BSc (Hons) Business Accounting

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BSc (Hons) Business Accounting

Who is this course for?
This course is for school-leavers and career-switchers who are interested in gaining a business accounting degree alongside an accelerated start to a career as a professional Chartered Accountant. Chartered Accountants provide trusted advice and guidance to businesses and hold influential positions as business leaders, decision-makers and trusted advisers. From the largest listed companies to the most interesting and influential organisations, you’ll find a Chartered Accountant shaping their success.

This challenging course offers students the chance to gain a business degree as well as completing 80% of the qualifying exams and work-experience required to gain the coveted ICAEW ACA Chartered Accountant qualification. All work placements will be paid, offering students the ability to earn whilst they learn.

How long is this course and when does it run?
This is a four-year Bachelor’s degree programme, starting in September 2024 (subject to final approval)
The deadline for applications is 3 1st May 2024

What are the entry requirements for the course?
112 UCAS points
GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above and English at grade 4 or above.
Other level 3 qualifications will be considered and mature applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

What will I study on this course?
The degree contains all you would expect in a business and management degree, with additional emphasis on the key knowledge, skills and dispositions required by the professional accountanacy body. You will learn about business organisations and the role of the finance function; the economic environment of business, the legal and regulatory context, as well as business strategy, ethics and governance. You will be introduced to the role of accounting in reporting to external stakeholders and supporting management decision-making at all levels; and about taxation and tax strategy in the international context. You will be taught by experienced academics and professionals who are experts in their field and there will be ample opportunity to apply what you know during your four extended work placements.

What qualification will I gain?
BSc (Hons) Business Accounting from the University of Plymouth. When you complete your degree you will be just over a year away from the full ICAEW ACA qualification.

How will it be assessed?The course is assessed through a combination of assignments, essays, coursework and formal written and online exams.

What does this course lead on to?This course is your springboard to a fulfilling career as a professional accountant.

Work experience
You will have a paid work placement at a global Big Four accountancy firm for approximately 12 weeks (one term) in each academic year. They may be further opportunities for paid internships over the extended summer break.

How much will it cost?
Fees for the 2024-2025 academic year are to be confirmed but will be no more than £9250.
Students will be able to apply for financial support from Student Finance
Student Finance

Extra information
For more information, please email UCJ Admin


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