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Accounting with Finance BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Accountants and finance professionals are at the heart of almost every organisation. They use their expertise to help organisations make good business decisions and create value for stakeholders.

On this BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree, you'll develop analytical techniques, economic expertise and strategic insight and learn how to apply your accounting knowledge and skills in the financial and business sectors.

The course is accredited by 4 global accountancy bodies, which means you can gain exemptions from professional examinations. This can save you time and money if you want to become a chartered accountant.

Year 1 gives you a grounding in accounting and an introduction to business finance, economics, and the mathematical and statistical tools you'll use in your financial career.

You'll build on your accountancy knowledge and practice in year 2, and choose optional modules in subjects such as taxation and personal finance that allow you to shape your degree to your ambitions.

Your final year focuses on advanced topics and more optional modules giving you the opportunity to complete a dissertation and study project on an area that interests you.

Between years 2 and 3, you'll have the chance to study abroad at a partner university or enhance your career prospects and apply your skills in the workplace on a year-long sandwich placement.

Accounting and finance are at the heart of business. When you graduate, you could pursue a career as a chartered accountant (with further study) or apply your skills and knowledge to work in any area of business.

Accredited and recognised by

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and recognised by Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants accreditation exempts graduates from specific professional examinations.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from professionally qualified expert staff, whose practical experience and research interests ensure your learning is up-to-date with industry developments and regulations
  • Use the same accounting and financial software as professionals, including Sage and SAP business resource planning software
  • Get access to mentoring from 2nd and 3rd year students, who can help you settle into study and university life in year 1
  • Apply your skills in simulated business management exercises
  • Learn to make fast-paced investment decisions using our Bloomberg Suite, the trading platform used by professionals
  • Get the Bloomberg Certificate as part of your studies, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite
  • Develop skills you can use in all areas of your life and career, including analytical, decision making, research and personal finance skills.

Careers and opportunities

Whether you plan on becoming a chartered accountant, want to pursue a career in finance or want to use your analytical skills to forge a career in another business discipline, this finance and accounting degree will help you get there.

Accountants are in demand in all sectors, including the public sector and charities. Many companies employ in-house accountants but accountancy services also play a vital role – research by the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) shows companies spent around £17.7 billion on accountancy services in the UK in 2017.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 105 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    101 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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