BSc Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad

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Application method Entry by transfer from LN14
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 for this course

About BSc Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting and rewarding experience that adds an international element to your degree.

To join the programme, you will initially apply for our three-year BSc Economics and Accounting. Then once you have joined us, you can register an interest to study abroad and write a personal statement explaining why you wish to go abroad and where you would like to go. If places for your chosen destination are oversubscribed, then we will grant the opportunities to the best applicants, based on your first-year examination results and the quality of your personal statement.

Your first and second years will be the same as for the three-year version of the programme; then your third year will be spent studying modules in Economics and Accounting abroad.

After that you will return here for your fourth and final year.

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

Course structure

You can transfer to this course from BSc Economics and Accounting after the first year.

Second year

You will study:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Intermediate Economics 1
  • Applied Quantitative Research Methods (either in year 2 or year 4)

as well as one or two options. Popular options in 2015/16 included those earning exemptions from professional examinations (Taxation, Foundations of Business Law), options in economics or management and options in unrelated disciplines, for example, Classics in European Cinema.

Third year

Your third year is spent abroad. This year's students chose units including:

  • East Asian Economies (at University of Adelaide)
  • Globalisation and the Asian Cities (at National University of Singapore)
  • Intensive Korean Language (at Yonsei)
  • Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Dutch Tulips (at Copenhagen Business School)

Fourth year

You will study:

  • Advanced Management Accounting; and
  • Financial Reporting

and some options.  Popular options available in 2015/16 included:

  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Environmental Economics
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • International Macroeconomics

Typical offer for BSc Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad - 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?
35 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

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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: Considered

Selection process

Start off by applying to our Economics and Accounting degree through UCAS. From that degree you can apply to transfer to the "with Study Abroad" course. Places go to the best applicants, based on examination results and a personal statement in which you explain why you wish to study abroad.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

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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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