2023 entry

BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad (NN46)

Course overview

BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad (NN46)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Apply through UCAS, or transfer to this course as an internal applicant from BSc Accounting and Finance (UCAS code NN43).


£9,250 per year, home students

£24,500 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

This four-year course offers a fully integrated degree that combines accounting and finance subjects. This degree ‘with Study Abroad’ allows you to spend your third year overseas studying accounting and finance in English at a leading university.

This course offers you the 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.

Places on the course are allocated on merit depending on first-year examination results and the availability of spaces at destination universities.

Our course is rigorous and draws on theory, cutting-edge research, and practice to prepare students for their future careers in the accounting and finance field. It has a world-class reputation for producing high-quality graduates with strong quantitative skills and a global outlook.

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.

This course is accredited by the following organisations

Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. The University is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.

Course structure

In the first year, the focus is on strengthening your problem-solving skills. You will study the fundamental principles across core disciplines in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics. You will be able to choose an optional unit in the second semester of the first year.

The second year builds on principles learnt in the first year, while advancing your knowledge in accounting and finance subjects. It emphasises problem-solving and application skills. You will study financial accounting, management accounting and finance in more depth. You will be able to choose some optional units.

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

To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

The final year consolidates on your learning from years one and two. You learn more advanced quantitative and qualitative skills.

You will have an opportunity to develop your critical skills and deepen your knowledge of complex issues in accounting and finance.

The final year offers greater flexibility and choice in the selection of options. You may choose to tailor the degree to your own interests by specialising in a particular area. You may also choose to keep your options open by selecting units across disciplines such as management units. Examples of recent units include Management Accounting for Strategy, Advanced Financial Reporting, Auditing, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Financial Markets.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

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 have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

  • We only use information in UCAS to assess external applications. There are no other selection criteria or processes. For internal applicants, Transfer onto this course is through a selection process in your department or school when you are a registered student.
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  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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