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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance

Learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users. You'll also gain a sound understanding of investment and finance. Our research-focused academics keep the course up to date with the latest financial, regulatory and accounting requirements and trends.

BSc Accounting and Finance is a flexible course and can be tailored to your own interests and career plans. You could choose to learn more about international banking, or select modules in other areas of business and management such as marketing, human resources management, or project management.

With this accounting and finance degree you will:

  • benefit from direct contact with research-led academics who are experts in corporate governance, taxation, auditing, and financial accounting and reporting
  • gain a thorough grounding in management and financial accounting theory and practice
  • explore possible career paths by taking optional modules in a range of business and management topics
  • take a year on an industrial placement to improve your skills
  • benefit from our strong links with industry, including an opportunity to present an assignment to audit partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • attend guest lectures
  • gain accreditations that will enable you to apply for exemptions from professional exams

Admission requirements



International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels
  • DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level
  • DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma

BTEC additional information

There are no additional requirements

Other Requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B). We can accept a grade 5 in GCSE mathematics if you achieve grade B in A level Maths, Physics, Economics, Geography, Psychology or Business

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Introduction to Economics For Non-Economists
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Management Analysis

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Ideas that Shaped the Business World 2: Markets and Consumers
  • Managerial Decisions
  • Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age

Year 2

  • Business Research
  • Company Law
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets
  • Principles of Audit and Taxation

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Business Analytics Programming
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Ethics
  • Organisation and Management
  • Principles and Practice of Management Science
  • SAS Base Programming

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Management Accounting 3

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business
  • Futures and Options
  • Information, Organisation and Accountability from a Historical Perspective
  • International Banking
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

Scholarships & funding

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


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Accounting and Finance
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

Most of our graduates go straight into professional roles within the finance and accounting sector. You'll graduate with the analytical and problem-solving skills needed for a wide range of careers with accounting and finance degree. You could choose to become:

  • an auditor
  • a tax specialist
  • a management accountant
  • a consultant

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global University with a top 15 UK University place. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, as demonstrated by our research intensity. We have a wonderful global community, with...

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The University of Southampton is a welcoming and close knit student community of roughly 22,000 students. We have an international student population which makes up just under 30% of our student body which is wonderful. With 98% of our graduates going into work or further study 6 months after graduation, we offer the chance to study at a world leading Russell Group University whilst safe in the knowledge you will be well on your way to succeeding your chosen career.

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SO17 1BJ Southampton
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