Bachelor's degree

In Hatfield

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  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


  • Duration

    3 Years

* Develop the skills and knowledge required to progress into the accounting and finance industry
* Exemptions from CIMA and ACCA examinations
* Opportunity to take a placement year in industry, putting your skills and knowledge into practice.



Start date

Hatfield (Hertfordshire)
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University Of Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB

Start date

On request

About this course

Entry requirements
280 points from 2 or more A Levels. Plus GCSE English and mathematics at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

We are pleased to accept all qualifications included in the UCAS tariff points system (e.g. International Baccalaureate, key skills).

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  • Teaching
  • ACCA
  • Finance
  • Industry
  • Accountants
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Finance Market
  • Finance strategy
  • Business
  • Accounting

Course programme

You will study elements of both finance and accounting to give you the opportunity to decide which area of the industry you choose to progress in to. With exemptions from the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the option to take a one year work placement, this course will give you the edge in the job market.

Work placement

As with all courses at the Business School students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on placement in 2005/2006 salaries have ranged from £11,500 - £14000.

In past years students have completed placements at:

  • KPMG
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Clark & Co Accountants
  • Lloyds TSB


Eighty two per cent of graduates from Accounting and Finance degrees have gone into employment straight from university, with a further twelve per cent going on to further study. Graduates have found employment in roles such as credit controller, customer services officer, finance officer, financial analyst, profit analyst, purchasing clerk, share register analyst, trainee accountant with major companies such as:

  • Budgens
  • Coca-Cola
  • Federal Express
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Hardcastle Burton
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Retail Motor Industry Federation
  • Roche
  • Safeway
  • Shell
  • 3M UK

Teaching methods

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, the University operates a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Mode of Attendance : Full - time

Accounting and Finance

Price on request