BSc Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe (NN34)

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UCAS code NN34
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 98 overall

About BSc Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe

This course is similar to BSc Accounting and Finance, but with your third year spent abroad at one of our partner universities before returning to the UK for your fourth and final year of study.

You will study the relevant language during years one and two before spending your third year studying Accounting, Business and Finance in the host language of a partner university in France, Germany, Italy or Spain. These four-year courses combine the challenging, broad academic content of all our Accounting degrees with an overseas dimension that reflects the multinational nature of modern business.

To study in France or Germany you need to start with at least AS-level grade B in French or German; to study in Italy or Spain you need at least GCSE grade A in Italian or Spanish.

Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study in Europe.

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
  • Mathematics and Statistics 1
  • French/German/Italian/Spanish for General Purposes (or, if choosing to study in English during the third year, an optional unit)
  • Option, for example Organisation Theory or Economic Principles 2

Second year

In your second year, you will study Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Corporate Finance in more depth, and further develop your chosen foreign language.  We will teach you how to analyse data from quantitative models, and you will also choose an optional unit, for example Taxation.

Third year

The third year is spent at a continental European university following an approved programme of study.

Fourth year

For your final year you will return to Bristol to study​ units in 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​, economics 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
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for BSc Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA or A*AB, including A in Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics; or A*BB with A* in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not 'Mathematical Studies')*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a 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-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. A minimum of 15 credits in Maths are required with 12 of these, including Further Calculus, at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*For students choosing France, Germany, Italy or Spain for their third year there is also a language requirement: A-level or AS-level grade B (French or German) or GCSE grade A (Italian or Spanish) or equivalent.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade A in Italian or Spanish if Italy or Spain is the chosen country. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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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.

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