University of Portsmouth

BA (Hons) Accounting With Finance

Want to turn your interest in finance into a long-lasting career? This BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance degree combines accountancy and financial skills to give you the economic expertise, analytical techniques and strategic insight businesses are looking for.

This course is accredited by four global accountancy bodies. Studying an accredited course means you can gain exemptions from professional examinations and get on the fast-track to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

You’ll get a grounding in accounting and business finance before exploring advanced topics such as taxation or accounting analytics. As you build your knowledge of business law, finance and the economy, you’ll finish with a dissertation on a topic that excites you. 

You’ll be supported to obtain the ACCA certificate in Data Analytics and the Bloomberg certificate. You could also gain valuable work experience on a placement. Some of our previous students have done placements at companies such as Deloitte, PwC, and Ernst & Young. And you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, the US or Asia.

Accounting and finance are at the heart of business. Whether you see your future with a global corporation, a dynamic start-up, or in investment and fund management, a degree in Accounting with Finance prepares you for a wide range of careers that navigate the complex world of finance. 

But you're not limited to the financial sector. The analytical, financial and problem-solving skills you'll learn are highly valued in general management, operations, strategy, consultancy, project management, purchasing and business analytics.

Entry Requirements

A levels ‐ ABB–BBB
UCAS points – 120–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (Entry requirements for undergraduate courses)
BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM
International Baccalaureate – 29–30

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Accountants are in demand in all sectors, including the public sector and charities. Many companies employ in-house accountants, or you could work in an accountancy practice. Research by the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) shows companies spent around £17.7 billion on accountancy services in the UK in 2017.

You can also use your degree to get into banking, insurance, investment and fund management, but you're not limited to the financial sector. The analytical, financial and problem-solving skills you'll learn are highly valued in general management, operations, strategy, consultancy, project management, purchasing and business analytics.

We’ll help you secure a placement that fits your career goals. You'll get support from our Placements Office with applications, interviews and assessment days. You’ll also get mentoring and support to make the most out of your placement year.

Many of our students are offered a graduate role by their placements employer.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Economics
Essentials of Financial Accounting
Organisations and Accounting
Toolbox for Accounting Professionals
Introduction to Finance for Accountants
Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Business Analytics

Year 2

Financial Management
Financial Reporting
Management Accounting
Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance
Optional modules
-Taxation
-Accounting Packages and Systems
-Business Law
-Modern Foreign Language (IWLP)
-Investment Analysis
-Bloomberg (Level 5)
-Accounting in the Community (Level 5)
-Introduction to Business Analytics
Optional year abroad
-Study Abroad (Year Long)

Year 3

Advanced Global Financial Management
Advanced Financial Reporting
Strategic Management Accounting
Optional modules
-Independent Study Project
-Dissertation
-International Financial Management
-Auditing
-Bloomberg (Level 6)
-Accounting in the Community (Level 6)
-Business Analytics
-Strategic Management
-Financial Investment Project
-Professional Accounting Practice
Optional work placement year
-Work Placement Year

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

Are you ready to start building your future?

Contact our admission counseller and get a free consultation.