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Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

What is Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)?

Do you want to speed up your career to become a chartered accountant or finance professional? Our Accounting and Finance course is carefully designed to help you achieve that plus give you an excellent university experience. In addition to the required accounting and finance areas, the course provides opportunity to explore futuristic subjects such as Data Analytics, Forensic Accounting, Wealth Management and Social and Environmental Reporting.

The course is accredited by global professional accounting and finance bodies:

  •  In particular, we are proud of our strategic partnership with ICAEW for their ACA qualification. Our degree could provide credits for up to 12 out of 15 ACA modules. I.e. You could complete 75% of ACA papers by completing BA Accounting and Finance.
  • After your degree if you choose to work outside the UK, the course also attracts maximum exemptions (credits) from these global accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA (CGMA) and AIA.
  • If you have keen interest in finance, we work closely with CII and local finance firms to help you start your journey towards your career goal in finance field.

You will have access to real-world business experiences and challenges. Simulations with companies within the accounting and finance sector are embedded in your degree, underpinning your learning with real-world application. You will use live financial data in our state-of-the-art Trading Room and gain insight into industry with specialist guest lecturers.

Study style

You will be taught by qualified accountants, professional practitioners, industry experts and esteemed researchers. You will learn through student-led workshops, seminars, group work, reflective practice, computing workshops, problem-solving challenges, work projects and presentations.

Your personal tutor will provide you with academic support and help you to develop your career based on your interests. You will have opportunity to gain valuable work experience through our optional placement year.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire. Fees for UOG students.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester F6H3 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester F6H3 TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to pursue carrers in:

  • Financial accountancy
  • Forensic accountancy
  • Management accountancy
  • Financial analysis
  • Investment Banking
  • Taxation
  • Internal/External Auditing
  • Performance Management

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. We 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.

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.

Successful students

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.

Our community

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research, our goal is to produce graduates who are ready 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’re growing quickly and we’re emerging as a leading School of Business and Technology.

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

Trips and experiences

You’ll have the opportunity 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.


As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

"The course played a key role in helping me to secure my job with PwC"

“In addition to teaching us the technical skills, the modules also helped us to develop as professionals. For example, we were taught how to write a CV that would help us to stand out from the crowd, and through the assessment process we were able to develop presentation skills.

My placement helped me immensely too – it gave me an idea of what I wanted to focus on after graduating. I also found that applying what I had learnt in the classroom in a real business context helped me to cement my understanding of the theory.”

Tom Ramsden, Accounting and Finance student

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