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Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)?

Our Accounting and Finance course is carefully designed to help you achieve a career as a chartered accountant or finance professional, plus you’ll get an excellent university experience. Highlights of the course include:

  • 12 of 15 exemptions from Associate Chartered Accountant qualification of ICAEW
  • Maximum exemptions from ACCA and CGMA(CIMA).
  • Over 96% of UoG graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 leavers)
  • Average 90% satisfaction in teaching, learning resources and opportunities (NSS, 2023)
  • Working with real businesses – strategic partnership with Griffiths Marshall (GM), Accounting and Wealth Management Firm
  • State-of-the-art Trading Room.

In addition to the required accounting and finance areas, you will study futuristic subjects such as Data Analytics, Forensic Accounting, Wealth Management and Social and Environmental Reporting. Simulations with companies within the accounting and finance sector are embedded in your degree, underpinning your learning with real-world application.

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.

This course is available to study with an integrated foundation year – an extra, introductory year at the beginning of the full degree. If you don’t meet the stated entry requirements or you’re returning to education, it could be a great option that enables you to study this course.

As well as an introduction to your subject, it will help you to develop valuable study skills, and communication, teamwork and problem-solving techniques, giving you the confidence and skills set you need to progress.

If you’re applying to study as an international student, an integrated foundation year can also support you to improve your English language skills alongside your studies.

To apply for this course with an integrated foundation year, select the ‘With foundation year’ study type from the options at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

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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.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • 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

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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 Course code Fee (UK)
Fee per module
Fee (international)
Fee per module
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester Variable* Variable*
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester Variable* Variable*

*The fee for this course and study option will vary depending on which modules are taken during each year of study. View our current fees

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Careers

Our accounting and finance course provides a robust foundation for a successful career in various financial sectors. Our graduates are well-equipped for roles in various accountancy fields such as financial, forensic and management accountancy. They also excel in positions such as financial analysis, investment banking, taxation, and auditing, along with performance management.

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 clothing business Superdry. We offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career.

Additionally, the course is accredited by 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). These accreditations 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.

Placements

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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