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Accountancy BSc

Placement Offered This course has a Placement Year option


  • Delivered in conjunction with Brunel Business School
  • A new degree combining the study of professional accountancy practice with management accounting
  • Brunel University London’s impact on the future wages of its graduates is among the best in the country compared to other universities, according to a new analysis of government data by The Economist (2017).

About the course

This specialist new degree combines the study of professional accounting practice with management accounting through modules that closely benchmark the syllabi of the ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA. As a result you will earn a comprehensive accountancy degree plus the opportunity reach to full professional accountancy status quicker after you graduate due to the advanced professional practice content of the programme. As part Accountancy BSc you will also study broader academic subjects like economics, econometrics and finance as well as a 40 credit dissertation in a topic of your choice.  Along the way you will be taught by highly experienced academics in the Department of the Economics and Finance and Brunel Business School who are active researchers producing international level research in accounting, finance and economics.


  • You will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge of accountancy and management accounting, plus broader topics in economics and finance
  • A degree programme that benchmarks the syllabus of the ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA to help you springboard to full accountancy status quicker after you graduate
  • You will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice a through the option of a year’s work placement and a final year dissertation project


Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)

Course Content

Level 1 (year one)


Level 2 (year two):

  • Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
  • Company Law and Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Investment
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Management Accounting

Level 3 (year three):

  • Economics Project
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • Financial Engineering
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Further Econometrics
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Taxation

Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel


At Brunel we believe in helping you to get ready for the world of work as early as possible. That’s why we offer opportunities within your subject area as well as through the University’s Professional Develop Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.

As a student of this degree you will have exclusive access to Brunel Business Life – our professional development programme for students – that offers training in a range of skills including customer service, team working, presenting, project management and more.

The PDC offers a number of services to help you develop your employability, including one-to-one careers planning, a Jobs Shop, careers library, annual careers fairs, and skills training courses in the recruitment techniques. In additional Brunel has a many volunteering opportunities, and well as an Innovation Centre to help you develop that dream enterprise!

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

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Entry Criteria 2017/18

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

International and EU Entry Requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

Brunel University London strongly recommends that if you will require a Tier 4 visa, you sit your IELTS test at a test centre that has been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as being a provider of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Not all test centres have this status. The University can accept IELTS (with the required scores) taken at any official test centre or other English Language qualifications we accept as meeting our main award entry requirements.

However, if you wish to undertake a Pre-sessional English course to further improve your English prior to the start of your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you hold a SELT from a UKVI approved test centre. Find out more information about it.

Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accepts a range of other language courses. We also have Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English. Find out more information about English course and test options.

Teaching and Assessment


You will learn in a combination of lectures, smaller seminar groups and one-to-one supervisions. You’ll also have a personal tutor throughout to help with any problems you may have. If you choose a placement as part of your course, a placement tutor will monitor your progress and provide any extra support you might need.

There are also site visits giving insights into how organisations work and talks by visiting lecturers who will help connect your academic study with the world of economics and finance.

Special Features

  • The only degree in and around London that offers a specialist degree in accountancy that specifically targets specialist practice
  • A degree programme that benchmarks the syllabus of the ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA to help you springboard to full accountancy status quicker after you graduate
  • A new specialist degree combining the study of professional accountancy practice with management accounting
  • You will be trained in industry analytical tools such as SAS, Eviews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.
  • Students of this degree enjoy access to Brunel Business Life, a student development programme to help you develop core skills, knowledge and graduate attributes in preparation for the world of work


This degree is accredited by the ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA.

Fees for 2018/19 entry

UK/EU students: £9,250 full-time

Additional course related costs

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.