University of Bath Finance

University of Bath Finance

University of Bath

Course in detail

Course aims

Year 1 covers the fundamentals of economics, finance and accounting. For some of these units you’ll work with students from our BSc in Business Administration. These core principles will provide context for the rest of your course.

From Year 2 onwards you’ll specialise in accounting and finance with a range of compulsory and optional units. Compulsory units will equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills you’ll need for a financial career. Final year units focus on advanced level accounting and finance.

After your first year, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest like entrepreneurship, investment banking or leadership.

In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

Professional recognition/accreditation

Graduates will be able to apply for professional qualification exemptions from the following bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


Entry requirements

GCSE requirements

GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).

Compulsory A level subjects

AAA including A in Mathematics.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for a combination of subjects which show breadth of study including both mathematics/sciences and essay-based subjects.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative A level offer

AAB including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Desirable skills or experience

Your application should demonstrate an active interest in understanding people, work and organisations, with evidence of subjects/issues that have particularly interested you through work, projects or other experience. You should also show an interest or aptitude for quantitative analysis of business issues.

English language entry requirements

Category A. Read more about our English language requirements.