Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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    7 (Accounting & Finance)
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    / 100
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

On this accredited degree you’ll learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users, as well as gaining an understanding of investment and finance. Our academics and practitioners are actively involved in research, with particular strengths in areas such as corporate governance, taxation, auditing, and financial accounting and reporting. This means your learning will be informed by the latest findings and current sector issues.

This is a three-year, full-time degree course. Each year you’ll study a combination of core, compulsory and optional modules. The compulsory modules provide a thorough grounding in management and financial accounting theory and practice. They also cover related areas such as commercial law, audit, tax and financial markets.

What distinguishes this course from many similar programmes offered at other universities is its flexibility. You’ll have the freedom to shape your course by choosing from a range of optional modules, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and explore possible career paths. You could learn more about futures and options or international banking, for example, or select modules in other areas of business and management, such as marketing, human resources management or project management. You could even study a language or take an interdisciplinary module on a topic of interest.

You may learn in lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions, and through independent study. Our academics use case studies, simulations, group work and problem-solving exercises to encourage you to explore concepts and their applications. These activities will also help you to develop team working, presentation and communication skills, which are essential in the workplace.

You will graduate with a wide choice of career options in finance and accounting fields. You could choose to become an auditor, a tax specialist, a management accountant or consultant, or a financial controller. Graduates have gone on to work for financial organisations such as Barclay’s Capital and Deloitte. This course is also an excellent foundation for further study at postgraduate level.

The BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). When you graduate you may be able to apply for exemptions from these organisations’ professional qualifications.

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)
  • Extended Project
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Typical offer: AAB If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABBContextual offer: ABBWe are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.Offers typically exclude General Studies The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects:Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication Studies Communication and Culture Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism World DevelopmentPlease note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.


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