Faculty of Business and Society - Treforest - University of South Wales

Bachelor in Accounting and Finance - Grado en Contabilidad y Finanzas

Faculty of Business and Society - Treforest - University of South Wales
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Would you like to enter an exciting career offering a great salary, travel opportunities and the chance to work your way to the top? This degree encompasses the four main areas of expertise you’ll need to enter this fast-paced industry, including financial reporting, management accounting, financial management, and computerised accounting systems.

You’ll be able to put your skills into practice straightaway and gain valuable workplace experience, by undertaking a work placement. We work with companies such as Atriadus, Alcatel-Lucent and the Welsh Government.

Once you successfully complete your degree, you’ll also be well on your way to membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) having achieved a maximum nine exemptions (Papers F1-F9). As the ACCA has fully accredited this degree, you’ll only be five papers away from achieving a professional qualification as well as your degree.

You can also get exemptions from CIMA and ICAEW depending on your modules choices. For more information, please contact the University.


Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.


Your first year study includes financial accounting, management accounting, data analysis and quantitative techniques, the business environment, and business and corporate law. Year two study includes financial reporting, performance measurement and control, computerised accounting and auditing systems, audit and assurance, corporate finance, and taxation.

The final year explores advanced aspects of accounting with specialist option modules, including forensic accounting, international taxation, private investment advice and management, and the theory and practice of equity trading, where you can use our simulation trading room.

Learning and teaching methods
You will learn through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, innovative e-learning techniques and directed self-study. As well as our links with the ACCA, you will benefit from regular presentations from guest lecturers representing many aspects of the profession. Throughout your course, you will get practical experience of the accounting, auditing, and general software packages you will use after you graduate – another skill to add to your CV.

Salidas profesionales

All kinds of financial careers will be available to graduates of this course, in all kinds of organisations. You could work in management or financial accounting, tax-related work or management consultancy. Accounting and finance is an ideal foundation for senior management roles, or even starting your own business. To give you a head start following graduation the University organises an annual employability conference for its accounting students. Previous attendees have included PwC, Eversheds, JK Accountancy, Civitas Law and Watkins & Gunn.

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