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University of Bristol

Accounting and Finance (with study in Continental Europe)

UCAS Code: NN34
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Student score
77% LOW
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics. Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
SH:AAA-AH:AA

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

25%

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

Not available

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

Bristol has a reputation for producing high-quality graduates with strong quantitative skills, giving rise to plenty of opportunities for those interested in careers in accounting or finance. Our graduates are in great demand by employers and if you choose to continue into the accounting profession, you will find that you are eligible for several exemptions from professional exams of the major accountancy bodies including ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA. Our teaching staff offer a balance of leading researchers and qualified accountants, and your contact time will include lectures, small-group teaching and informal drop-in classes. The facilities available to you include a state-of-the-art trading room, equipped with Bloomberg terminals (used in major banks), allowing you to get hands-on experience that will enhance your skill set should you wish to pursue a career in finance. The department is small enough to be friendly and offer strong student support, yet big enough to provide an international experience. We have a diverse international intake, as well as strong links with partner institutions in Europe, Australia, Korea and Singapore.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

83%
17%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

92%
8%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
61% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
447 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

30%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications – finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
59% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
441 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

34%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

31%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but a lot 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, and some go into management or marketing. The recent setbacks in the finance industry have meant the employment figures are not as good as usual and if the industry recovers, we'd expect to see that data improve. 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 hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment in 2012. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduate, 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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