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Accounting and Finance (with a Year in Industry)
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Accounting and Finance (with a Year in Industry)

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
 2941 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Become a highly skilled, career-ready graduate when you study our multi-accredited, BSc Accounting and Finance degree.

Not only will you get a head start to achieving Chartered Accountant status with global accrediting bodies - ACCA , ICAEW and CIMA, but you will also study a huge selection of topics from Management Accounting and Financial Accounting to Corporate Finance.

Our course is designed to ensure you are taught the most relevant, cutting-edge topics- which will make you stand out from other candidates in the job market.

You will gain both the technical and practical skills needed to thrive in the world of accounting and finance; and will have the opportunity to complete a zero-credit module- designed to guide you through an entire process of setting up a computerised accounting system- using SAGE Line 50. This invaluable practical know-how and your vast knowledge of both accounting and finance will give you a serious edge when you graduate from Swansea University.

• Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.
• For a Year in Industry you will be charged 20% of the agreed standard fee.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
IB Diploma
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
International Baccalaureate
A levels
TOEFL (internet based)
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.

Alternative Entry Qualifications:

  • A level (or equivalent) typical offer: ABB-BBB from any subject (excluding General Studies)
  • BTEC: DDM or higher

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Swansea ELTS test (SWELT): 6.0
  • INTO English Language Assessment: 169
  • CaMLA - Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): 650
  • Euroexam @ C1 academic level: Pass

Important Information:

  • For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme.


Year 1

Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance

Foundations of Financial Accounting

Marketing and Strategy

Economics 1 for Accounting and Finance


Statistics 1 for Accounting and Finance

Managing People and Operations

Foundations of Management Accounting

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Corporate Finance 1

Management Accounting 1A

Financial Accounting 1A

Financial Markets and Institutions

Management Accounting 1B

Financial Accounting 1B

Optional Modules: Semester 1:

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Strategic Marketing Planning

Digital Marketing

Change Management

International Marketing

Information Systems

Organisational Behaviour

Management Science 1

Intermediate Microeconomics

Economic History and Industrial Development

Environmental and Resource Economics

Global Business Environment: International Political Economy

Strategic Analysis

Applied Entrepreneurship - The Pitch

Critical Thinking in Entrepreneurship

Intermediate Mathematical Economics

Introductory Econometrics

Contemporary Issues in Tourism

Tourism Marketing

Business and Employment Law

English for Management 1

Semester 2:

Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds

Human Resource Management

Management Consulting 1

Consumer Behaviour

International Business

Supply Chain Management

Business Information Systems


Business Analytics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Economics of European Union

Economic Policy

Economic Development

Auditing 1

Decision Analysis

Social Aspects of Organisation

Health Economics

Managerial Economics

Entrepreneurship for Tourism Experiences

Tourism in Practice

English for Management 2

English for Management 1 (TB2)

Year 3 - Industry

One year industrial placement

Year 4

Optional Finance Modules:

Financial Market Efficiency

Investment Banking

Financial Services

Corporate Finance 2

Financial Economics

Financial Innovation and Risk Management

Asset Management

Derivatives and Risk Management

Risk Management in Banking

Contemporary Issues in Finance

Business and Employment Law

Law of International Corporate Governance

Time Series Forecasting

Optional Accounting Modules:

Management Accounting 2

Financial Accounting 2

Taxation 1

Auditing 2

Management Accounting 3

Taxation 2

Business and Employment Law

Law of International Corporate Governance

Time Series Forecasting

Forensic Accounting

International Financial Management

Computerised Accounting

Optional SoM Modules:

Marketing Research

International Human Resource Management

Marketing Communications

Power and Organisation

Innovation Management

Project Management

Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1

Lean Operations

Data Mining

Application Development

Mathematical Economics

Time Series Econometrics

Labour Economics

Applied Money and Banking Economics

Strategic Implementation

Advanced Economic Analysis

Rheoli Prosiectau (Project Management)

Sustainable Tourism

International Economic Policy

English for Management 1

Business Ethics


Marketing Ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Information Technology Service Management

International Standards

Sustainability and Environmental Management

Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis

Public Choice

Microeconometrics and Panel Data Models

Economies of the Middle and Far East

Monetary Economics

Social Media Marketing

Tourism Planning

History of Economic Thought

International Economics and Trade

Contending Perspectives in Economics

English for Management 2

English for Management 1 (TB2)

Assessment Method

  • Study groups and/or workshops
  • Learning /student support
  • Academic mentor meetings
  • Staff consultation and office hours
  • Independent study (including further research and assignment preparation)


As an Accounting and Finance graduate from Swansea, you will find yourself in a great position to secure rewarding employment at any desirable organisation.

Whether your target is EY, Deloitte, KPMG or PwC, this degree makes you a strong candidate for employment. Your next step could lie in any of these roles:

  • Wealth management or investment adviser
  • Accountant or actuary
  • Banking professional
  • Auditor
  • Finance analyst

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