Are you looking for an Accounting degree to give you a competitive edge? The BSc Accounting degree at Swansea University will do just that.
If you want a career at one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMGor PricewaterhouseCoopers [PwC]), or if see yourself as an accountant for a government body, small or large business, not-for-profit organisation, or individual, the BSc Accounting degree will equip you with everything you need.
This degree is ideal if you are dedicated to a career in accountancy. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this course can fast-track an accountancy career by permitting exemptions from key professional examinations.
As an accountant, you will play a fundamental role in the running of a business – big or small. Managing budgets and taxes, financial reporting, completing audits – all are critical in ensuring that a business or organisation runs as effectively and successfully as possible.
WHY ACCOUNTING AT SWANSEA?
- Ranked in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
- 95% of our Accounting and Finance graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
- An overall student satisfaction level of 90% (National Student Survey 2018)
- Degree accreditation by nationally recognised bodies
- A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
- Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus
YOUR ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE
Accounting at Swansea is a flexible degree with the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. This can give you a real competitive advantage and will broaden your horizons when it comes to seeking employment.
ACCOUNTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As an Accounting graduate from Swansea, you will find yourself in a great position to secure rewarding employment at any desirable organisation.
Whether your target is Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG or PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this degree makes you a strong candidate for employment. Your next step could lie in any of these roles:
- Accountant or actuary
- Banking professional
- Finance analyst
Early studies give you a solid foundation in accounting, finance, statistics, strategy and management. In later years you can focus your studies by selecting from different specialist module choices according to your chosen career, as detailed below.
Year 1 modules include:
- Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance
- Foundations of Financial Accounting
- Marketing and Strategy
- Economics 1 for Accounting and Finance
- Statistics 1 for Accounting and Finance
- Managing People and Operations
- Foundations of Management Accounting
Year 2 modules include:
- Management Accounting 1A
- Financial Accounting 1A
- Management Accounting 1B
- Financial Accounting 1B
Year 3 modules include:
- Management Accounting 2
- Financial Accounting 2
- Financial Accounting 3
- Management Accounting 3
You can study on our Year Abroad variant, which is a four year degree including a year studying at one of our international partner institutions. Choosing this option allows you to develop your communication skills, enhance your cultural awareness and you can even gain proficiency in a foreign language prior to graduation.
You are able to transfer onto the Year Abroad option of your undergraduate degree throughout your first year of study. Talk to our in-house Placements Team about your options and whether our Year Abroad is the right choice for you.
Study abroad opportunities are managed in conjunction with Swansea University’s Go Global Team. Find out more about your study abroad opportunities.
Year in Industry
You can undertake our Year in Industry degree variant, which is a four year degree with a year’s work placement in a chosen industry. Gain real-world industry experience, network and collaborate with leading business thinkers, and practically apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace.
You do not need to decide on your preferred placement route on application, you can decide throughout your first year of study.
Talk to our in-house Placements Team about your options and whether our Year in Industry is the right choice for you.