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Accounting and Finance

With our Accounting and Finance programmes, you will have the opportunity to pursue a challenging and stimulating combination of applied and academic study.

Many of our staff are leading international experts in their fields of research and a significant number are qualified accountants with many years of professional experience.

A number of classes are taught by practising accountants currently working for global firms such as PwC, KPMG and Grant Thornton. Each year we organise a range of skills-based workshops in partnership with the large accounting firms and the professional accounting bodies.

Adam Jones

“I'm a people person and enjoy working with and meeting new people and knew that studying Accounting and Finance would be a brilliant start to a future career as a Chartered Accountant. It brought together my love of numbers and helping people with their finances."

Adam Jones, BSc Accounting and Finance graduate

We currently hold a number of accreditations from the industry’s key professional bodies and can offer exemptions from professional exams based on the modules studied during your degree.

The professional bodies which offer exemptions are:

Degree programmes

Work placements

We are one of only three universities in the UK which participates in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Undergraduate Partnership Programme (UPP). Under the programme, if you are a BSc Accounting or BSc Accounting and Finance student you are eligible (dependent on criteria) to apply for a year working in industry.

This is a salaried placement and takes place during the third year of study. It will also be classed as the first year of an ICAEW training contract, giving you the opportunity to commence the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification. This means that you will subsequently be able to qualify as a chartered accountant in two years post-graduation, rather than the customary three years.