Why study Accounting and Finance at Bristol?

High-quality teaching

We have a reputation for producing high-quality graduates with strong quantitative skills and a global outlook.* Our industry relevant courses are accredited by professional accountancy bodies ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA and combine theoretical and technical education with an understanding of how to tackle the many questions and challenges faced by those working in finance today.

We are rare among research-intensive UK universities in showing our commitment to teaching by establishing a distinct teaching-focussed (rather than research-active) career path for academics. This means that student learning comes first. We also pride ourselves in having small class sizes on most courses.

Careers and employability

We are the 4th most targeted university by leading UK graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2020) and  our graduate career destinations include KPMG, PwC,  EY, Deloitte, Capita and many others.

An international environment

We welcome talented international staff and students from over 120 countries across the world. This creates a vibrant and diverse study experience. We have partnerships with over 150 universities worlwide including universities in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Australia. These partnerships give our undergraduate students opportunities to study abroad.

History and tradition

Bristol was founded in 1876 and is a unique and historic institution. We are ranked among the top universities in the world. This makes our graduates sought after by employers.

The School of Accounting and Finance is highly regarded for cutting-edge research. Why is this important for students? Being taught by expert, research-led academics strengthens our programmes – ensuring our degree content is rigorous, relevant and focused.

Professor Ian Tonks, Head of School, Accounting and Finance

A city of opportunity

While our graduates go on to work all over the globe, Bristol is home to offices of many large financial organisations including PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte. The independent and entrepreneurial culture of the city also makes it a magnet for startups. 

State of the art facilities

Our  financial trading computer room offers students the opportunity to use Bloomberg Professional, software used throughout the financial services industry globally.

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