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BSc Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad (LN16)

Course overview

BSc Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad (LN16)

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


£9,250 per year, home students

£24,500 per year, international students

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Clifton campus, Placements

This course offers a fully integrated degree that combines economics and accounting subjects. The course is designed for students who seek to broaden their knowledge of the economy and understand the linkage with accounting.

The economics units provide you with insight into economic institutions (for example, banks), actors, and policies that underpin and influence the financial market. You will be prepared for a career as an economist, studying in a School of Economics run by world-leading experts.

The accounting units explore accounting institutions (for example, audit firms), accounting regulations, and accounting techniques that are used by and support organisations both in and outside the market.

Our course prepares you for a career in the accountancy profession or financial markets through access to subjects accredited by several 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).

More importantly, this degree ‘with Study Abroad’ allows you to spend your third year overseas studying economics and accounting in English at a leading university. Places on the course are allocated on merit depending on first-year examination results and the availability of spaces at destination universities. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

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

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

This course is accredited by the following organisations

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

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.

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, 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. A range of core units allow you to focus on building an in-depth knowledge in accounting, finance, and economics.

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

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. Examples of recent units include Behavioural Economics, 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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