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Whatever area of business you want to go into, accounting and financial skills will always be in demand. At Oxford Brookes, you’ll build a strong understanding of how businesses operate around the world. The practical nature of the course means you’ll feel confident and prepared for life in the working world.
Our teaching staff include qualified accountants and academic experts who will bring their professional insight and research findings into the classroom. We have excellent relationships with employers too, helping our graduates become sought-after applicants in businesses around the world. You can benefit from the real-world insights of guest speakers and a curriculum that teaches you the skills businesses are looking for.
This accounting and finance degree is recognised by both the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). That means your studies will count towards your qualification as a chartered professional.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Accelerate your career by working your way towards being a qualified accountant with ACCA, ICAEW, or CIMA.
With staff and students from all over the world, you’ll see business from different perspectives.
Explore your interests
Choose from elective modules to focus on a specific area, like economics or taxation.
Pursue your passion
Your dissertation gives you a chance to study something you care about in real depth.
Learn by doing
We believe in the power of experience so you’ll apply your knowledge to real-world situations. There are also opportunities for voluntary accountancy work with local charitable organisations.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
Year 1 begins with introductions to core skills in accounting, business, IT, and economics. You’ll closely follow the guidelines set by the main accounting bodies so you can be confident that what you’re learning will be relevant to your career.
In Year 2, the Personal and Professional Development module, helps you develop the skills needed for a successful career. You’ll also have access to our virtual Bloomberg Trading Suite, where you can make mock transactions, with a focus on sustainable finance and ethical trading. Along with optional modules, you can start to specialise in an area you’re interested in.
You can take an optional placement year after Year 2. Past students have gone to organisations like Deloitte, the NHS, Lloyds Banking, and Harley Davidson.
Your final year will build on what you’ve learned so far. You’ll have more optional modules to choose from. You can also choose between a dissertation to explore a subject in real depth or a synoptic where you’ll pull together your knowledge of both financial and management accounting and explore the relationship between them.
Learning and teaching
During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in activities such as:
- computer-based simulations
- mock audits
- group presentations
- analysis of financial data and information
- discussions of topical material (such as newspaper articles, videos and websites).
We organise visiting speakers from business and the professional bodies.
Our e-learning options allow you to:
- take self-study quizzes and diagnostic assessments
- participate in online discussion groups
- work in groups to prepare wikis as part of the assessment process.
We are delighted to have launched our new Bloomberg Trading Suite.
Students on our Accounting, Finance and Economics courses can gain certification and experience of trading on the financial markets by making mock transactions using real-world financial market data. Read our in-depth news story to find out more.
We use a variety of assessment approaches including:
- reports, essays
- case study analysis
You will benefit from ongoing in-depth, specific feedback on your work. This means you know exactly which areas you need to focus on to do the best you can in your studies. As well as develop yourself for your future career.
The majority of teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities fall outside of these hours.
If you’re planning to become an accountant, then this is an ideal course. You’ll benefit from exemptions from your professional exams with ACCA, ICAEW, or CIMA. In fact, we have the maximum possible number of exemptions with ACCA, so that’s 9 exams you’ve already qualified for by graduation. If you decide to stay with us for postgraduate study we can prepare you for your professional level ACCA exams too.
We’ll help you prepare for professional life throughout the course, with modules focused on professional practice. You won’t just learn accountancy, you’ll learn what it’s like to be an accountant.
However, accountancy is just one area of business you might like to explore. Your strong understanding of finance will be a benefit to any business in any industry. Our graduates are working in organisations like:
- Grant Thornton
- Haines Watts
- HM Treasury
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
You could also look for a graduate scheme or even decide to start your own business.
"I really like the teachers and I really like their teaching styles. Having had a foundation I really understand what I’m being taught. I’ve found it quite relaxing, quite laid back. However if I do need any help the teachers are always there, they’ve got the office hours."Read more about Yanling
I really like the teachers and I really like their teaching styles. Having had a foundation I really understand what I’m being taught. I’ve found it quite relaxing, quite laid back. However if I do need any help the teachers are always there, they’ve got the office hours.Read more about Yanling
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Transitional Year One in Chengdu, China
If you are based in China, you can complete the first year of your programme in Chengdu, before joining us in Oxford for Years 2 and 3. Please visit our Chinese website and the China country pages to explore options for in-country study or contact us on email@example.com to find out more.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
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Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.