Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

The Accounting and Finance course at Kent is designed to kick-start your career if you see yourself working for a business in the fields of finance and accountancy. It will equip you with a background in core accounting and finance theories and knowledge of the latest techniques which you can apply to real business data in our Bloomberg Finance Lab.  You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. You will graduate with the skills and confidence to become a qualified accountant or venture into other areas of the financial sector and valuable work experience on your CV. This course is accredited by five international accounting bodies (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, CPA) providing you with as many exemptions as possible to support you if you choose the path to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Reasons to study Accounting and Finance at Kent Study at a 'Triple crown' accredited business schoolOur expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwideAccounting and Finance at Kent was ranked 35th in The Times Good University Guide 2022Our degree is accredited by five international accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CPA Many of our graduates go on to work at the Big Four accounting firms: PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMGGain access to real market data and enhance employability skills in our Bloomberg Finance Lab, All Kent Business School students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase schemeLaunch a start-up and become an entrepreneur at our ASPIRE centreCareers support from enrolment to three years after you graduate Support from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Adviser Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience What you’ll learn Our curriculum is shaped by our close work with our accrediting bodies. You’ll learn about accounting and finance, its role in business and society, and explore core elements of the subject such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics, and Strategic Management. You can also focus on specialist areas such as taxation, auditing, international investment and banking. You’ll also experience accounting and finance in action with in-class live case studies from visiting speakers, enterprise challenges, and company visits. We also work with our accrediting bodies outside of the classroom to help you to network and develop other skills. For example, the ICAEW run an annual speed-meeting event with final year students, where you can meet recruiting employers. The CIMA regularly visit to give talks and host business games. See the modules you’ll study I have enjoyed all the financial accounting modules because I love working with numbers. They gave me a deeper understanding of the different financial instruments that are available to individuals and organisations. ~ Nadia Simpson, Accounting and Finance, graduated 2020.

Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation.


We use a variety of teaching methods, including;

  • lectures
  • small group seminars
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • Computer workshops including exposure to industry standard packages such as Excel and Bloomberg.

Classroom-based learning is supported by the latest online technologies and learning platforms.


Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams.

Coursework takes a variety of forms and includes;

  • reports
  • essays
  • group presentations
  • computer based assignments
  • online tests and quizzes.

Exams are individual written assessments tested under time-controlled conditions.

To proceed to the next year you must achieve satisfactory results. Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third years (and Placement Year/Year Abroad if chosen) and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.

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Intellectual Skills

Subject-specific skills

Transferable skills

For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification below:

BSc Accounting and Finance

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