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BA (Hons)Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry

Tuition fee £13,850.00 per year
Course code N401
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An Accounting and Finance degree covers the day-to-day financial matters of business and is an excellent first step to becoming a qualified accountant, one of the highest paid professions.

The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree programme at Liverpool provides a sound grounding in all core theoretical and practical areas of Accounting and Finance. Our graduates have gone on to find work in accounting, investment banking, asset management and insurance, as well as areas such as education and the public sector. The programme has secured significant accreditation from UK professional accounting bodies.

With the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) Extra programme you’ll go beyond the core curriculum and have the opportunity to consolidate your existing talents and learn new skills. Our specially designed programme provides extra-curricular activities such as careers workshops covering job applications, interviews and assessment centres, presentations by key graduate recruiters and Mandarin lessons. As a Management School student you’ll be truly prepared for a graduate role in today’s fast paced and ever-changing business world.

On the Year in Industry programme you spend Year Three on placement in industry.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

In the first year, students will take eight compulsory modules introducing them to a number of aspects of accountancy and finance. Two of the modules will introduce students to the skills required by a professional accountant as part of the preparation for their post-graduation careers.

Programme Year Two

Students build on the foundations laid in the first year and extend their knowledge of Accounting by studying topics in the three core areas of the subject, financial accounting, management accounting and finance. In the first semester, students take ULMS270, a careers-oriented module which prepares students for their year in industry.

Programme Year Three

The third year of the programme is spent on placement. Students will complete a year-long graduate-level placement, which will provide them with valuable work experience and an opportunity to further enhance the skills and attributes sought after by top employers. Students may apply for UK-based placements, or seek overseas placements or a role at Suzhou Business Park, China. Students will be visited at least twice by University staff whilst on placement and will complete placement-related assessments in May.

Programme Year Four

The core areas of Accounting and Finance are further developed and students are increasingly exposed to both the research literature in Accounting and Finance and to the practical applications of what they are learning.

Career opportunities

Our former students enjoy careers in many professions, including Trainee Accountant (Financial, Management and Chartered); Administration Manager; Recruitment Consultant; Tax Assistant; Trainee Investment Manager; Data Analyst; Mortgage Adviser; Banker; Fundraising Manager; Human Resources Officer; Advertising Executive; Marketing Coordinator; Strategic Development Analyst; Social Media Graduate; Graduate Trainee (including retail organisations, financial organisations, the Civil Service and other blue chip companies); Sales Executive.

Some graduates have pursued self-employment in areas including marketing and business consultancy, export and events promotion.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States