BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Internship

Course summary

Our accounting courses were rated the best in London for personal development in the National Student Survey 2016.

Students in the libraryOverview
On this Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance you will learn principles of accounting and finance, while developing key skills to excel in the financial marketplace as well as gaining important professional experience. Our tutors are professionally qualified and have worked in industry, giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge.

This course combines the theoretical knowledge that you will gain in lectures with practical experience, through a one year internship. With this combination of knowledge, skills and experience, you will be in a position to excel in the financial marketplace.

Why choose this course?

As a team, we do everything we can for our students, but do not take our word for it. Since the student satisfaction ratings were first introduced, this course has frequently featured in the top ten accounting degrees in the country.

The accountants in our teaching team are all professionally qualified, the majority with the Big Four accounting firms. All our teaching staff pride themselves on putting our students first, and you will always have academic support when you need it. Your tutors will work with you as an individual to make the most of your career opportunities.

How you learn is almost as important as what you learn, and it is our job to ensure we give you all the information you need in as interesting and varied a way as possible.

You will listen, learn, discuss and gain hands-on experience of how business and finance work through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops.

At the University of West London, we aim to combine traditional academic teaching with up-to-date training in the skills needed to be successful in the modern world.

Career and study progression
The course has been designed to maximise exemptions that may be obtained from the professional accounting bodies' examinations.

When you graduate you will be awarded up to nine exemptions from ACCA and it is possible to become a qualified accountant within two years of graduation. This means that in a period of five years you can achieve a good honours degree and a prestigious accounting qualification.

The course aims to start you on the path to a rewarding career in accounting or finance. Accounting firms - especially large international ones - offer a huge range of career opportunities to suit all interests, including:

  • auditing and assurance work
  • corporate finance
  • human resources
  • insolvency
  • IT consulting
  • management consulting
  • tax planning.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.

Course detail

Studying with us
While on the course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a one year paid internship. This is  highly valued by future employers.

Internships provide a stimulating experience allowing you to understand the specific job functions organisations and industry may require, thus enhancing your knowledge by allowing you to put theory into practice.

What modules will I study as part of my course?

Year one

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Professional Skills for Accountants
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Computer Skills for Accountants.

Year two

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Taxation
  • Auditing in Context
  • Business and Corporate Law.

Year three

  • Internship.

Year four

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Performance Management and Control
  • Project

Plus two options from:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Financial Modelling
  • International Business Finance.

Entry requirements

You will need 112-120 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications, normally in a minimum of two subject areas. These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate points: 29

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalents.

If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
Fees for our 2018 courses have not yet been released.

Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.


Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

Apply for this course

UK and EU students

Apply for this course at www.ucas.com when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.

If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).

If you are making an early application, before UCAS has opened, you can apply directly to the University by clicking the red 'apply now' button above. You should also use this button to receive specialist information if you are applying for Nursing and Midwifery courses.

More about how to apply to the University of West London.

International students

Apply at www.ucas.com or complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form or you can download the print version.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

During the course

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Career and study progression

Accounting tends to be non-cyclical with professionals needed in both buoyant economic times and also when the economy is not performing well.

On completion of this course, graduates will be in a position to apply for a vast range of accounting and finance appointments in areas that include:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • auditing
  • taxation
  • corporate finance.

Study progression

Most of our students go on to study for ACCA qualifications, and others take a postgraduate degree.

See our postgraduate courses page to view the full range of postgraduate degree courses offered by the Claude Littner Business School.

Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 96% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.