BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad

2017 entry

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Application method Entry by transfer from LN14, NN34 or NN43
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 This course was new for 2016 entry and data is not yet available.

About BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad

This degree extends our three-year BSc course to four years, with your third year spent studying accounting and finance in English at a university abroad, before returning to Bristol for your final year. It combines the challenging, broad academic content of all our accounting degrees with an overseas dimension that reflects the multinational nature of modern business.

To join this degree, you will initially apply to BSc Accounting and Finance or BSc Economics and Accounting. During your first year, you can then put your name forward for consideration for the four-year course. Allocation of places is merit-based, depending on your first-year examination results.

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

Years one and two cover underpinning material in Financial and Management Accounting, Corporate Finance and Applied Quantitative Research Methods, as well as the option to choose modules in Economics, Business Law, Management, Taxation and a variety of open units from across the university. You may choose to take a language module in the language of the country where you will spend your third year abroad.

You will spend year three studying modules in Accounting and Finance at a partner institution overseas, taught in English. At the time of writing we have links with universities in continental Europe, Australia, Korea and Singapore.

You will then return to Bristol for your fourth and final year, when you will study Financial Markets, Financial Reporting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Advanced Management Accounting. You will also choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in accounting and finance issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year our units included:

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Communication
  • Financial Crises
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Management

Typical offer for BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad

(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. The Level 3 credits at Distinction must include a Distinction in Further Calculus, plus 18 credits at Distinction in other modules in Higher Maths and/or Higher Statistics, plus 9 other credits. (We will accept the Further Calculus unit offered by Apt Awards in the south-west region; please contact the Admissions Office 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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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

Fees and funding

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


This course is recognised by the following organisations:

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

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

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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