University of Bath

Accounting and Finance University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Gain a solid grounding in core management areas. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in accounting, finance or business.

Course aims:
Year 1 covers the fundamentals of economics, finance and accounting. For some of these units you’ll work with students from our BSc in Business Administration. These core principles will provide context for the rest of your course.

From Year 2 onwards you’ll specialise in accounting and finance with a range of compulsory and optional units. Compulsory units will equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills you’ll need for a financial career. Final year units focus on advanced level accounting and finance.

After your first year, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest like entrepreneurship, investment banking or leadership.

In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

Professional recognition/accreditation:
Graduates will be able to apply for professional qualification exemptions from the following bodies:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 NN34
Institution code B16
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 Not accepted
A level AAA Compulsory A level subjects:
AAA including A in Mathematics.

Desirable A level subjects:
Preference for a combination of subjects which show breadth of study including both mathematics/sciences and essay-based subjects.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application:
A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative A level offer:
AAB including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following:
grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate;
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD Typical Offer: D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Business, Engineering or Science in combination with A level Mathematics. If you are applying with a BTEC in Engineering or Science, we would expect to see evidence of strong essay-based skills in other areas, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units.

As our Accounting and Finance course has a strong mathematical component, you will need to be studying Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits. For other suitable units, please refer to the A level section for details of preferred subject combinations.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Typical offer: D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics.

Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 including grade D3 in Mathematics plus one of the following:
grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate;
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer: AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English grade B or 6.
For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on 2017 fees visit our web pages:

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down

Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019