BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad (NN46)

2022 entry
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UCAS code NN46
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 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 Study Abroad

This course offers you an opportunity to pursue a career in accounting, with the benefit of spending one year studying abroad. 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 and investment banking through our outstanding finance-oriented courses.

This four-year course is underpinned by theory and practice. It aims to foster collaboration and creative thinking in the use of case studies. Places on the course are allocated on merit depending on first-year examination results and availability of spaces at destination universities.

The course offers rewarding opportunities to participate in a summer internship and the Bristol PLUS Award. You can also benefit from the faculty's Professional Liaison Network, which offers a range of specialist employability services, including a professional mentoring scheme with alumni, insight talks and internships.

In the past, 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 learn about contemporary issues that emerge in accounting and the financial markets.

Building on the first year while advancing your knowledge, the second year emphasises both problem-solving and application skills. Units currently include Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Principles of Finance, and Applied Quantitative Research Methods.

You will spend your third year abroad, boosting your personal development, while adding an international perspective to your studies. 

The final year consolidates your acquired skills while developing your critical skills and deepening your knowledge of complex issues in core areas of accounting and finance. Units currently include Management Accounting for Strategy, Advanced Financial Reporting, and Advanced Corporate Finance.

You can also choose from a range of optional units in all years.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics, or A*AB including A in Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, of which at least 12 must be at Distinction.
Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, plus A in A-level Mathematics. In the Access course, the 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Engineering with Distinction in both Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or D*DD in Applied Science plus A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
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.
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

UCAS or entry by transfer

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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 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.

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