Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice.
You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:
The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations.
You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector.
You will learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the “Triple Crown“.
Many of our Accounting and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as:
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.
We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.
There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DMM – there are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes
There are no specific subject requirements.
International Baccalaureate requirements
112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.
Plus minimum of
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
All module information is subject to change.
Business Economics (AFE4001-B)
Business Law and Ethics for Accountants (LAW4006-B)
Introduction to Accounting (AFE4005-B)
Introduction to Finance (AFE4004-B)
Principles of Management (OIM4006-B)
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (OIM4012-B)
Foundations of Marketing (MAR4002-B)
Operations and Technology Management (OIM4011-B)
People, Work and Organisations/Work in Context (HRM4009-B)
Principles and Practice of International Business (SIB4001-B)
Employability and Enterprise Skills (HRM5004-B)
Financial Management (AFE5011-B)
Financial Accounting (AFE5008-B)
Management Accounting (AFE5004-B)
Multinational Finance and Investment (AFE5013-B)
Integrated Marketing Communications (MAR5007-B)
Management of Information Systems (OIM5009-B)
Organisational Design and Analysis (HRM5014-B)
Strategic Management (SIB5003-B)
Accounting and Finance Project (AFE6031-B)
Empirical Methods in Accounting and Finance (AFE6014-B)
International Accounting and Reporting (AFE6012-B)
Risk Management and Derivatives (AFE6013-B)
Auditing (AFE5009-B) (if not taken in the previous year)
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (HRM6010-B)
Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations (HRM6011-B)
Contemporary Issues in Economics (AFE6018-B)
Cross-Cultural Management (SIB6009-B)
Interactive Services Marketing (MAR6011-B)
University Elective (semester 2 only)
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.
AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.
All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited.
During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme (PDF, 2.8 MB) offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:
In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.
Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.
This course prepares you well for a career in accounting, financial management or the financial services sector, as well as wider management positions. Employers of our graduates include HSBC, Asda, NG Bailey, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and the Department of Health.
91.5% of our 2017 graduates in Accounting and Finance found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*
The average starting salary for our 2017 Accounting and Finance graduates was £22,583.*
These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
For all taught modules your learning will be directed, supported and reinforced through a combination of lectures, tutorials, small group seminars, virtual learning environment activities and guided private studies. Generally, for each module, you will attend one lecture and one tutorial each week during which you will be in direct contact with teaching staff.
The School of Management is committed to demonstrating the relevance of taught material to real business problems; you can expect to see guest industry lectures and the use of real industry sponsored business problems for assessment purposes.
Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of particular modules and the stage of study. Accordingly, a mixture of examinations, essays, group work and presentations will be used in assessment of your work.
You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support.
Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area
These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.
You will be taught by research-active teaching staff. This means you will have access to the latest knowledge and tools in the areas of accounting and finance.
The final year dissertation module will allow you to develop a research topic in an area of Accounting or finance of your choice.