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Accounting and Finance
September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen
Part time: up to 8 years
Professional exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA exams
UCAS Tariff Points
Our Accounting and Finance degree will help you to develop an international perspective and excellent skills in:
- team work
- problem solving
Most of our teaching staff are qualified accountants. Their professional experience will enrich your classroom experience and curriculum. You will benefit from our close links with leading practitioners and employers. This also ensures that your learning experience is practical, relevant and up to date.
You can be part of our Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES) project in your second or final year. This gives you experience in working for a local charity to assist with their accounting.
We have an established relationship with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants. We also have Partner in Learning status with the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
You may also be interested in our Accounting and Economics course, which shares modules with Accounting and Finance.
How to apply
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 104
A Level: BCC
IB Points: 29
UCAS Tariff Points: 96
A Level: CCC
IB Points: 28
Further offer details
Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions: email@example.com
If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course, like Foundation in Business or an international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.
Holders of the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Level 3 Diploma, who also have or are taking one or more A-levels or equivalent, will be considered for admission to year 1 of this course.
Holders of the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Level 4 Diploma will be considered for admission to year 2 of this course.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Mathematics (grade C/4 or above)
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
International qualifications and equivalences
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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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. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
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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.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
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.
Funding your studies
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On this course you will learn about:
- international standards
- practices of accounting
- thinking globally
- working across cultures.
You will develop the analytical skills and commercial awareness to prepare for your future employment. As well as excellent skills in:
- team working
- problem solving
Year 1 starts with an induction week where you will meet fellow students and your personal academic adviser.
You'll learn core knowledge and skills in:
- accounting software
In Years 2 and 3 you continue to study financial and management accounting and corporate finance. You'll take a module to develop the skills and competencies needed for your career development, including the transition into graduate employment. You can complete your course with electives in audit, tax, finance or law.
In Year 3 you can choose a work placement. This enables you to graduate with valued graduate-level work experience.
Intro to Accounting I (double)
Raising Individual Financial Awareness
Essential Information Skills
Intro to Accounting II
Foundations of Business
Business Accounting Systems
Financial Accounting and Reporting (double)
Personal and Professional Development
Research in Accounting
Choose two additional modules from this list
- Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage
- Corporate and Business Law
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- Independent Study in Business
- International Finance
- Introduction to Auditing Practice
- Management Information Systems
- Managing the Digital Business
- Personal Taxation
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Optional Work Placement Year (includes a Placement Search and Preparation module in your second year)
A third year work placement is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer.
Recently, accounting students have enjoyed exciting and intellectually challenging positions at accounting firms such as EY, Deloitte, BDO and GT as well as in well known organisations such as the NHS, McDonalds, Easyjet, Lloyds Banking, Investec Bank and Harley Davidson.
During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university. It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role. Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location. Learn more about how Oxford Brookes Business School supports students secure a work placement.
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Dissertation in Accounting (double) OR Accounting Synoptic
Financial Accounting Theory
Business Aspects of Management Accounting
Choose three additional modules from this list
- Advanced Financial Management*
- Applied Audit and Assurance
- Business Accountability and Responsibility
- Business Intelligence and Decision Making
- Business Taxation
- Contemporary Issues in Finance*
- Independent Study
*Students must take one of these, the other can be taken as an elective.
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
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.
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Assessment methods used on this course
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.
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.
After you graduate
This course will equip you with the skills for a career in accounting and finance. It will also prepare you to join a general graduate training scheme, set up your own business or study at postgraduate level.
Many of our graduates have gone onto work in large organisations including KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Grant Thornton, Haines Watts, the Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
On this course you will also have the opportunity to enhance your employability by taking part in our successful project which will provide you with an invaluable experience: Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES), where, after free training, you can gain real-world experience by performing voluntary accounting roles at local charities and community groups.
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.
Information from Discover Uni
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