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Accounting and Finance University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Year 1 covers the fundamentals of economics, finance and accounting. 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. You'll gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

Professional Development Programme
Prepare for the career you want with our Professional Development Programme (PDP). PDP includes training and workshops to improve your skills in areas like:

writing CVs and applications
job interviews
aptitude tests
If your course includes a placement, PDP will help you find a relevant role and make the most of your time there.

For our three year (non-placement) course, PDP is only available in Year 1.

We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.

Teaching
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in accounting and finance. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Careers
100% of our employed Accounting and Finance (four year) graduates are in a professional or managerial job within six months of graduating. Our average salary six months after the course is £28,000 - that's £5,000 more than the national average (Unistats).

Employers include:

Deloitte
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
KPMG
PwC
Royal Bank of Scotland
Many of our graduates continue their studies and pursue academic or research careers.

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 NN34
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
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 AAA - A*AB Typical offer
AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.


A level - Alternative offer
AAB
Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

AAB in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus one of:
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade A in AS level Further Mathematics
grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Typical offer
DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus A in A level Mathematics.

You must be studying A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We prefer BTEC qualifications in Business, but you can also be considered if you are studying qualifications in Engineering or Science. In this case we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
Typical offer
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above including 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Typical offer
D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics.

Alternative offer
D3, D3, M1

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Typical offer
36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics.

You may be considered if you are taking Standard Level Mathematics alongside a highly numerate Higher Level subject (such as Physics). In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in Standard Level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD Typical offer
D*DD plus A at A level

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus A in A level Mathematics.

You must be studying A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We prefer BTEC qualifications in Business, but you can also be considered if you are studying qualifications in Engineering or Science. In this case we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Typical offer
AA in Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/acc-fin


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages 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 tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


Course contact details

Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019