Accounting (with a yr in industry) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14550 per year

All study options

About Accounting (with a yr in industry) at Swansea University

Course Overview

The BSc Accounting is designed for students who are clearly focused on working in accountancy. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations. The programme is taught by qualified accountants with a wealth of industry and academic experience.

The four year degree offers students the option of undertaking a year long industrial placement or two six-month industrial placements. These placements are invaluable in helping the student to gain real world experience and network with leading business thinkers. Importantly, many placement companies go on to hire placement students on graduation. Students do not need to decide on application which placement route they prefer - students will have the choice in their first year of study to pick the approach that bests suits them.

Key features

  • All modules are taught by our world class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CFA) including full exemption from all nine ACCA papers
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements in both three year (single week or summer internship) and four year (year in industry) variants
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time - our modules come with a lecture (in classes sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in classes sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities - we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students - click here for more details. 

Course description

All of our undergraduate programmes combine a range of compulsory modules that students must study in their first year with us before giving you significant freedom to pick optional modules  in later years to allow you to focus in on your own interests and specialisation.

Our BSc Accounting and Finance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning that graduates can apply for exemption from the CIMA professional examinations. Swansea also offers a number of exemptions from ACCA examinations that are possible from University study. This means that graduates of this scheme may be exempt (depending on module selection) from 8 out of 9 of the ACCA  'Fundamentals' examinations.

Scholarships

Swansea University offers a range of scholarships to help fund your studies, including: 

Excellence Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAA or above at A-Level (or equivalent) - £3000 over 2 years. 

Merit Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAB at A-Level (or equivalent - £2000 over 2 years. 

For more information on scholarships and other funding opportunities available at Swansea, please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

The School of Management also offers the Developing Futures Scholarship package, which encourages students to develop a number of professional skills whilst working with the School throughout the academic year.

Undergraduate scholarship of £2000 towards tuition fees.

Available to non-EU (International) students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

Postgraduate scholarship of £3000 towards tuition fees.

Available to all UK/EU and International students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

More information on Developing Futures Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found here.

Careers and employability prospects

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you'll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or 'Week of Work' initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition 'The Pitch'

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

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 awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14550 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £14,550

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of 'ABB-BBB' or better.   No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with other qualifications below. GCSE Maths and English minimum grade is also required. 

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18-unit)

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.

English Language

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. Further details can be found here.

International Qualifications

View the international qualifications that we accept, and the level required, for International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

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