Accounting and Finance (4 years) University of Bradford

Undergraduate

Our Accounting and Finance degree gives students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of how both areas of accounting and finance fits in to the broader context of business and management. It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting and finance operates e.g. the legal and social environment, the accounting and finance profession, the business entity, and the capital markets.

Throughout the course you will gain a feel for ‘real’ investment decisions made in industry and how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. Once you graduate from our programme you will be equipped with the specialised knowledge of the practice and theory needed to pursue further programmes of study or progress through your chosen career.

This programme is accredited by major professional accounting bodies. Many of the programme’s 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). Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be eligible for exemptions from some professional examinations, which has a major advantage on your journey to qualifying as a professional accountant. Students have the option of completing Bloomberg Essentials Training certificate which holds recognition within the industry, as Bloomberg Professional is the industry’s most widely used financial information software package, both in the City of London and the world’s most important financial centres, the Trading Room provides experience of real-time investment decisions in a simulated environment. We are one of only nine UK Universities to have international membership of the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), giving our students links to 280 universities in 41 worldwide destinations.

In our four year programme our students have the opportunity to spend a year on placement in industry during their third year of their course. These are real paid jobs. The Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including IBM, Vauxhall, NHS, GE Money, Pace, Enterprise Rent A Car, Cummins and Peugeot. Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business. There is also the opportunity to study abroad for one semester or a whole year at one of our many international partners, choose from Canada or the USA, Holland, France, Spain or Sweden, or even India, China, Malaya, Oman and more. (All teaching in English).

The course is designed to equip you with all the specialist skills and knowledge to enable you to succeed in your future career within the world of finance. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management.

You will learn how strategic, financial and tax strategies can enhance corporate value, developing your expertise and helping you to think like an investor. You will be taught by leading academics who have worked professionally in the Accounting and Finance sector, bringing their experience and expertise to your lectures. They will explain in detail the function that accountants play, both in influencing management decisions and providing crucial information to investors. You will be introduced to computer-based techniques and specialist databases used in the accounting and financial global environment.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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

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 N421
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
A level B B C 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,320 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.