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Accounting and Finance (UCAS NN34)

General entry requirements

A levels

AAA to include Mathematics.

You also need a GCSE grade A or grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.


IB

38 to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics (either 'Analysis and Approaches' or 'Applications and Interpretation').


BTEC

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels including Mathematics.

You also need a GCSE grade A or grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.

Please note, overlapping subjects at BTEC and A level will not be considered (for example, A level or BTEC Business and A level Accounting).


International qualifications


Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at Warwick.


Frequently asked questions

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 usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

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).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

Our professionally orientated Accountancy and Finance degree 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 teamworking, to become more adaptable and resilient to change. You will be taught by leading academics who are well connected with industry and able to combine cutting-edge theory with real-world practice.

We have well-established links with accountancy firms, investment banks and renowned national and international employers such as JP Morgan and EY.

In your final year, the module Critical Issues in Management will enable you to integrate what you have learned throughout your studies, enhance your knowledge through the introduction of new concepts, and apply your skills to a range of real-life case studies.

You will also have the opportunity to extend your degree to four years with a placement year studying abroad or working in the UK or overseas.


Study or work abroad

The following WBS degree enables you to spend time studying abroad:

Study abroad is not a requirement of Accounting and Finance, nor is it guaranteed. However if there are places available once allocations have been made to the students on the above course, Accounting and Finance students may be considered.

Core modules

The structure for this course depends on which modules you take throughout the three years. You have the option to focus your studies around accounting, finance or a mixture of both.


Year One

In terms one and two you will study seven core modules introducing you to the fundamentals of accounting, finance and business management. You have the option to choose between ‘Business Analytics’ and ‘Management Organisations and Society’ for your eighth module. In term three you will revise and take exams (please note, some term one exams are taken in January before Term 2 classes begin).

  • CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Economics for Business
  • Business Law 1
  • Business Statistics
  • Management, Organisations and Society or Business Analytics

Year Two

In terms one and two you will study five core modules with the option to further focus your studies in either accounting, finance or a combination of the two with three module choices. In term three you will revise and take exams.

  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Financial Reporting 1
  • Financial Reporting 2
  • Finance 1: Financial Markets

Year Three

In terms one and two, you will study one core module and choose seven electives, of which four must be from an accounting or finance discipline. With the remaining three, you can either choose from a list of Business School subjects, or take modules from other departments - for example, Economics or a language. In term three you will revise and take exams.

  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management

Find out more about our core modules

You can read more about our modules and course content on our website.

Explore WBS modules in more detail.


Optional modules

Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:

Year Two
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Accounting in Context
  • Business Law 2
  • Finance 2: Corporate Finance
  • Economics of Strategy
  • Issues in Management Accounting
Year Three
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Company Law
  • Business Taxation
  • Auditing, Governance and Accountability
  • Financial Markets: Organisation and Technology
  • Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Investment Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Banks and Financial Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fintech
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and assessments including:

  • Essays
  • Research assignments
  • Projects
  • Case study analysis
  • Cass tests
  • Presentations and group work.

The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

Teaching

You will learn in a variety of ways including:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Online learning

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module.

There can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly Year 1) and then around 25 students in seminars.

Some electives are much smaller.


Typical contact hours

This varies by year but you will have approximately 12 to 15 hours per week of:

  • Class time
  • Online activities such as quizzes and group work
  • Student support and feedback hours

During your feedback hours, you can meet the Module Leader or seminar tutors to ask questions.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


2+2 course fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2021 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

Learn more about fees from UCAS.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an EU student enrolling in 2021, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.

For details please see Overseas students section below.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £21,220 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £27,060 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2022 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2022 fee rates before you apply.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


Additional course costs

There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.


Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021.

We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

Tuition Fee Loan

For the 2020 academic year, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2020 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if you’ve lived in the UK for more than 5 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course.

If you are starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

Find out more about government student loans for EU students.

Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

Find out more about repaying your student loan.

Your career

Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Accenture
  • APT
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Investec
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • National Audit Office
  • RBS

They have pursued careers such as:

  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial accounts managers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts

Helping you find the right career

We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus.

Personalised support

The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.

You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.

Group workshops

You can also attend group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. Past examples include:

  • Writing an effective CV
  • How to network with employers skills workshop
  • Internships and Placements opportunities employer event
  • Careers Fairs and informal networking opportunities with employers
  • Sector events with industry speakers, for students who want to pursue a career in a specific sector such as Marketing, Finance and Banking

Employer events and placements

We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Past bespoke employer events include attendees from:

  • EY
  • L’Oréal
  • Aldi
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Accenture
  • Aston Martin

This gives you great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.

Our students have worked at many companies on placement, including the following:

  • EY
  • ESSO
  • PwC
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • MGH Technology solutions
  • RSM

Life at Warwick

Within a close-knit community of staff and students from all over the world, discover a campus alive with possibilities. A place where all the elements of your student experience come together in one place. Our supportive, energising, welcoming space creates the ideal environment for forging new connections, having fun and finding inspiration.

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Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.

Warwick Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is key to helping you settle in quickly.

We have 12 self-catering undergraduate halls of residence on campus.

Our student property management and lettings agency manages more than 8,000 rooms both on and off campus, and provides advice to all full-time undergraduates.

Explore Warwick Accommodation

Our campus

You won't be short of ways to spend your time on campus - whether it's visiting Warwick Arts Centre, using our incredible new sports facilities, socialising in our bars, nightclub and cafés, or enjoying an open-air event. Or if you need some peace and quiet, you can explore lakes, woodland and green spaces just a few minutes’ walk from central campus.

Explore our campus

Food and drink

We have lots of cafés, restaurants and shops on campus. You can enjoy great quality food and drink, with plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets. There is a convenience store on central campus, as well as two supermarkets and a small shopping centre in the nearby Cannon Park Retail Park. Several of them offer delivery services to help you stay stocked up.

And don't miss our regular food market day on the Piazza with tempting, fresh and delicious street food. Soak up the atmosphere and try something new, with mouth-watering food for all tastes.

Explore food and shops

Explore student union venues

Societies

Clubs and societies

We currently have more than 300 student-run societies.

So whether you’re into films, martial arts, astronomy, gaming or musical theatre, you can instantly connect with people with similar interests.

Or you could try something new, or even form your own society.

Explore our societies

Sport

Sports and fitness

Staying active at Warwick is no sweat, thanks to our amazing new Sports and Wellness Hub, indoor and outdoor tennis centre, 60 acres of sports pitches, and more than 60 sports clubs.

Whether you want to compete, relax or just have fun, you can achieve your fitness goals.

Explore sports at Warwick

Studying on campus

Our campus is designed to cater for all of your learning needs.

You will benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across the University.

  • The Oculus, our outstanding learning hub, houses state-of-the-art lecture theatres and innovative social learning and network areas.
  • The University Library provides access to over one million printed works and tens of thousands of electronic journals
  • Three Learning Grids offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.

Explore the Library

Local Life

Travel and local area

Our campus is in Coventry, a modern city with high street shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars sitting alongside medieval monuments. The Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa and Kenilworth are also nearby.

The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).

See our campus map

Support and Wellbeing

Wellbeing support and faith provision

Our continuous support network is here to help you adjust to student life and to ensure you can easily access advice on many different issues. These may include managing your finances and workload, and settling into shared accommodation. We also have specialist disability and mental health support teams.

Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.

Wellbeing and support

Chaplaincy

How to apply

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