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Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Gain a solid grounding in core management areas. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to open career opportunities in accounting, finance and a range of other sectors.Accounting and finance professionals are important to almost all functions of business. Learn to use your numerical abilities in a practical way.Year 1Your first year includes fundamentals in accounting, finance and economics. You will also develop your skills in topics like law, maths, statistics and computing.Year 2Build on Year 1 with more advanced core accounting and finance units. You’ll also study company law and choose from a range of options in business subjects.Final yearIn your final year, optional units will allow you to continue to specialise in accounting and finance and pursue interests in other business areas. You can also apply for our International Academic Exchange programme. You’ll gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at a partner business school.Professional Development ProgrammePrepare for the career you want with our Professional Development Programme (PDP). PDP includes training and workshops to improve your skills in areas like:writing CVs and applicationsjob interviewsaptitude testsIf your course includes a placement, PDP will help you find a relevant role and make the most of your time there.For our three year (non-placement) course, PDP is only available in Year 1.We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.Study in an enriched learning environmentAlongside teaching, our academics carry out research in accounting, finance and law. This ensures that you’ll learn about the latest developments in these areas. You’ll be taught by experts in a range of subjects like finance, accounting, business, management and economics.Building for the futureThe University is investing in a new School of Management building, set to open in 2021. The latest technology will give you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork. Our new building will encourage engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub will provide a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.Prepare for your future90% of our Accounting and Finance (four-year) graduates are employed or studying within six months of finishing the course. 100% of those working are in a professional or managerial job. The average graduate salary six months after the course is £28,000 (Unistats, 2019).Recent employers include Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, PwC and Royal Bank of Scotland.Many of our graduates continue their studies and pursue academic or research careers.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : AAA - A*A*B

Typical offerAAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics.If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.A level - Alternative offer : AAB. Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAB in


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University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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