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BSc (Hons)Accountancy and Finance

3 years
2023
UCAS code:
AAF1
Institution code: S30
UCAS points:
112-128
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Why study an accountancy and finance degree at Solent University

Enter the fast-paced world of international finance with this professionally accredited degree, working with global companies to gain the skills and real-world work experience you’ll need for success.

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  • This course is in the UK's top 20 for academic support, assessment, feedback and learning resources for finance studies in the 2022 NSS survey.
  • An exam and overall pass in a professionally accredited module on this course could lead to exemption from the requirements of professional bodies such as ACCA, IFA, AIA and ICAEW.
  • Train on world-recognised professional software, including the SAGE and Xero accounting packages with a CIMA accredited SAGE certification course also available.
  • Great employment opportunities: recent graduates have found roles such as accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers and more, at companies such as Deloitte, Smith and Williamson and John Lewis.
  • Opportunity to work on live industry briefs with clients including PWC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Red Funnel, and B&Q.
  • Solent Business School, winner of the Outstanding Higher Education Training Provider of the Year at the CMI Awards 2022, holds the Small Business Charter. Solent is one of only 62 Business Schools to have this acknowledgement of excellence in working with SMEs.

This video 'Why study BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Taught by professionally qualified staff, you will develop a strong understanding of the industry, and get opportunities to pursue valuable work experience in the real world.

You can engage with specific areas of finance that interest you, and explore both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy.

Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with students from a wide range of different backgrounds, you’ll explore new points of view on contemporary discussions and debates, and get a feel for the international workplace.

The curriculum itself is based around practical advice and real life examples of working in the industry – helping prepare you for your future career, and keeping you up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry. Supporting this, the course is in the UK's top 20 for academic support, assessment, feedback and learning resources for finance studies in the 2022 NSS survey.

Accredited by and with exemptions available:

ACCA

Accredited by and with exemptions available:

CIMA logo

Accredited by and with exemptions available:

ICAEW logo


Course features

  • Additional qualification

    This course offers additional qualifications for you to obtain with your degree

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who is hoping to pursue a career as an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor.

Applicants need to have good numeracy, written and oral communication skills.

What does this course lead to?

Our graduates go on to become accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial analysts, fund managers, business advisers and entrepreneurs. Recent graduates have found roles at Deloitte, Smith and Williamson, Estee Lauder and John Lewis, among others

Meet the team

Teaching staff for the BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree have experience of working in accountancy and finance in practice or in industry as practitioners and/or are actively engaged with current research within accountancy, finance and economics.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Training provided on world-recognised professional software, including the SAGE and Xero accounting packages and Microsoft Excel. You will also have access to a CIMA accredited SAGE certification course.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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