UCAS code: 06C2
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 pass in Mathematics is required.
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
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 £36,000 (4 years)
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 £45,200 (4 years)
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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 textbooks and travel expenses, please click here
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):
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
An Integrated Masters is a four-year, full-time programme consisting of three years of study at undergraduate degree level followed by one year of study at Masters level, usually with increased emphasis on professional relevance.
For those programmes where an Integrated Masters option is available, students may exit the programme at the end of three years (full-time) and graduate with a Bachelor degree with Honours or, subject to reaching a suitable standard of achievement, may proceed to the fourth year studying at Masters level (Level 7).
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 complete this four-year MAcc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme which has been designed to encourage students to develop their technical knowledge and professional skills relevant to the discipline of accounting.
This programme includes more technical accounting modules, such as Audit and Taxation. It also offers the maximum exemptions
from professional accountancy examinations. This programme is an ideal first step for those students who wish to charter as 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).
Students opting for the four-year MAcc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance develop their capacity for critical thinking, independent learning and research. The MAcc programme covers the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of contemporary accounting and finance issues. The aim is to contribute to the development of higher level professional skills and competencies.
- Business Management and Economics
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Programme Focused Assessment
- Business Law, Ethics and Governance
- International Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting and Financial Management
- Accounting Research and Analysis
- Business and Personal Tax
- Financial Reporting
- Audit and Assurance
- Financial Management
- Management Accounting for Decisionmaking, Planning and Control
- Accounting Research
- Financial Information Analysis
- Advanced Business Reporting
- Audit and Assurance
- Strategic Tax Planning
- 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
- Corporate Governance and Ethics
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Analysis and Valuation
- Principles of Responsible Management
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
- Financial Strategy and Corporate Governance
- Investment and Behavioural Finance
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 aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here, further studies or future employment. 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 are required to take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of learning resources available. In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars and workshops), 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.
Key features of the student experience are the effective use of real world business applications in the classroom, including stock market simulations and accounting software packages. There are numerous talks given by guest speakers from practice discussing topical business issues. Students on the programme are encouraged to undertake year long work experience placements which are structured training programmes that are monitored and supported by the Winchester Business School. There are also opportunities for students to participate in national and international business competitions such as the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge and the Winchester Research Apprentice Scheme. The latter gives students the opportunity to work alongside an academic member of staff on a live funded research project.
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.
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. Accountancy and related careers are particularly well paid, recognising the skills developed as a result of following a relevant degree and subsequent professional qualification.
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 University of Winchester Accounting degrees have been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means that students may be awarded exemptions from some of their professional courses and examinations giving them part qualified status with the main professional body they register with.
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 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 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.