Accounting and Finance (BA Hons)

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Park, Cheltenham

Work on live data and briefs with industry experts, as part of the 'Make it' programme, on our degree ranked in the country's top 20 by the Guardian University Guide 2017.

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MAKE IT in Accounting

Make It as a career ready graduate with a degree accredited by the ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA

MAKE IT International
MAKE IT Happen

Succeed on a degree that measures up to the high expectations of all global accountancy bodies, leading to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICEAW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA when you graduate. Gain solid grounding in all aspects of accounting from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You specialise later in the degree with subjects including taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.

As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Make It international: work with financial leaders abroad. See how foreign direct investment can shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country in Ho Chi Minh, an emerging and vibrant city in Vietnam. Explore resource management and how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. This global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.

Make It real: learn from real scenarios. Simulations with companies within the accounting sector are embedded in your degree, underpinning your learning with real-world application. You will also work with live financial data in our Thomson Reuters Trading room and gain insight into industry with specialist guest lecturers. Put your skills to the test and enter the CIMA Global Business Challenge, designed to foster the young business leaders of the future. Create and pitch your business case to a high profile audience with support from an expert business mentor.

Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for prestigious companies such as PWC, Boots and Smiths Industries. Graduate David Sargeant did his placement with international recruitment company SThree plc and now works in New York as their finance business partner. You will also shadow a financial consultant or adviser, work with a regional accountancy or business firm and work within a large corporate department. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.

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Study style

Learn through student-led workshops, seminars, group work, reflective practice, computing workshops, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Your personal tutor will provide you with academic support and help you to develop your career based on your interests. You will have opportunities to work with leading accountancy and finance businesses abroad as part of your international trip and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

Typical offers

This course is in Clearing. Typical offers 220-300 tariff points. Call us on 03330 432 414 to see if we can make you an offer.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeF6H3
Single Honours - 4 years placementG2P2

Careers

  • Financial accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Taxation
  •  Internal/External auditor

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Student Focus

Mitch Keyes

I did a placement at HESA to support their major finance review.

There are lots of specialist modules to choose from on this degree, that’s why I chose it. In Stock Markets, we created an investment portfolio. We made mock investments in 10 companies, tracking performance and presenting our findings. We’re currently working on our entry to the CIMA Global Business Challenge. We’re reviewing financial statements to assess the profitability of drilling for oil in global sites. Our lecturers know our names. They’re always willing to help.

Industry links

You'll benefit from great business links with local, national and international organisations. These include Hazlewoods (in the Top 40 Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, and sponsors of our Top Undergraduate Student competition); and global cult clothing business Superdry. Our strong industry links offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career. This degree is accredited with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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International travel

You’ll have the option to visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to learn about how accounting, finance and business work in unfamiliar environments. You’ll explore resource management and see how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading coffee exporters. You’ll witness social enterprises and learn how foreign direct investment can help shape the economic infrastructure of an entire country. We think these insights are so important we include the trip in the cost of your degree. Ours are the only accountancy courses in the country to provide and pay for an international trip of this nature.

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Extra-curricular skills

In addition to your personal tutor assisting with your academic programme, they will help you identify extra-curricular opportunities to gain wider life skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. Not only do you graduate with an accounting and finance degree recognised by the major professional bodies, you’ll have professional exemptions, practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Your Future Plan. It’s why our graduates are in demand. It’s what makes studying at University of Gloucestershire special.

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Student success

Our students have gone on to work for leading firms regionally, nationally and internationally. One of our recent graduates did his placement with international recruitment company SThree plc and now works in New York as their finance business partner, managing the business’s financial operations for America.

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Our community

Our Business School is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research,  our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, we are growing quickly and we are emerging as a leading Business School for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

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