BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Would you like to enter an exciting career offering a great salary, travel opportunities and the chance to work your way to the top? The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree encompasses the four main areas of expertise you’ll need to enter this fast-paced industry, including financial reporting, management accounting, financial management, and computerised accounting systems.

You’ll be able to put your skills into practice straightaway and gain valuable workplace experience, by undertaking a work placement. We work with companies such as Atriadus, Alcatel-Lucent and the Welsh Government.

Once you successfully completed your accounting and finance degree, you’ll also be well on your way to membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) having achieved a maximum nine exemptions (Papers F1-F9). As the ACCA has fully accredited this accounting degree, you’ll only be five papers away from achieving a professional qualification as well as your degree.

You can also get the maximum eight exemptions from CIMA and seven (Papers C01-05, P1 and F1) towards ICAEW depending on your module choices.

Gain Additional Professional Certificate

You will have the opportunity to gain an additional professional qualification provided by the UK’s biggest accounting software provider Sage. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Sage certification covers the fundamentals of computerised accounting software.

Student Satisfation

100% of our BA Accounting and Finance students were satisfied with their course (NSS 2015)

What you will study

Your first year study includes financial accounting, management accounting, data analysis and quantitative techniques, the business environment, and business and corporate law. Year two study includes financial reporting, performance measurement and control, computerised accounting and auditing systems, audit and assurance, corporate finance, and taxation.

The final year of the accounting and finance degree explores advanced aspects of accounting with specialist option modules, including forensic accounting, international taxation, private investment advice and management, and the theory and...

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The University of South Wales’ accounting students have access to a new financial Trading Room including state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, and large plasma screens featuring financial data. It delivers breaking news, stock market data and personal finance advice to brokers and dealers the world over.

The Trading Room will add a new experiential dimension to the accounting and finance courses, allowing simulation of share dealing and decision making incorporating theory and...

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Many of our staff are professionally qualified accountants and financial planning professionals who have a wealth of experience in teaching accounting and finance at all levels, including preparation for the examinations of professional accounting bodies. Many of our accounting lecturers are members of our Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC).

Work and Study Placements

At the University of South Wales, you can also choose to study over four years, so you can spend a year in the workplace gaining practical experience and putting what you have learnt into practice. Work placements are offered with a number of organisations, including Atradius – one of the world’s largest credit insurers, Alcatel-Lucent – a global communications industry leader, and the Welsh Government. Names like this on your CV will certainly help you stand out from the crowd....

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UCAS CODE: N420 N421

UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
        • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
          • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
            • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017



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