UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Accounting

This practical, future-focused course will give you the financial and business skills you need to build a successful career in accounting. It offers significant exemptions from chartered accounting professional examinations.

Why study accounting?

Accounting is at the heart of every business, so your skills will be in high demand, with excellent prospects for progression and a highly competitive salary. The exemptions you earn through the course will allow you to fast-track your career on graduation.

Why UWE Bristol?

This BSc(Hons) Accounting is designed to immerse you in the core knowledge and skills you'll need to be a professional accountant. You'll build expertise in financial and management accounting and corporate finance, underpinned by principles of good governance and ethical decision-making.

You'll learn from tutors and guest speakers with direct experience of the industry, and be inspired by teaching founded on real-world practices.

Our audit simulation, developed with the profession, allows you to experience the audit process based on real cases.

You'll have the opportunity to investigate global financial data through our industry-standard Bloomberg Trading Suite, and to develop your workplace skills through internships, volunteering and placements.

In our Business Clinic, you'll gain valuable experience by providing pro bono advice to real businesses.

This course shares a first year with our BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance and BA(Hons) Accounting and Management, with full transferability between courses at the end of the first year.

Where can it take me?

This course prepares you for a long-term financial career as a chartered accountant, allowing you to progress in many financial and related roles as well as the accounting profession.

You might aim to secure a professional training contract in practice or in industry, aiming at future roles such as partner, financial director or chief financial officer.

You can pursue specialisms in interesting areas, such as forensic accounting, financial technologies, environmental accounting, sport and health finance; or start your own business.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required

Career Prospects

Graduates from BSc(Hons) Accounting go on to work in accounting, financial management or a wide range of related financial careers. Many graduates will join professional accounting firms, specialising in taxation, audit, consultancy or specialist areas such as enterprise, sport, technology innovation or environment, progressing to partner roles.

Some graduates will go into industry, developing specific expertise in a business or sector and progressing to Board positions. Others might go into broader strategic business consultancy, or set up their own business.

Previous graduates have joined global accounting firms such as PWC, KPMG and EY, or trained in industry with major companies such as JP Morgan, Capita, Hargreaves Lansdown and Intel.

Whichever path you choose, you'll find your skills in high demand. All organisations large or small, public or private rely on the sound financial advice you'll be able to provide.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend your a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.  

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 1

Foundations of Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Introduction to Managerial Finance
Statistics and Data Management
Professional Development in Accounting and Finance
Economic Principles in Contemporary Context
Essential Information Skills
Business Law.

Year 2

Financial Accounting
Management Accounting and Decision Making
Corporate Finance
Principles of Taxation
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Applied Management Accounting
Governance and Accountability.

One optional module
Market Analysis for Private Investors
Credit Management Theory and Practice
Personal Financial Planning
Entrepreneurial Finance.

Placement year

Final Year

Work Integrated Learning or Cross Cultural Learning and Development or Placement Learning
Corporate Reporting Theory and Practice
Financial Management
Business Strategy and Technology
Strategic Management Accounting
Advanced Case Study.

Two optional modules
Further Taxation Theory and Practice
Auditing
Financial Crime
International Financial Management.

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