BSc Accounting and Finance (NN43)

2016 entry

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UCAS code NN43
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 1074
Number of places for 2016/17 110

About BSc Accounting and Finance

You will study topics such as asset pricing, corporate finance, financial management, financial reporting, auditing, international finance, management accounting and taxation, as well as other units offered within the school.

In the first year, you will gain skills across the core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance and mathematics before pursuing more specialised units as your interests develop.

In year two, you will learn more advanced theory and techniques in accounting and finance, and have the opportunity to choose some optional units.

In your final year you will study Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, plus five units from a selection of options. These options are mainly from within the School of Economics, Finance and Management, but you will also be able to choose a unit in Law.

ICAEW Foundation bursary

We are pleased to announce an ICAEW Foundation bursary of £4,000 per annum to one of our applicants for September 2016 entry. This sits with ICAEW’s own wider objectives of broadening access to the profession. The bursary recipient will demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for accountancy in addition to coming from a financially disadvantaged background.

ICAEW will stay in touch with them throughout the course of their studies and feature them on their website.

More about Accounting and Finance

Find out more about studying Accounting and Finance at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2
  • Economic Principles 1
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example Analysis in Management and Globalisation and Development)

Second year

  • Financial Accounting (intermediate)
  • Management Accounting (intermediate)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Quantitative Research Methods
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example Taxation and Foundations in Business Law)

Final year

  • Financial Markets and Advanced Corporate Finance plus Advanced Management Accounting or Financial Reporting
  • 80 credit points of options which must include Financial Reporting or Advanced Management Accounting
Further details about the course structure for Accounting and Finance

Typical offer for BSc Accounting and Finance

(including international A-levels)
AAA or A*AB, including A in Mathematics
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAB including A in Mathematics; or A*BB with A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma 36 points overall with 18 at Higher level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies)
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
34 points overall with 17 at Higher level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies)
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, with Distinctions in Maths units including Further Calculus. (We will accept the Further Calculus unit offered by OCN South West Region; please contact Admissions to check the content of your Further Calculus unit if studying elsewhere in the UK.)
BTEC DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
SQASH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.

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Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.


This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Key information about this course

Did you know?

  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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