On this course you will be taught about international standards, practices of accounting, thinking globally and working across cultures. You will develop excellent analytical, team working, problem solving and communication skills plus the commercial awareness to prepare for your future employment.
Year 1 provides a broad teaching of core knowledge and skills in accounting, accounting software, business, IT and economics. It starts with an induction week where you will meet fellow students and your personal academic adviser.
In Years 2 and 3 you continue to study financial and management accounting and corporate finance. You will take a module which will enable you to develop the skills and competencies you will need for your career development, including the transition into graduate employment. You can complete your programme with career-relevant electives in audit, tax, finance or law.
In Year 3 there is the option of a work placement which will enable you to graduate with highly valued graduate-level work experience alongside the academic knowledge and transferable skills gained throughout the course.
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As our courses are reviewed regularly, the module lists you choose from
may differ from the ones listed here.
You can spend your third year on a work placement, which 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 accounting and finance 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.
For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding section.
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.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your
- Improving your employment prospects within an international market
- Boosting your language skills
- Building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- Improving your knowledge of different cultures.
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is
available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international
programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
There is also a European work placement programme which gives you the
chance to work abroad as part of your studies.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
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.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
on the website. For more information, please visit our
Changes to programmes