Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19700 per year

All study options

About Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year at Cardiff University

Learn from the best

Benefit from the expertise and support of research-active staff in a School ranked 1st for research impact.

Industry insights

Prepare for your career with industry-specific workshops in partnership with professional accounting firms.

Placement year

Gain industry experience in your area of choice; develop the skills, and connections to accelerate your career.

State of the art trading room

Prepare yourself for trading and risk management in a controlled environment equipped with Investor Simulations, TRETS and Bloomberg.

Professional accreditation

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and others.

Multiple financial crises, technological developments, globalisation and regulatory changes have revolutionised the international financial sector. As organisations find ways to respond to these unprecedented changes, employees with cross-cutting accounting and finance expertise are in high demand.

Our BSc Accounting and Finance with a Professional Placement Year programme is accredited by the Accounting Professional Bodies and is designed to equip you with practical skills and professional confidence for a successful career in accounting and finance-related roles, or in preparation for postgraduate study and research.

On a universal first year, shared with our BSc Accounting programme you'll develop business and finance expertise from our team of international researchers and qualified accounting professionals. They'll introduce you to corporate finance and strategy, markets, institutions and taxation while encouraging you to consider the social, economic and ethical implications of your decisions.

Your Professional Placement Year is an opportunity to put your university knowhow into practice as you take up a paid accounting or finance role and complement your academic study with exposure to real-world business scenarios.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19700 per year

Entry requirements

A Levels

AAB-ABB

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

    Cardiff really is surrounded by some scenic gems. It’s in the middle of everything and is so well connected with transport links that you can get pretty much everywhere and anywhere you want. 

    Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020

    Testimonial from Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020, student at Cardiff University

    I chose Cardiff because it felt right. It was the first open day I attended and even on that first visit I just really liked the feel of the city, with it already feeling like home. 

    Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022

    Testimonial from Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022, student at Cardiff University

    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

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