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BSc Accounting and Finance

University of Bristol
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Bristol
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Bristol
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Program description

BSc Accounting and Finance

You will study topics such as asset pricing, corporate finance, financial management, financial reporting, auditing, international finance, management accounting and taxation, as well as other units offered within the school.

In the first year you will gain skills across the core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance and mathematics before pursuing more specialised units as your interests develop.

In your second and final years you will learn more advanced theory and techniques and will study financial accounting, management accounting and finance in more depth. We will teach you how to analyse data from quantitative models and you will choose several options from a range of units, some of which may contribute to exemptions from professional examinations.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following

A-level Standard offer

AAAincluding Mathematics, or A*AB including A in Mathematics

A-level Contextual offer

ABB including Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer

36points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer

32points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)

Cambridge Pre-U offer

Requirements for principal subjects areas for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C

Access to HE Diploma offer

Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:

  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, of which at least 12 (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry) must be at Distinction.

OrAccess to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles), with the 45 graded Level 3 credits including at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above PLUS A in A-level Mathematics.

BTEC offer

DDDin any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in Maths at A-level (or equivalent).

Scottish Qualification Authority offer

Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer

85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics

For further information about international qualifications and English language requirements, please contact the school.


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Program content

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2
  • Economic Principles
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods
  • Accounting and Finance in Context

Optional

  • Global Business Environment
  • Globalisation and Development

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Applied Quantitative Research Methods

Optional

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Management Science
  • International Business Management
  • Public Management
  • Taxation
  • Foundations of Business Law L
  • Banking

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Management Accounting for Strategy
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Optional

  • Financial Markets
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Contemporary issues in corporate governance
  • Financial Crises
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance
  • Strategy
  • Advanced Management Science
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Auditing
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Global problems and scandals in Accounting & Auditing
  • Organizational Crime and Corruption
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Banking
  • Taxation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

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University of Bristol

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Contact info

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
UK


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