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BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

University of Sussex Business School
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023

About this program

BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Our accredited Accounting and Finance degree helps you achieve professional status faster. You’ll benefit from the latest industry knowledge combined with the practical skills to launch your career.

On this course you develop the knowledge needed for a successful career as well as professional membership of the accounting profession. You learn about the risks and interdependencies of the modern global economy. And you’ll gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises including access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, supervised by academic and industry experts.

You’ll benefit from a solid grounding in the principles of business before focussing on corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, as well as more specific aspects of corporate and managerial accounting. You also benefit from having an Academic Success Adviser who can help you with academic study skills including critical thinking, presenting, academic writing and note-making.

This degree also offers a wide range of options including leadership and entrepreneurship, so you can broaden your knowledge to boost your employability. You can also enrich your degree by spending time in the workplace or studying abroad.

Admission requirements

UK requirements

Typical A-level offer: ABB-BBB

Contextual A-level offer: BBC-BCC

GCSEs: You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology, an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies or Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths (grade B). AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification: We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ.

International requirements

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer: 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer: Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component

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

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Program content

Year 1

Core Modules

Autumn teaching

  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics
  • Principles of Finance

Spring teaching

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Introduction to Economics for Accountants
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Law for Accounting

Year 2

Core Modules

Autumn teaching

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Statistics and Introductory Econometrics
  • Theory of Investments

Spring teaching

  • Corporate and International Finance
  • Data Analytics for Accounting & Finance
  • Intermediate Management Accounting

Year 3

Core Modules

Autumn teaching

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting

Spring teaching

  • Integrated Reporting
  • International Financial Management

Scholarships & funding

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


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees



  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Career paths

Join the University of Sussex Business School and benefit from extensive career support and business connections, including mentoring by employers, networking, guest lectures and development of your workplace skills.

This course is ideal if you want to become a chartered accountant or financial analyst, and for careers in accountancy, finance and management, in both the public and private sector. Your degree opens employment opportunities worldwide because your professional accounting qualifications are recognised internationally.

You develop ethical awareness, independent thinking, leadership, self-confidence, and problem-solving and teamwork skills.

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University of Sussex Business School

9SL, Jubilee Building
BN19SN Falmer
United Kingdom

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