The BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of accounting and finance, and in particular, who are looking to pursue a professional career in accounting. It seeks to give students a learning experience that allows them to develop proficiencies that create effective accounting professionals in today’s changing business environment.
The curriculum and learning and teaching strategy are complemented by guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increase their employability skills for the future. Year 1 provides you with a good understanding of the foundations of accounting and finance alongside the fundamentals of business. Years 2 and 3 gives you in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions, report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.
The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a professional career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities.
BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance with Placement Year
Want a degree designed to boost your professional career in accounting?
Promoting independent learning and built around increasing your employability skills, this course begins with the foundation of accounting and finance alongside business fundamentals, going on to deliver in-depth knowledge of how companies use accounting and finance to make decisions and report performance under conditions of uncertainty and risk.
This full-time course is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus; face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback.
This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in accounting, finance, audit and taxation, and acts as a foundation for further study in accounting or finance at the postgraduate or professional level.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real-world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.
BBC at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English Language, or equivalent qualifications.
Applicants with Professional Body Qualifications (Papers):
ACCA F1 - F4 = Direct entry to L5
CIMA BA1 - BA4 = Direct entry to L5
ACCA F1 - F9 = Direct entry to L6
BSc (Hons) Accounting with Finance
This degree is designed for those with an interest in accounting and finance.
During the first year, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and finance. Years two and three will explore how organisations use accounting and finance practices to make sensible predictions and sound business decisions in an ever-changing business landscape.
As part of the curriculum, in addition to your accounting and finance knowledge, you’ll also develop the skills demanded by today’s business employer including critical analysis, leadership, team working, communication and presentation skills.
Recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), successful completion of this undergraduate degree will exempt you from nine ACCA papers, accelerating your career ambitions.
Alternatively, you’ll also be well placed to continue your studies within the field of finance and accounting by undertaking courses such as:
MSc Corporate Financial Management
MSc Financial Risk Management
MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
Placement Year (Subject To Approval)
Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.
Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real-world skills to launch your career.
So how does it work?
Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then not worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International Office for specific advice and guidance.
Year 1: 31 study weeks
Essentials of Management
Academic and Employability Skills
Managing and Leading People
Year 2: 30 study weeks
Ethics and Regulations in Finance and Accounting
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
Economics for Business
Introduction to Taxation
Business Law 1
Management Accounting for Business
Placement Year Optional
Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.
Year 4: 30 study weeks
Global Leadership and Change Management
International Strategic Management
Advanced Financial Reporting
Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
How to Apply
Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.