Accounting & Finance BA

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Accounting & Finance BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,250

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Gloucestershire’s celebrated School of Business and Technology is a great way to begin your career in the profession of accounting or in the financial services industry. The course is taught from the university’s modern, safe and well-equipped Oxstalls Campus, which only recently underwent a massive £16 million renovation.

    The degree program is fully accredited by all of the world’s leading accountancy bodies, and this garners you a range of exemptions from AIA, CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW tests when you successfully complete the program.

    You’ll learn the basis of all fields of accounting in your first years, as well as gaining an understanding of the global business environment and the institutions which thrive there. Later on you’ll chose an area of special study such as Social and Environmental Accounting, Corporate Accountability, or the Principles and Practice of Taxation, among others.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time, or 4 years with a year in professional placement.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Accounting and Finance in Society
    • Applied Quantitative Techniques
    • Introduction to Business Law
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Management Accounting
    • Professional Skills
    • The Global Business Environment

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Accounting or Finance Placement
    • Audit in Context
    • Data Analytics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Economics
    • Financial Markets
    • Financial Planning
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Integrated Project Management
    • International Field Trip
    • Management Accounting
    • Professional Development
    • Taxation: principles and practice

    Placement Year (optional):

    You are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn specialised working skills and to begin developing your professional contact network in a year’s working placement.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Accounting and Financial Management Dissertation
    • Advanced Audit
    • Advanced Financial Reporting
    • Advanced Taxation
    • Business Strategy
    • Corporate Accountability
    • Live Projects
    • Social and Environmental Accounting
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Strategic Management Accounting
    • Tax Planning
    • Wealth Management

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Gloucestershire’s BA in Accounting and Finance is primarily delivered through the modules listed above. Each of these, in turn, includes teaching methods appropriate to the subject matter. That might include in-class presentations, problem solving challenges, computing skills or practical workshops, reflective practice, group projects, seminars and student-led skills sessions. You’ll finish with 360 credits in 3 years, or with 480 credits if you take the year in placement.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is presented by the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Business and Technology, and is well respected on the local, national and international levels. As such, few students have difficulty finding a suitable role. In fact, some 95% of the university’s Business graduates are employed or enrolled in higher degree programs within 6 months of graduation. Many become Internal or External Auditors, Taxation Specialists, Analysts, Financial Accountants or Management Accountants.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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