BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance at Winchester has been designed to develop a systematic understanding of current issues in accounting to meet the needs of those entering the profession in the twenty-first century.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at University of Winchester

UCAS code: NN34

Entry Requirements* 

Typical offer: 

2016 Entry: 260-300 points

2017 Entry: 104-120 points 

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C in Mathematics is required

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 4 years full-time (sandwich); 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2016 Entry Full-time £9,000 p/a
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost: £27,000 (3 years) | £27,700 (sandwich option)

International Students

2016 Entry Full-time £11,300 p/a
Part-Time £1,410 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary.  Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.
Total Cost: £33,900 | £34,600 (sandwich option)

For further details click here

Additional costs: 

Optional cost - It is recommended that students purchase the latest editions of all of the core textbooks. Many of these texts relate to extensive online material for which you require an access code supplied with the textbook. This may cost between £50-200 each year of the programme.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as text books and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) all offer graduates of this programme exemptions from some professional examinations.

Study abroad (optional):


Work placements:

Students have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year.


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

Students may wish to pursue the three year BA (Hons)  Accounting and Finance programme or the four year MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme.

The three-year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme  has been designed to encourage students to develop their technical knowledge and professional skills relevant to the discipline of accounting.

This programme includes technical accounting modules, such as Audit and Taxation. These technical modules allow students to obtain the maximum number of exemptions from professional accountancy examinations that are available under this programme. This programme is an ideal first step for those students who wish to charter as an accountant, but it also provides a strong foundation for students who aspire to have a career in the wider financial sector.

Alternatively, students may pursue the four-year integrated Masters programme - these students study for an extra year and graduate with an MAcc (Hons), as opposed to a BA (Hons).

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Programme Focused Assessment
  • Business Economics and Finance
  • Managing People and Projects
  • Business Law, Ethics and Governance

Year 2

  • Business and Personal Tax
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting for Decisionmaking, Planning and Control
  • Accounting Research

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Strategic Performance Management

Students may choose from a range of optional modules from the list below:

  • Research in an Accounting Context
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Professional Practice 1 - Personal and Professional Development
  • Professional Practice 2 - Processes and Systems
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Volunteering for Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Creativity and Innovation Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Developing Academic Practice 2
  • Strategic Development
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Investment

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Teaching team

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 


The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates secure places on a wide range of prestigious graduate schemes, for example PwC, Deloitte, Britvic and the NHS. Others enter careers in accounting, marketing or management.

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.


The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

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