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University of Bradford

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: N420
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Accounting
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

80 points from 2 full A levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

As UCAS tariff

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

120 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Accounting and Finance degree gives students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of how both areas of accounting and finance fits in to the broader context of business and management. It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of some of the contexts in which accounting and finance operates e.g. the legal and social environment, the accounting and finance profession, the business entity, and the capital markets. Throughout the course you will gain a feel for ‘real’ investment decisions made in industry and how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. Once you graduate from our programme you will be equipped with the specialised knowledge of the practice and theory needed to pursue further programmes of study or progress through your chosen career. This programme is accredited by major professional accounting bodies. Many of the programme’s modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of International Accountants (AIA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be eligible for exemptions from some professional examinations, which has a major advantage on your journey to qualifying as a professional accountant. Students have the option of completing Bloomberg Essentials Training certificate which holds recognition within the industry, as Bloomberg Professional is the industry’s most widely used financial information software package, both in the City of London and the world’s most important financial centres, the Trading Room provides experience of real-time investment decisions in a simulated environment. We are one of only nine UK Universities to have international membership of the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), giving our students links to 280 universities in 41 worldwide destinations. The course is designed to equip you with all the specialist skills and knowledge to enable you to succeed in your future career within the world of finance. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management. You will learn how strategic, financial and tax strategies can enhance corporate value, developing your expertise and helping you to think like an investor. You will be taught by leading academics who have worked professionally in the Accounting and Finance sector, bringing their experience and expertise to your lectures. They will explain in detail the function that accountants play, both in influencing management decisions and providing crucial information to investors. You will be introduced to computer-based techniques and specialist databases used in the accounting and financial global environment.


Year one - Business Economics (core) Introduction to Accounting (core) Introduction to Finance (core) Quantitative Methods in Information Management (core) Student Self-Development (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (option) People, Work and Organisations (option) Year two - Business Law (core) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (core) Company Law and Administration (core) Economics of Industry (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Financial Accounting (core) Financial Management (core) Management Accounting (core) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Employee Relations (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Research (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) The Transformation of Work (option). Year three – Auditing (core) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (core) Corporate Reporting (core) International Accounting (core) International Finance (core) Taxation (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) Global Business Environment (option) Human Resource Development (option) Human Resource Management (option) International and Comparative Employment Relations (option) International Business Strategy (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Organisational Change (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

University of Bradford

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The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £17.8k LOW
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.
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