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Accounting and Finance with Professional Experience Year University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Enhance your career options with a year-long industrial placement with employers which include local accountancy firms or national organisations such as the NHS. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. Our Accounting and Finance degree courses were placed 1st for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. If you are seeking a high-level career in accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, the public sector or general management, this course will equip you with the skills you need. The course team has excellent relations with local employers and national accounting bodies - you will benefit from exemptions in the following professional exams: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ACAEW); and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA). The course also includes opportunities to attend guest lectures and take part in business simulation games.
The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment.
Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world.
You can enhance your career options with a year-long industrial placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. You will work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation – in 2016-17 these included companies such as Ernst & Young and the NHS. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. The industrial placement year is recognised by CIMA and ACCA as one of the three years of postgraduate experience required for formal certification.
There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year.

Course details

Modules

Year 1; Principles of Accounting, Principles of HRM, Principles of Economics, Business and the Accountant, Principles of Marketing, Business Statistics. Year 2; Financial Accounting, The International Regulatory and Economic Environment, Financial and Management Information Systems, Financial Planning and Software Applications, Professional Development, Law in a Business Context. On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. Year 4; Business Taxation, International and Business Finance, Management Accounting for Control, International Financial Reporting, Audit Framework, The Professional Accountant.


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

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Course code NN3K
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
A level 120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.
Scottish Higher 120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers
AS 120 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Extended Project 120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE.
Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english or grade 4 in higher level maths and grade 5 in higher level english
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 120 from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H7 (D3) or O4 (C3) in Maths and English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.
Scottish Advanced Higher 120 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 120 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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