Cardiff University

Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year Cardiff University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

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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 fourth 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.

The programme will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge, both theoretical and practical, through the professional placement year, to take on responsible positions early in a variety of careers in various sectors of the accounting or finance professions.

Distinctive features

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 of our staff are leading international experts in their fields of research and a significant number are qualified accountants with many years of professional experience.
•an opportunity to undertake a professional placement in your third year which may help kick start your professional training and provide you with a competitive edge in the employment market
•an accredited degree programme which provides exemptions from certain examinations of many of the major UK professional accounting bodies

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 751G
Institution code C15
Campus name Main Site - Cardiff
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB All offers will exclude General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM Business 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 34 - 32 points or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects .
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB All offers will exclude General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.
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

Please click on the following link:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £17,650 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2019/20 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2019/20 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship 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.

Provider information

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Cardiff University
PO Box 921
Cardiff
CF10 3XQ


Course contact details

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