Accounting and Finance (BA Hons)

Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons)

An Investment Like No Other

Get the skills, knowledge and experience required for a successful career in accounting and finance - whether in the UK or abroad.

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Your fast-track to success

Benefit from being exempt from a maximum number of professional exams.

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We are one of the few universities in the world to offer exemptions from 12 out of 15 ICAEW exams.

ACAEW, ACCA.

Our students are exempt from 10 CIMA exams - the maximum number of exemptions for an undergraduate degree.

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This course also offers maximum ACCA exemptions.

World-class facilities

Learn your trade in our landmark new School of Business and Technology.

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Learn from Industry Professionals with Global Experience

Charles Afriyie, Academic Course Leader

Charles Afriyie

Academic Course Leader

"I take very technical concepts and techniques used in high-level business, and teach them in a practical and enjoyable way.

Following academic and professional qualifications in accountancy and corporate treasury, I spent 8 years practicising whilst teaching in top accountancy colleges in London. I have also worked with a global consultancy to deliver executive education on the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards to international audiences.

As Academic Course Leader for our undergraduate accounting courses, I manage the programme content to ensure that graduates obtain the range of competences and skills required for successful careers in accounting, finance and business management.

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International success

Meet graduate David Sargeant. He's now Finance Business Partner for the Americas Region at SThree PLC in New York.

Course Details

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Course outline

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.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology is situated in a brand-new, state-of-the-art centre at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about this and other new 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.

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Make it with the University of Gloucestershire

Experience your subject globally with the opportunity to go on an unforgettable free international trip. 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.

Access real-world business experiences and challenges. 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.

A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities. 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.

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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.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement information

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional

Duration:

12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)

Location:

Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk.

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on placements@glos.ac.uk.

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). Accreditation's for this course are reviewed annually.

Careers

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

Study mode

Full-Time or Placement

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2019 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2019 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 4/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.

Fees

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UCAS Codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeF6H3
BA (Hons) - 4 years placementG2P2

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