Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
There’s growing demand from businesses around the world for qualified accounting and finance professionals. This programme is designed to match the requirements of the UK’s accounting bodies, allowing you to take significant steps towards becoming a qualified accountant, as well as developing skills essential for all kinds of business careers.
The Surrey Business School has a fantastic track record for graduate employment. We make use of guest speakers from business and industry, and embed our own internationally renowned research into your studies.
What you will study
You’ll explore the core elements of accounting and finance in detail, through modules on financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial risk.
Our BSc Accounting and Finance course 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 theory is applied in real-world business situations.
|Qualification||Course length||Foundation year||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BSc (Hons)||36 months||NN34||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||NN35||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||NN36||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||60 months||NN37||View KIS data set|
Professional Training placements
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement. These will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
Accounting and Finance placements
Some organisations that have participated in this scheme include:
- Morgan Stanley
- The Walt Disney Company
- Roffe Swayne
- Kerry Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd
- Baker Tilly TFW (Singapore).
Applying for placements
Professional Training placements are usually applied for and secured via an open and free-to-all process, within which students can select and apply for numerous opportunities. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way. However, support is also provided to students wishing to source their own placement, subject to university requirements being met.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however they are given thorough support and guidance alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
BSc (Hons) - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
BSc (Hons) - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
BSc (Hons) - Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)
Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Surrey Business School has a proven track record of graduate employment and this programme is designed to help you get excellent employment opportunities.
Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:
- Tax Trainee, Roffe Swayne
- Auditor, Menzies LLP
- Audit Associate, Ernst and Young LLP
- Accountant, KPMG
- Risk Graduate, Lloyds Banking Group
- Analyst, Goldman Sachs
- Trainee Accountant, PwC.
If you choose to join one of the professional accounting bodies that have accredited this course after you graduate, you’ll receive exemptions from several professional examinations, giving you a head start in achieving a professional qualification.
Study and work abroad
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. Visit our global exchanges pages to check where you can go.
The University has exchange agreements with many universities worldwide, some of which are specific to Surrey Business School. Our partners for accounting and finance include:
- University of Sydney
- University of Queensland
- Ryerson University, Canada
- University of Central Florida
- North Caroline State University
- Singapore Management University.
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 you choose to work in Europe, you may 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.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.
"Surrey provided the opportunity to do a Professional Training placement, international exchange and free language courses, which would add value to my university experience."
"Tackling such a challenging programme has shown me that, when I truly apply myself, anything is possible. More over, participating in various social events, presentations and group projects has really built my confidence."
Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.