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MAccFin (Hons) Accounting & Finance

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  • Clearing
  • UCAS Code:
    2C31
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Credits:
    480

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.
BU and you. A match made in Clearing.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or +44 (0)1202 524111.

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.

This Integrated Master’s course, which is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Association of International Accountants, the Charted Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, provides both the theoretical frameworks and practical skills required of accounting and finance professionals.

One of the key features of the course is its flexibility. Designed around a number of core units to develop your theoretical knowledge, ability to analyse financial data and understand financial instruments, you’ll be able to tailor your learning with a number of option units to suit your career ambitions. What’s more as a training provider for the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment’s (CISI) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification, depending on the units you choose, you can sit the CISI’s examinations and if successful you’ll receive a Wealth Management professional qualification alongside your Integrated Master’s degree.

A diverse array of guest speakers help to add context to what your highly-qualified and experienced lecturers teach you in the classroom, and you’ll have the option to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions during the second semester of the second year. Currently we have partners in Australia, Canada and Europe. 

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

Four years, or five years with a minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Association of International Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.
BU and you. A match made in Clearing.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or +44 (0)1202 524111.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found on the programme profile in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 618 kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer our accounting, finance and economics courses offer an optional placement year, with your placement lasting a minimum of 30 weeks. 

Although it is ultimately your responsibility to find a placement, we give you all the support you could need; our dedicated Placement Officers circulate job opportunities and offer CV, covering letter and interview coaching to ensure you have the best chance to compete for some of the top placement positions in industry.

We are proud that our students have played their part in the success of top firms including JP Morgan, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Motorola. You can also choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
  • Think logically and have an appreciation of mathematical concepts.
  • Show self motivation and effective time-management skills.

Entry requirements

Careers

This Integrated Master's degree in Accounting and Finance will prepare you for a variety of roles in organisations of all sizes and from many sectors. You'll have an excellent grounding in accounting before going on to specialise in business in your second year, ensuring that you keep your career options open.

Within six months of finishing their course, 92% of our students are in work or further study, earning an average salary of £21,000 a year. Some of our alumni of finance courses going on to work for the likes of Airbus, Arcadia, Barclays Bank Plc, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HMRC, IBM, Miscox, Threadneedle Investments and Vodafone, among many others.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.  You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will usually be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. Many are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni.

Please note that teaching staff can change on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year. You can find out more about some of the staff that are currently teaching on the course and their research activities below.

Course changes