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BSc Accounting and Finance (NN43)

Course overview

BSc Accounting and Finance (NN43)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

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Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£24,500 per year, international students

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Location

Clifton campus

Our course offers a fully integrated degree that combines accounting and finance subjects. The course is designed for students who seek to broaden their knowledge in both the accounting and finance disciplines.

The accounting subjects provide students with insight into accounting institutions (for example, audit firms), accounting regulations and accounting techniques that are used by and support organisations both inside and outside the financial market.

The finance subjects explore financial institutions, financial trading, financial investment, financial regulations and structures that support the market. Students are kept up to date with current events through research-led teaching by academic experts in the field.

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.

This course provides students with rewarding opportunities to participate in a summer internship and the Bristol PLUS Award. You'll also benefit from the Professional Liaison Network, which runs a professional mentoring scheme with alumni, insight talks and internships.

This course is accredited by 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) by way of exemptions from some professional examinations enabling students to fast-track their careers.

Previously, 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.

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.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

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.

The final year consolidates on your learning from year 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. 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.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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