Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) – 2018 entry

Surrey's Accounting and Finance programme is an excellent way to prepare yourself for any chartered professional accounting qualification, and is also a great way to find out if it is the right career choice for you.

What you'll study

The demand for qualified accounting and finance professionals continues to grow internationally. This programme from Surrey Business School is designed to match the requirements of the UK accounting bodies, allowing you to take significant strides towards becoming a qualified accountant, as well as fostering skills that are vital to a range of careers in business.

Programme overview

You will explore core elements of accounting and finance in detail, through modules on financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial risk.

Our programme also delves into various aspects of business operations, from the challenges of managing people, processes and customers to the way organisations operate within a global political, legal and social environment.

This blend of specific accounting and finance modules with a wider understanding of business gives you both a strong theoretical foundation in the subject and an appreciation of how accounting and finance are applied in real-world business situations.

Programme structure 

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specification documents which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Professional Training placement (optional)

Many of our students opt to do a Professional Training placement. These normally begin at the end of the second academic year and finish in time for you to begin the third year of study.

Professional Training placements offer students the opportunity to gain access to the world of work, including meeting employers, developing job search skills and acquiring the employability skills that employers look for. Find out more about Professional Training placements

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by five major accounting bodies: ACCACIMACIPFAICAS and ICAEW, where we are recognised and accredited as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.

Whichever of these bodies you choose to join upon graduation, you will earn exemptions from a significant number of professional examinations.

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) logo
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accredited Programme logo
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Partner in Learning logo
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) logo
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) logo
Association of MBAs (AMBA) Accredited logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Accredited logo

Teaching

Each 15-credit module is designed to involve 150 hours of student work. This time will be spent in lectures, computer labs and tutorials, and includes private study on your own or in small study groups.

You will also write essays and assignments, drawing on your understanding of a particular area.

Our staff members are innovative in delivering engaging learning sessions that bring together theory and practice for your intellectual and professional development.

Assessment

Modules are assessed individually and credits are awarded for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations and reports.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's Module Catalogue. See the programme structure section for more information.

Academic support

You are allocated a personal tutor to guide you through the programme and advise on your option choices and future career, helping you to get the most out of your time at Surrey.

Global opportunities

We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. To check where you can go, visit our Global Exchanges pages.

We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year.

Surrey Business School currently has exchange agreements spanning four continents of the globe. Our partners include: 

  • University of Sydney
  • Seoul National University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Mannheim
  • Linkoping University
  • Grenoble École de Management

Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of our European partners, you will be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of accounting and finance, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.

In your third year, you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in Europe and beyond; if working in Europe, you will again be eligible for an Erasmus grant. 

This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also to improve or learn another language.

Careers and Professional Training

We are very proud of our track record for graduate employability. One of the main reasons for our graduate employability success is our Professional Training placement programme which is one of the largest in the World, with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. To find out more visit our Careers and Professional Training pages.

Graduate prospects

Surrey Business School has a proven track record of graduate employment and this programme has been especially designed to help ensure excellent employment opportunities in all sectors.

Upon graduation, if you choose to join one of the professional accounting bodies that have accredited the programme, you will receive exemptions from several professional examinations, giving you a head start in achieving a professional qualification.

2018 Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

A-level

Overall: AAB.

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B (5) (or equivalent).

Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

Access to HE Diploma

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit.

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C (4) and Mathematics at Grade B(5) (or equivalent).

Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

Overall: DDD.

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade B (5) (or equivalent).

Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

European Baccalaureate

Overall: 82%.

GCSE or Equivalent: Maths 6 and either English Language (1/2) 6 or English Language (3)7.

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 34.

GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.

Science Practical Certificate

Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Scottish Highers

Overall: AAABB.

GCSE or Equivalent: English Language - Scottish National 5 - C. Maths - Scottish National 5 - B.

Applicants must have achieved these Scottish National grades at the time of making their application.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. 

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language C (4) and Mathematics at Grade B(5) (or equivalent).

Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.  

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

Select your country:

Selection process

Offers are normally made in terms of grades.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an Applicant Day. During the visit to the University the candidate can find out more about the programme and meet staff and students.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

See 2017 entry information

Course Options

Qualification Course Length Professional Training UCAS code KIS code
BSc (Hons) 3 years NN34 View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) 4 years NN35 View KIS data set

Tuition fees

View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate programmes.

The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Professional Training placement fees

Programmes marked with a tick in the table above include a Professional Training placement.

A reduced fee is charged for Professional Training placements.

Fees will not have to be paid up front for those eligible students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees. The Professional Training placement is a key factor in the high employability rates achieved by students with Surrey degrees.

Bursaries and scholarships

We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.

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International students

Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.

How to apply

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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