Accounting and Financial Management Studies (BA Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Equal 10th for high-quality staff/lectures - THE Student Experience Survey 2018.

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Learn from industry experts and with global businesses

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Ho Chi Minh at night

Designed for non-native English speakers, you will develop key language skills such as English for business as part of this degree. Gain solid grounding in all aspects of accounting from introduction to financial accounting to the global business environment, but also benefit from subjects such as report and essay writing for non-native speakers. You can then specialise your degree with subjects including taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

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.

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. Having 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 such as ICEAW and ACCA, leading professional bodies 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.

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Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Modules such as English for Academic Purposes and Report and Essay Writing for non-native speakers will develop your language skills as part of the degree. Real world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches give you practical experience.  You will have opportunities to work with leading 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. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 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.

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.


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
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeN400


  • Accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Business manager
  • Investment banker
  • Commercial banker
  • Taxation, audit or assurance

Industry links

You'll benefit from great business links with local, national and international organisations. This includes Hazlewoods (in the Top 40 Independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, and sponsors of our Top Undergraduate Student competition); Pulsin’ that creates ‘live-data’ business challenges; and global cult clothing business Superdry. Not forgetting our accrediting organisation CIMA. 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.

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Graduate as a part-qualified accountant

On graduation, you'll have two thirds of a professional qualification and be able to move straight into professional training or a 'part-qualified' accountancy job role.

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Visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

As part of this trip, you'll learn how the Vietnamese have maximised resources to become the world's leading exporters in coffee. You'll explore the concept of social enterprises and how foreign direct investment has helped shape the fascinating economic infrastructure of Vietnam. 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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