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Accounting and Finance

University of South Wales
On campus
3 Years
Apply date
Aug 2024

Program Description

Our multi-accredited accounting and finance degree offers you the chance to develop and practise your technical knowledge, skills and expertise, while gaining professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies.

You will gain a solid grounding in the core elements of accounting and finance, ensuring you are well prepared for a variety of accountancy careers. Topics covered include financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, audit, and computerised accounting systems. You will also have the chance to gain a CIMA-accredited certificate in Sage, which is the UK’s biggest accounting software provider.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has fully accredited this Accounting degree, so you can gain up to the maximum exemptions from a professional qualification when you graduate.

We are a recognised Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 'Partner in Learning' and, depending on your module choices, you can gain exemptions from ICAEW, with further exemptions offered towards the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) examinations. This course is also available through Network75, a combined work and study route.

Accounting and Finance at USW has ranked in the Top 25 in the UK for the past two years (Guardian League Table 2020 and 2021).

There may be additional costs by this University.

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Year 1

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

The Business Environment for Accountants

Business and Corporate Law

Data Analysis and Computerised Accounting

Personal Financial Planning

Year 2

Financial Reporting

Management Accounting for planning and control

Financial Management

Digital Accounting

Auditing and Assurance

Professional Development in Accounting & Finance 1

Year 3

Advanced Financial Reporting
Global Governance, Risk and Ethics
Business Analysis for Accountants
Accounting Research

You can also choose to undertake a further two modules from the following list:
Advanced Management Accounting
Theory and Practice of Securities Trading
Cases in Audit
Principles of Forensic Accounting
Introduction to Islamic Finance


  • Management
  • Financial accounting
  • Tax-related work
  • Management consultancy

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