This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.
Our Accounting & Law joint honours degree allows you to reap the theoretical and practical frameworks of two disciplines on one all-encompassing course.
The course is accredited by four industry-leading bodies – the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Charted Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Association of International Accountants. Its content will help you acquire accounting skills and legal knowledge, enabling you to pursue a career in either profession or combine the two. What’s more, in addition to being multi-accredited, the course has exemptions for accountancy qualifications, allowing you to reduce the number of exams you have to sit to become a Chartered Accountant.
To be a successful accountant, you’ll need an understanding of the law, while commercial lawyers often operate in accounting and financial environments. During the first year you’ll study core subjects within the realms of accounting, finance and economics, but in year two the course boasts flexibility as it allows you to diversify into specialist subjects and transfer to an alternative pathway, allowing you to bring your curriculum in line with your future career aspirations.
The second year also opens the door to travel, as those interested in studying abroad will have the opportunity to learn at one of our international partner institutions; currently we have partners in Australia, Canada and Europe. In year three, you’ll get the option to throw yourself into a real-world working environment with a 30-week placement. Completed at home or abroad, you can use the opportunity to implement the theoretical framework forged in the classroom, generate a network of professional contacts, add that all-important experience to your resume, and ultimately improve your employability.
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Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Association of International Accountants
All subjects considered