BSc Economics and Accounting with Professional Placement

2022 entry

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Application method Entry by transfer from LN14
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 Economics and Accounting with Professional Placement

This course provides you with an opportunity to combine subjects from the School of Economics and School of Accounting and Finance, with the benefit of a year in industry. 

The School of Accounting and Finance prepares you for a career in accounting and the financial markets through 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).

Additionally, you will be prepared for a career as an economist, studying in a School of Economics run by world-leading experts.

You will spend your third year on a paid placement in an accounting firm or within an accounting position at a large organisation. Previously, students have secured roles at a range of accounting firms including PwC, Grant Thornton, Hazlewoods and Milsted Langdon. Additionally, you can work towards your professional accreditation with ICAEW. 

You can also benefit from a range of specialist employability services provided by the faculty’s Professional Liaison Network, including a professional mentoring scheme with alumni, insight talks and internships. 

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Course structure

In the first year, the focus is on strengthening your mathematical and problem-solving skills. You will study fundamental principles and practices of accounting and finance and will learn about contemporary issues emerging in accounting and financial markets. You can also choose from a range of optional units, including from a different school. 

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, Applied Quantitative Research Methods, Macroeconomics and Microeconomic Analysis.

In the third year, you will undertake a paid placement within an accounting firm or department. 

The final year consolidates the 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 a range of optional units. 

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Economics and Accounting with Professional Placement

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

Standard offer
 This course is available by transfer only. Please see BSc Economics and Accounting 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
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer from LN14

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

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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