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Accounting and Finance with Placement (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
N401

About this course

Learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users. You'll gain a sound understanding of investment and finance, and increase your employability by completing a year's paid work placement in industry. Our research-focused academics keep the course up to date with the latest financial, regulatory and accounting requirements and trends.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.

This course is very flexible 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.

You'll gain valuable skills and experience by spending your third year on an approved industry placement in a business organisation.

With this course, you can:

  • 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 career paths by taking optional modules in a range of business and management topics

  • 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 which will enable you to apply for exemptions from professional exams

You'll graduate with a degree accredited by:

  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

  • AIA (Association of International Accountants)

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Graduates have gone on to work for leading banking and finance companies such as Deloitte and Barclays Capital.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 341.42 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.