This applied and future-focused course balances knowledge and skills in accounting with an applied understanding of finance, giving access to a wide range of financial careers. You will also gain some exemptions from professional accounting examinations.
Why study accounting and finance?
Sound financial decisions are at the core of every successful business, so the demand for financially skilled and knowledgeable graduates is always high.
This BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance will provide you with the key knowledge and skills to access a wide range of career opportunities, as well as a variety of specialist options.
Why UWE Bristol?
Your learning will be driven by real-world practice and current market innovations, giving you an excellent foundation for your future career. You'll develop technical skills in key aspects of accounting and finance, and practice applying these in authentic contexts. You'll gain core professional skills in sessions led by employers drawn from our strong business partnerships.
Based in our Bristol Business School, you'll benefit from purpose-built facilities, including interactive learning rooms and spaces for individual and group study. The Academic Success Centre will support your academic skills development at every stage of your course.
In our Bloomberg Trading Suite, you will explore and apply real-time financial data, and can gain the industry-recognised Bloomberg Certificate.
You can develop your entrepreneurial skills through University enterprise competitions and Grand Challenge projects. Join a Business Clinic team and gain experience of providing pro-bono advice to small businesses and voluntary organisations.
This course shares a first year with our BSc(Hons) Accounting and BA(Hons) Accounting and Management, with full transferability between courses at the end of the first year.
Where can it take me?
As a graduate with skills in accounting and broader areas of finance, you could pursue professional qualifications or enter a wide range of careers in areas such as financial management, investment and business development.
You could choose to become an investment analyst, broker, portfolio manager, financial consultant or credit manager.
Or you may take the entrepreneurial route, and use your skills to develop financial innovations or digital technologies. The opportunities are many and varied.
Accredited by the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and IFA
The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute | of Financial Accountants (IFA). This means you will gain exemptions from several of their professional examinations, giving you a useful head start in your professional studies.