This four-year Accounting and Finance with Placement BSc Honours degree is based at Newcastle University London. You'll work towards a quality-assured degree from Newcastle University whilst studying in one of the world’s global cities.
You'll benefit from real-world work experience during your placement year, gaining first-hand exposure to life in the industry, building contacts and exploring possible career paths.
You'll learn a balance of academic theory and real-life problem-solving skills that will be attractive to a wide range of employers. The degree focuses on the core disciplines of:
- financial accounting
- management accounting
Learn in the heart of London
Located in the heart of London between the city’s financial district and creative Shoreditch, we provide students unrivalled access to industry.
Working together with our industry partners, we offer:
- masterclass events delivered by business professionals from a variety of sectors
- assignments using case studies set by our commercial partners
- work experience and internship opportunities
- regular guest lecture and public speaker series
- opportunities to work on practical real life projects
Combine this with support from our multi-award winning careers team and you have everything you need to succeed.
Quality and ranking
Our degree programmes have been designed by Newcastle University Business School, which is triple-accredited. This puts our programmes in the top 1% of business programmes worldwide.
If you want to become a chartered accountant, it is important to study a degree that is professionally accredited. This shows that your degree meets the standards set by the industry, and often means that you do not need to take certain additional exams after you graduate (this is called an ‘exemption’).
This degree offers a number of exemptions from the examinations of professional bodies, putting you on the fast track to further qualifications in your chosen career. Exemptions available to current students include:
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Association of International Accountants (AIA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
We are also an IMC Advantage Partner with the Chartered Financial Analysts’ Society UK, which means our Accounting and Finance degree is highly relevant for those who wish to become a registered investment adviser. We’re also an approved Pathways to Associate Member of Certified Practising Accountants Australia.
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.
Modules and learning
The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance
- Professional Skills for Accounting and Finance
- Introduction to Management and Organisation
- Introductory Economics
- Introduction to Business Law
Note that if you achieve below 70 in the English Language Assessment, you are required to take such English language modules as are designated by the Degree Programme Director. These modules are on a not for credit basis, in addition to the 120 credits listed above.
You'll have the option to spend a full academic year on a work placement with an approved organisation or take part in a period of study abroad in one of the School's exchange partners. This can boost your CV and equip you with valuable business experience. While on placement you complete a personal learning record and reflective learning account. You’ll receive support to find a placement that matches your skills and interests. This includes help to write your CV to send to our wide range of industry contacts.
You will complete the following compulsory modules:
Teaching and assessment
You'll benefit from a combination of teaching methods, including lectures and seminars – the frequency will depend on each module.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
Examinations – practical or online
Skills and experience
Our degree also helps you develop the key skills employers are looking for, such as:
- communication skills
- the ability to work in a team
- personal enterprise
- commercial awareness
Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.
You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.
If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year.
Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You'll apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place in Stage 3.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
Placements are subject to availability.
Facilities and environment
Our home in the capital is a sleek, purpose-built building on Middlesex Street, minutes from Liverpool Street Station. On-site facilities include flexible learning spaces which support:
- practical sessions
- supported private study
- postgraduate lounge
- learning resource centre
You will also have access to Newcastle University’s online learning resources. These include over half a million ebooks and electronic journals.
As a small campus in a major world city, we offer a friendly and supportive community, bringing the warmth of Newcastle University to the capital.
You will have a personal tutor to support your personal and academic development. They will offer you practical advice and guidance on a range of issues, including academic advice on module choices and preparing for exams. They can also help to signpost relevant careers and skills development opportunities.
Free in-sessional English classes are available to students that need extra support.
Newcastle University enjoys a good reputation for producing highly employable graduates. Many of our graduates go on to train as chartered accountants. However, this degree can also lead to a wide choice of other career options, such as finance or general management. A high proportion of the CEOs of FTSE 100 companies are accountants by training.
Accounting and Finance careers
The combination of expert knowledge and personal and professional skills you learn on this degree provides you with a good foundation for the future. You will learn technical skills and gain knowledge related to:
A variety of careers in business and industry are open to you, and you will be well placed if applying to graduate training schemes. Graduates in accounting and finance do not have to become accountants, although in practice many do.
The London campus has links with companies such as:
Make a difference
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.
Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria.
Entrance courses (INTO)
International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO.
This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)
The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.
As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.
You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).
The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.
Year abroad and additional costs
For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year.
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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Open days and events
There's no better way to get an insight into studying at Newcastle University London than to visit our centrally located campus.
The event is a great opportunity to:
- chat to our friendly course directors about your subject of interest
- find out more about industry-relevant degrees and career engagement opportunities
- meet current students and find out what it's like to study here
- take a tour of our facilities and explore our London location
How to apply
Apply through UCAS
To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:
- the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
- the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
- the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college
If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.Apply through UCAS
Apply through an agent
International students often apply to us through an agent. Have a look at our recommended agents and get in touch with them.
Apply directly to Newcastle University London
You can also apply to this degree by completing the Newcastle University London application form.
Completed application forms should be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to: Newcastle University London Admissions, One Gloucester Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AA.
International applicants can also return their application pack to their local education counsellor.
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