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Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

This course is a professionally-oriented qualification, which is consistently ranked highly in major UK league tables. You will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate effectively in the fast paced world of multinational companies and global financial markets.

You will be encouraged from the outset to think critically, enabling you to analyse and interpret real life business issues in order to devise solutions, helping to prepare you for your career in accountancy, financial services, or management. You will also have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills including communication, leadership and team working, to become more adaptable and resilient to change.

You may take a 12-month work placement in your third year – extending your degree to four years. Typically this would be in the finance sector working for companies such as JP Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs, or in accounting via our Undergraduate Partnership Programme (UPP).

In collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the UPP enables selected students to gain professional work experience during an intercalated year. This involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the course. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to WBS for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.

How will I learn?

Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in groups of up to 450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.

You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.

BSc Accounting and Finance
Warwick Business School

  • Entry Requirements

    A level: AAA to include Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

    International Baccalaureat IB: 38 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics.

    These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

  • You also need a GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.

  • Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

    Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

    We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews Applicants for the BSc (with Foundation Year) courses may be invited to attend an interview at a Selection Day as part of the application process. We do not otherwise typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

    Open Days Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview at one of our Selection Days which usually take place in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

In your first year modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Economics for Business; Business Law; Integrative Project; Foundations of Management Accounting; Financial Management; Quantitative Analysis for Management I and II; Foundations of Organisational Behaviour and CORE Practice.

Year two modules may include core modules of Accounting in Context; Financial Reporting 1 and 2; Economics of Strategy; Finance: Financial Markets and Finance: Corporate Finance; Global Environment of Business; Issues in Management Accounting, Global Integrative Project, plus one elective which can be taken from a range of topics including marketing, strategy, accounting, finance, operations management, or something from outside WBS such as economics, or a language.

Third year modules could include Critical Issues in Management as well as a selection of elective modules in accounting and finance or other topics as above.

Find out more about our course and structure.

* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.

You should be aware that due to the differences in study methods, assessment methods, and contact hours, between different optional modules, students enrolled on the same course may find that they experience different study methods, assessment methods and contact hours. The choices you make will affect your overall experience.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, EDF Energy.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Finance Analyst, Merchandising Executive, Actuarial Associate, Communications Consultant, Human Resource Manager. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAA to include Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

IB: 38 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics.


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Warwick Business School

WBS student blogs
Mohammed Murtaza - Accounting and Finance

Manya Kalia - International Management

Tom Maskill - Management 

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.