University of Southampton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and finance on this accredited BSc. Its highly flexible structure means you can choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to deepen your accounting and finance knowledge or study complementary business and management topics that interest you. The course also includes distinctive modules – one on audit and tax, and an optional module on the history and evolution of international business – that you won’t find on most other programmes of this type. Whatever your module choice, you’ll be taught by research-active academics who will keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. The course is accredited by the main accounting bodies, enabling you to apply for exemptions from professional exams.
Typical course content: Foundations of Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, Microeconomics, Management Accounting, Commercial Law, Principles of Audit and Taxation, Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets, Knowledge Management.
See our website for a full list of modules available.
You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions, and through independent study. Our academics use case studies, simulations, group work and problem-solving exercises to encourage you to explore concepts and their applications. These activities will also help you to develop team working, presentation and communication skills, which are essential in the workplace.
You’ll have access to all the resources you need to undertake your studies, including Bloomberg terminals, statistical software and wide range of databases from which you can extract data for your coursework or dissertation.
Various assessment methods are used to measure your progress, including exams, individual and group assignments, and in-class tests. Your dissertation also forms part of your overall assessment.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Highfield Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
ABB with A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
General Studies is not accepted.
The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects:
Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication and Culture
Health & Social Care
Hospitality and Supervision
Travel & Tourism
Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects."
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||If you are studying a Level 3 BTEC or OCR Cambridge qualification in Business then this can be accepted. However, if another subject area is being studied we would advise you to check with us prior to applying to ensure this is acceptable.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 39 credits
M: 6 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which 39 credits must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit.
Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular course
We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required.
Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level).
GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4
Standard Grade – Grade 3
National 5 – Grade C
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||
D3, D3, M2 in three Principal subjects
If taking a combination of Pre-U and A-Levels then 136 UCAS points made up of an A-Level plus Pre-U grades; for example A in A-Level Business + Pre U: D3 in Maths and M1 or M2 in Law, OR B in A-Level Business + Pre U: D3 in Maths and D3 in Law.
|Extended Project||A||The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Southampton Business School requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in English and B in Mathematics (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||
Pass with 34 points overall including 17 at higher level, 5 in Maths (SL or HL), and
English Syllabus A Standard or Higher Grade 4 or above
English Syllabus B Standard Grade 6 or Higher Grade 4 or above
Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2||All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If your OCR is not in Business, we strongly suggest you contact us before applying.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD||If you are studying an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business then this is accepted and we strongly suggest you contact us before applying if you are studying a different subject.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||DD||OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us before applying to see if this is subject is accepted.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||DDD||Disctinction from an OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma combined with grade A's at A levels: D + AA or DD + A or DDD but care must be taken with subjects and restricted subjects which are Art & Design/Media/Performing Arts/Health & Social Care/IT/Sport/Digital Media/Laboratory Skills. As per our A level restricted subjects, we can only accept one restricted subject.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||DD||
DD plus one A level grade A OR if studying two Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diplomas you will need DD in both of the Diplomas
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Business is accepted when combined with a suitable A level. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us to see if this subject is accepted.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying a BTEC subject other than Business, we would suggest you contact us to enquire if the other subjects are suitable before applying. If you are studying two BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas care must be taken with restricted subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA in A-levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Accepted with Distinction if combined with two A levels with grades of AB. If the BTEC National Foundation Diploma is in Business, this is accepted but we strongly advise you to contact us directly before applying if you are studying another subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||
"Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf
Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/contact-us.page"
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.|
We welcome students with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant.
We also welcome applications from overseas students offering foundation programmes with a substantial amount of academic study. Less than half the programme should be English language tuition and you will be expected to reach a high standard in your programme comparable to our A level requirements.
Contextual admissions: The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. For more information on the University of Southampton’s Contextual Admissions Policy, please see our contextual admissions webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/contextual-admissions.page
English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page.
For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Business, Law and Art Admissions Team at UGapply.FBL@southampton.ac.uk.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|