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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Accounting and Finance
with a Year in Industry

Learn and develop the skills that drive all businesses worldwide.
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2024

Course overview

If you’re a problem solver who loves numbers, this Accounting and Finance BSc is the course for you.

The course is accredited by five professional accounting bodies, allowing you to gain exemptions from their exams and kickstart your career if you want to become a chartered accountant, or gain an edge if you see yourself working in the fields of finance.

Develop the data handling skills that employers are looking for by working on real-time business data in our Bloomberg Finance Lab. You’ll learn from our expert academics and industry professionals through lectures, seminars, and practical sessions.

You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary.

Why study Accounting and Finance at Kent?

Make a difference.

Hear from our successful alumni, Melina, who after graduating in 2022 is now completing her ACA training at Deloitte.

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Top ranking

Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ business school accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Get the experience.

Gain real-world skills and professional knowledge with a paid year in industry.

95%

of Accounting and Finance students are in work and/or study within 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21)  

Everything you need to know about our Accounting and Finance course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
ABB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

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.

How you'll study

Our teaching staff bring the subject to life and draw you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.

From KBS to BDO

I use my knowledge from my studies every day.

Find out how Diya went from Accounting and Finance student to Financial Auditor at BDO Luxembourg.
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Your future

Our Accounting and Finance graduates move into a range of careers within the world of business. Many go on to become chartered, certified or management accountants working at top accounting firms, including the ‘Big 4’, as well as other local, national and international firms.

Recent graduates have taken up positions with a wide range of companies, including:

  • Deloitte
  • Accenture
  • Burgess Hodgson
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fidelity Investment
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • ASOS
UK accounting and finance graduate salaries
Very high
£27,449
Average base pay (255 salaries)
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A vibrant environment

See what it's like to study Accounting and Finance at Kent with a tour of our Canterbury campus.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £18,600
  • International
    £18,600

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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