Accounting and Finance - BSc (Hons)

Are you a natural-born problem solver with a strong sense of logic and a head for numbers?

Overview

Those who work in accountancy and finance aren't just bookkeepers, they are important problem solvers who create solutions to help a business run smoothly and efficiently.

The Accounting and Finance course at Kent is designed to kick-start your career if you see yourself working in the fields of finance and accountancy. It equips you with core accounting and finance theories and knowledge of the latest techniques which you can apply to real data in our Bloomberg Finance Lab.

With a staggering five accreditations from accountancy bodies, you'll be eligible for as many exemptions as possible to support you in becoming a chartered accountant or to work in many other fields of finance.

Reasons to study Accounting and Finance at Kent

  • Our degree is accredited by five international accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CPA leading to exemptions from many exams who organise regular networking events.
  • Many of our graduates go on to work at the Big Four accounting firms: PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG
  • Access to the Bloomberg Lab, an industry standard trading floor software
  • Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school
  • Some of our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • All KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase scheme.
  • Launch a start-up and become an entrepreneur at our ASPIRE centre
  • Support from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Advisers
  • Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or choose to launch your own self-employed venture in our 'Selfie Year'

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn about accounting and finance, its role in business and society, and explore core elements of the subject such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Strategic Management. You can also choose to focus on specialist areas such as taxation, auditing, international investment, and banking.

See the modules you’ll study

"The financial accounting modules gave me a deeper understanding of the different financial instruments that are available to individuals and organisations."

~ Nadia Simpson, Accounting and Finance, graduated 2020

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Accreditation

The programme is accredited by five international professional accounting bodies:

Flexible tariff

Make Kent your firm choice – The Kent Guarantee

We understand that applying for university can be stressful, especially when you are also studying for exams. Choose Kent as your firm choice on UCAS and we will guarantee you a place, even if you narrowly miss your offer (for example, by 1 A Level grade)*.

*exceptions apply. Please note that we are unable to offer The Kent Guarantee to those who have already been given a reduced or contextual offer.

Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.

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    A level

    BBB

  • medal-empty GCSE

    Mathematics grade 6 / B.

  • medal-empty Access to HE Diploma

    The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.

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    DDM

  • medal-empty International Baccalaureate

    30 points overall or 15 points at HL, including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL (Mathematics Studies 5 at SL)

  • medal-empty International Foundation Programme

    Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average (plus 60% in LZ013 Maths and Statistics if you do not hold GCSE Maths at 6/B or equivalent)

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    The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.

Typical entry requirements for 2022 entry remain published on the UCAS course search website. These provide a rough guide to our likely entry requirements for Clearing applicants. 

During Clearing (after 5 July), our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies and so may be higher or lower than those published on UCAS as typical entry grades. Our Clearing vacancy list will be updated regularly as courses move in and out of Clearing, so please check regularly to see if we have any places available. See our Clearing website for more details on how Clearing works at Kent.

If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.

English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.