector. You’ll learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector.
A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".
Many of our Accounting and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as:
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- CPA Australia
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Year one - Business Economics (core) Introduction to Accounting (core) Introduction to Finance (core) Quantitative Methods in Information Management (core) Student Self-Development (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (option) People, Work and Organisations (option)
Year two - Business Law (core) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (core) Company Law and Administration (core) Economics of Industry (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Financial Accounting (core) Financial Management (core) Management Accounting (core) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Employee Relations (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Research (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) The Transformation of Work (option).
Year four – Auditing (core) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (core) Corporate Reporting (core) International Accounting (core) International Finance (core) Taxation (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) Global Business Environment (option) Human Resource Development (option) Human Resource Management (option) International and Comparative Employment Relations (option) International Business Strategy (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Organisational Change (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.
Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
- International Accountants, Association of
- 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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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||112 points||112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).|
|A level||BBC||80 points from 2 full A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||As UCAS tariff|
|Scottish Higher||As UCAS tariff|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||
112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects
Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).
The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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