Accounting and Finance BSc

University of Sussex
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This course starts in 2020

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

September 2020
  • 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Top 60 in the world for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

Our accredited Accounting and Finance degree helps you achieve professional status faster. You’ll benefit from the latest industry knowledge combined with the practical skills to launch your career.

On this course you develop the knowledge needed for a successful career as well as professional membership of the accounting profession. You learn about the risks and interdependencies of the modern global economy. And you’ll gain practical skills through real-world problem-solving exercises. This includes trading-floor simulations, using real-time data from the Bloomberg Professional service platform.

You’ll benefit from a solid grounding in the principles of business before focussing on corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, as well as more specific aspects of corporate and managerial accounting.

This degree also offers a wide range of options including leadership, entrepreneurship and law, so you can broaden your knowledge to boost your employability. You can also enrich your degree by spending time in the workplace or studying abroad.

Accreditation

These accreditations means you’re not only part-way to qualifying as an accountant but the topics you study relate directly to industry needs and will be relevant in your career. 

It is an opportunity to study finance and accounting in depth, combining technical and background knowledge and skills that I will need for a career in either profession.” Xiqi Deng

Extended Project Qualification

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects. 

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

Typical offer Subjects GCSEs

Pass with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above of which 24 credits must be at Distinction.

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes) Typical offer GCSEs

D3, M1 and M2 in the Pre-U

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would expect you to have a grade A in the A-level and D3 and M2 in the two Pre-Us.

If you have two A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would normally expect you to have grades AB in the two A-levels and D3 in the Pre-U. 

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International BaccalaureatePearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level Typical offer GCSEs

You either need to have:

  • a Grade A in a relevant A-level subject and DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
  • a Grade B in an A-level subject, plus DD in a relevant Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-5 (A*-B), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels Typical offer GCSEs

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-5 (A*-B), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) Typical offer

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-5 (A*-B), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Highers Additional requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced GCSEs

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate

Other international qualifications

Typical offer Additional requirements

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 92% to 88% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER,  or a Queensland OP of 3 to 4 or better.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Austria Typical offer Additional requirements

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 1.8 to 2.0 or better for first-year entry.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Belgium Typical offer Additional requirements

Bulgaria Typical offer Additional requirements

Canada Additional requirements

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAABB-AABBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China Typical offer Additional requirements

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses. 

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.If you want to apply for a business-related course which requires an academic ability in Mathematics, you normally also need a grade B in Mathematics from the Huikao or a score of 90 in Mathematics from the Gaokao.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Croatia Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus Typical offer Additional requirements

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 19 /20 and 18.5 /20 will be considered for first-year entry.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Czech Republic Additional requirements

Denmark Typical offer Additional requirements

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Finland Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong Typical offer Additional requirements

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 to 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives.

You must have a good level of Mathematics; you will need a score of 3 in Core Mathematics.

 Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hungary Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

  • 80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
  • 80% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

 

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran Additional requirements

Ireland Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Israel Additional requirements

Italy Typical offer Additional requirements

Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 81/100 and 85/100.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan Typical offer

You'll normally need to complete an International Foundation Year in order to apply for first year entry.  The International Study Centre on campus provides a range of options.

Latvia Additional requirements

Lithuania Additional requirements

Luxembourg Additional requirements

Malaysia Typical offer Additional requirements

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAB-ABB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Netherlands Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria Please note

  • Higher National Diploma
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

Norway Typical offer Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan Typical offer Additional requirements

You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

Poland

 

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Portugal Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Romania Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore Additional requirements

Slovakia Typical offer

Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours, normally including scores of 1 in at least three subjects or grade 1 in two subjects and grade 2 in subject.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Slovenia Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa Additional requirements

Spain Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka Additional requirements

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Sweden Typical offer Additional requirements

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland Additional requirements

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Turkey Typical offer Additional requirements

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

USA Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores.

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,5,4 to 5,4,4 in three subjects.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

 

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

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If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

For tests taken before January 2015: Grade B or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

GCE O-level

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

German AbiturGhana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptionsSelect to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

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Don’t meet our entry requirements?

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Study abroad (optional)

Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

Professional placement (optional)

You can apply to take a paid professional placement in the third year of your degree. Recent students have gone on placement at:

  • IBM
  • Hewlett Packard.

All students receive dedicated support throughout their placement – from finding an employer to preparing for an interview.

Employers, BMEc staff and students discuss the benefits of placements

My placement has given me perspective on where my degree is taking me in terms of career options, while improving my chances of employment.” Rachael FergusonAccounting and Finance BSc

Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of this program with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Life as an undergraduate student

Find out what it’s like to study business and management at Sussex, including finance, accounting and marketing

I’m an accounting historian. I want students to see how the past shapes the present and how focusing on the lessons of history can improve contemporary business practices.” Dr frances miley

Research interests

Accounting Education, business history, Critical Military Studies, Financial accounting, history and philosophy of the social sciences, public sector accounting

Fees

Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2020. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Additional costs

The Additional Fees below are for the academic year 2019/20, to give you an idea of the additional costs you may have to pay on this course. All costs are best estimates based on market values at the time they are published. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student.

Study visit abroad

This course has an optional study visit abroad for Year 3 students. The approximate contribution towards costs is £200 per student. If the study visit is undersubscribed we may offer the study visit to Year 1 postgraduate students.

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualification

You may opt for a CISI qualification. The University pays for membership and exam fees. You must buy your own workbooks at a discounted price of around £45 for each exam.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Successful completion of the course grants some exemptions to full membership. Students who choose to pursue full membership will need to pay for associated costs, such as membership fees and completion of the remaining modules. Please refer to the CIMA website for full details.

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Successful completion of the course grants some exemptions to full membership of the Association of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Students who choose to pursue full membership will need to pay for associated costs, such as membership fees, exemption fees, and completion of the remaining modules. Please refer to the CIPFA website for full details.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Successful completion of the course grants some exemptions to full membership. Students who choose to pursue full membership will need to pay for associated costs, such as membership fees, exemption fees and completion of the remaining modules. Please refer to the ACCA website for full details.

Scholarships

Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2020.

  • assurance associate, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • financial analyst, Specsavers

  • (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

Your future career

Our courses prepare you for employment in corporate or public-sector accounting and finance, consultancy, financial services, investment banking, risk analysis, portfolio management and corporate finance. 

During your degree you gain the confidence to analyse published information, assess company performance, understand market behaviour and critically evaluate empirical evidence.

At the University of Sussex Business School you benefit from extensive career support and business connections, including employer mentoring, networking and guest lectures.

Working while you study

Having a strong degree from such a reputable institute certainly helped me stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.” Elwira Mroczko

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The campaigner for equality

Stand up for what you believe in and make your voice heard. At Sussex, you're given the freedom to speak up about issues that affect you and campaign for change. Meet Sussex student, Abigail Berhane, who alongside studying her degree, set up an equality group to help women feel more comfortable in engineering.

Abigail’s story

"When I did my Physics A level there were few girls in the class, and it was the same when I started at my degree. But I realised that it wasn’t just my experience, it’s a problem in engineering as a whole (89% of engineers are male). So, I decided to set up the Equality in Engineering group. 

"I didn’t just want to make women feel more comfortable in an engineering environment. I also wanted to address the issue of diversity. A lack of diversity leads to a lack of creativity in problem solving. You really need a variety of people who can look at things differently.

If you come to Sussex be proactive. There’s no limit to what you can achieve and the Uni is really supportive.” Abigail BerhanePresident and Founder of Equality in Engineering

"The group has created a network of female engineers, and we’re hoping to do outreach work in local schools. Setting up Equality in Engineering has taught me a lot – particularly leadership and management skills. We’ve run Black History Month events and invited industry representatives to speak. It’s been great to grab their attention. 

"If you come to Sussex be proactive. There’s no limit to what you can achieve and the Uni is really supportive."

 

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