Ready for BSc (Hons)

Accountancy and Finance

5 years full-time with foundation and industry years
2022
UCAS Code:
AF04
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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As part of your degree, you will undertake an essential business and law foundation year which is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.

Designed by experienced academics who’ve worked across key roles in a wide variety of industries, our Business and Law Foundation Year is designed to build your confidence, develop your capabilities and ensure you’re future-ready and ready for the competitive global marketplace.

From core subjects such as business, law, finance, marketing, enterprise, personal development and projects in the community, you’ll gain a solid introduction to the foundations of business and law, study contemporary business challenges, identify future trends and focus on the areas and industries which matter to you.

And throughout the foundation and subsequent full Solent degree, you’ll do more than learn the theory – you’ll learn to apply it through an innovative range of assessment and ‘real-world’ live briefs. Our degrees offer the chance to engage and get hands-on experience of international business and legal challenges and contexts, as well as a variety of extra qualifications, exemptions and memberships in addition to your honour’s degree.

Accountancy and finance student talking about her experience at Solent

As part of your accountancy and finance degree, you will be 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.

Why choose this course?

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.

An exam and overall pass in a professionally accredited module could lead to exemption from the requirements of professional bodies such as ACCA, IFA, AIA and ICAEW

Including the SAGE and Xero accounting packages - with a CIMA accredited SAGE certification course also available.

Who is this course for?

Solent’s Business and Law Foundation Year is ideally suited if you want to build your academic knowledge and confidence to return to studying or progress in your studies. You’ll develop strong academic and organisational skills, and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.

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. 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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