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.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at University of Winchester

UCAS code: NN34

Entry Requirements* 

Typical offer: 

2018 Entry: 112-120 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 or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

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

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.

**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

 

Additional costs: 

Optional:

  • Core Text: 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.  It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies where applicable. Cost: £50 - £200 per year
  • Volunteering and Placements: Students may incur travel costs on optional volunteering placements in the second or third year of study. Cost: £5 - £30 per day
  • Printing and Binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost: £10
  • Smart Clothing: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the students existing wardrobe.Cost: £0 - £50

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

Student Satisfaction

As rated by final year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey, Accounting and Finance achieved greater than 90 per cent overall satisfaction.

Accreditation:

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):

USA

Work placements:

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year. Three or six month placements can be taken as part of creditbearing modules, allowing you to undertake a work placement and still graduate within three years.

Location:

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 you to develop your 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 you to obtain the maximum number of exemptions from
professional accountancy examinations that are available under this programme. This programme is an ideal first step if you wish to charter as an accountant, but it also provides a strong foundation if you aspire to have a career in the wider financial sector.

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

Year 1

Core modules:

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


Year 2

Core modules:

• Business and Personal Tax
• International Financial Reporting
• Accounting Research and Analysis
• Management Accounting and Financial
Management


Year 3

• Strategic Performance Management
• Financial Information Analysis

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Professional Practice 1 - Personal and Professional Development
  • Professional Practice 2 - Processes and Systems
  • Investments
  • Strategic Tax Planning
  • Volunteering for Accounting; Business Ethics
  • Managing Change
  • Employing People
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Advanced Business Reporting
  • Social Enterprise
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation

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 www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Learning and Teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 396 hours
  • Independent learning: 804 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
  • Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Programme Leader

Teaching team

Further information

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

 

Our validated courses 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.

We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 10 per cent coursework
  • 90 per cent written exams
  • 0 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 44 per cent coursework
  • 56 per cent written exams
  • 0 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 25 per cent coursework
  • 75 per cent written exams
  • 0 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

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.

Many of our accounting graduates take up trainee accounting positions with accounting firms or departments and go on to become professionally qualified accountants. Others choose to enter a wide range of business careers such as banking, insurance, financial services and general management. Recent employers of accounting graduates include Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Britvic, Enterprise Rent a Car, Weird Fish, PMR Partnership and Inspired Gaming Group.

Employability 

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.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students: Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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