Want to become an ICAEW chartered accountant? This degree accelerates your progress to qualification.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
Also known as the Flying Start degree, this degree is a collaboration between Newcastle University, PwC, and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The most established degree of its kind, it integrates academic study and business skills development with professional exams and over 200 days of paid work experience.
Get your career off to a flying start with:
- custom-designed modules that satisfy the requirements of the ICAEW Certificate and Professional Level examinations
- paid work placements in Stages 2, 3 and 4, with PwC, that count towards ICAEW work experience requirements for chartered accountant status
- an attractive salary and paid holiday during your placement
- over 200 days of paid work experience on real projects for real clients as part of PwC’s Assurance team
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
- top 20 in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2019
- top 200 – Business and Economics category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018
- 91% overall student satisfaction score – National Student Survey 2017 (Accounting Category)
Professional accreditation*Professional accreditation*
This degree was designed with, and is professionally accredited by, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Successful graduates of this degree will have completed 12 of the 15 papers of the ICAEW Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification.
Read more about how this degree can help you make accelerated progress towards becoming a fully qualified member of ICAEW on the Business School website.
*All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.
Work placementWork placement
This degree integrates over 200 days of qualifying technical work experience with PwC, divided across the second, third and fourth years.
Your three work placements add up to approximately half of the approved technical work experience required by ICAEW in order to qualify as a chartered accountant.
By joining PwC's Assurance team you will work on real projects for real clients. You will experience a range of clients, develop new skills and gain a broad knowledge of business issues.
You'll also receive an attractive salary with paid holiday during your placement.
There are opportunities across the UK, and PwC will provide practical help and financial relocation assistance should you need it.
Find out more about the preparation and training you will receive for your work placements on the Business School's website.
Facilities and supportFacilities and support
This degree is run by Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building, on the Science Central area of campus, within Newcastle's emerging business district. Our Business School's facilities include:
- 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
- social spaces for learning and relaxation
- bookable meeting rooms
Take a virtual tour of our building.
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service
- career management sessions with a Careers Adviser
- an Annual Career Development Week, to help you improve your employability skills and meet potential employers
- work experience opportunities while studying with us
- Business School summer internship scheme
We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Industry linksIndustry links
As this degree is delivered in partnership with PwC and ICAEW, you will have regular interaction with the accountancy profession. This comes via a range of methods including a visit to the Newcastle PwC office in stage 1, bespoke placement training and the integrated work placements in stages 2, 3 and 4. You'll also enjoy close interaction with chartered accountants on the teaching team.
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