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Why study with us

Accounting and finance are core business disciplines which lie at the heart of every successful organisation operating in today’s global market. This means your professional skills will be in high demand by employers and yield opportunities for career-progression and competitive salaries from the outset.

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After graduation

95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Paid placements

We're part of ICAEW Undergraduate Partnership Programme giving you the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid placement as part of your studies.

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We're experts

Our staff are leading international experts in their fields of research, and many are qualified accounting professionals with years of consultancy experience.

Courses

Entry year

Accounting (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Our accredited programme is future-focused, equipping you with specialist tools and techniques to make a difference in your accounting career.

Accounting and Finance (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Our accredited programme balances theory and practice so you can develop the knowledge and skills to make a difference in your accounting and finance career.

Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our accredited programme balances theory and practice so you can develop the knowledge and skills to make a difference in your accounting and finance career.

Accounting with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Our accredited programme is future-focused, equipping you with specialist tools and techniques to make a difference in your accounting career.

Our talks and videos

Studying accounting at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate accounting courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Our accounting and finance degrees

Ruth, Ayuni and Richard tell us about the opportunities and experiences on offer at Cardiff Business School.

Placement opportunities at Cardiff Business School

Our dedicated Careers and Employability Service is here to help you develop the practical skills and professional confidence to succeed in the graduate job market.

During the summer of my second year, I did a work placement with the Welsh Rugby Union in Cardiff. Working in a variety of different areas in its Finance Department allowed me to apply my studies in real life situations. The experience has given me confidence and helped me focus on the areas I can continue to build on in the future.
Emma Chard BSc Accounting

Learn more about us

Professional placement year

All our undergraduate degrees are available with the option of a professional placement year. This paid year in employment gives you the opportunity to kick-start your professional training and stand out from the crowd after graduation.

Accredited degree programmes

Study a degree programme accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Bloomberg ELP

We recently became a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. This means we’re one of an exclusive group of educational institutions worldwide recognised as leaders in learning through experiences.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps

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Learn more about our courses, School and the wider University.

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Contact us

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.