University Of Bristol Accounting And Finance

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University Of Bristol Accounting And Finance

UCAS code NN43
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 98 overall

About BSc Accounting and Finance

You will study topics such as asset pricing, corporate finance, financial management, financial reporting, auditing, international finance, management accounting and taxation, as well as other units offered within the school.

In the first year, you will gain skills across the core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance and mathematics before pursuing more specialised units as your interests develop.

In year two, you will learn more advanced theory and techniques in accounting and finance, and have the opportunity to choose some optional units.

In your final year you will study Financial Markets and Advanced Corporate Finance, plus five units from a selection of options. These options are mainly from within the School of Economics, Finance and Management, or you may be able to choose a unit in law.

If you wish to extend your degree to four years, you may apply to BSc Accounting and Finance then during your studies ask to be considered for the BSc Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad which includes an additional year between your second and final years. The Study Abroad programme gives you the opportunity to study modules in Accounting and Finance at a partner institution overseas, taught in English. At the time of writing we have links with universities in continental Europe, Australia, Korea and Singapore. Allocation of places is merit-based, depending on your first-year examination results.

More about Accounting and Finance

Find out more about studying Accounting and Finance at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2
  • Economic Principles 1
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example Organisation Theory and Globalisation and Development)

Second year

In your second year, you will study Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Corporate Finance in more depth. We will teach you how to analyse data from quantitative models, and you will also choose two optional units. Many students choose Taxation and Foundations of Business Law as their options, which attract exemptions from professional examinations.

Final year

In your final year you will study Financial Markets, Financial Reporting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Advanced Management Accounting. You will also choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in accounting and finance issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year our units included:

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Communication
  • Financial Crises
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Management

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Accounting and Finance

Typical offer for BSc Accounting and Finance – applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA or A*AB, including A in Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics; or A*BB with A* in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies)
Cambridge Pre-U offer Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offer Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. A minimum of 15 credits in Maths are required with 12 of these, including Further Calculus, at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offer SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offer Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer 85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualifications Accepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent No specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information: