BSc Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement

2022 entry
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Application method Entry by transfer from NN43 in the second year of study
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £21,100 per year
  • International students: £21,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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 Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement

This course enables you to pursue a career in the accounting profession with the benefit of a year in industry. It provides access to subjects accredited by professional accountancy bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Alternatively, you may pursue a career in finance or investment banking through our finance-oriented courses.

This is a four-year course underpinned by theory and practice. It aims to foster collaboration and creative thinking in the use of case studies. 

During your placement year you will undertake a paid placement within the accounting function of a large organisation or within an accountancy firm. Previously, students have secured roles at PwC, Grant Thornton, Hazlewoods, and Milsted Langdon. 

Places on the course are allocated on merit depending on first-year examination results and an offer of employment for your placement from a qualifying employer. You can work towards your professional accreditation with ICAEW during your placement year. 

You can also benefit from a range of specialist employability services from the faculty’s Professional Liaison Network.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for the Bank of England, JP Morgan, UBS, PwC, KPMG, EY, Microsoft, IBM and many other blue-chip organisations.

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Course structure

In the first year, the focus is on strengthening your problem-solving skills. You will study fundamental principles and practices and learn about contemporary issues emerging in accounting and the financial markets.

Building on the first year while advancing your knowledge, the second year emphasises problem-solving and application skills. Currently, units include Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Principles of Finance and Applied Quantitative Research Methods as well as a range of optional units.

In your third year, you will undertake a paid placement in an accounting firm or within the accounting function of a large organisation. 

The final year consolidates your acquired skills while developing your critical skills and deepening your knowledge of complex issues at the core of accounting and finance. Units currently include Management Accounting for Strategy, Advanced Financial Reporting, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Financial Markets. You can also choose from a range of optional units.

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Typical offer for BSc Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
 This course is available by transfer only. Please see BSc Accounting and Finance for entry requirement information.
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile G
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer from NN43 in the second year of study

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Accreditation

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 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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