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Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons)

University of Sussex

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

About the course

Our accredited Accounting and Finance degree helps you achieve professional status faster. You’ll benefit from the latest industry knowledge combined with the practical skills to launch your career. You can apply for a year in the workplace to gain valuable professional experience.

On this course you develop the knowledge needed for a successful career as well as professional membership of the accounting profession. You learn about the risks and interdependencies of the modern global economy. And you’ll gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises. This includes trading-floor simulations, using real-time data from the Bloomberg Professional service platform.

You’ll benefit from a solid grounding in the principles of business before focusing on corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, as well as more specific aspects of corporate and managerial accounting.

This degree also offers a wide range options including leadership, entrepreneurship and law, so you can broaden your knowledge to boost your employability.

Accreditation

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

These accreditations means you’re not only part-way to qualifying as an accountant but the topics you study relate directly to industry needs and will be relevant in your career. Plus, a placement may also reduce the time you need to wait to qualify after graduating.

About Sussex

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.

Location

We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colorful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B). We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies or Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths (grade B). AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjec

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University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 104 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    126 56%

    41st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    46th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    49th

    15

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