BA (Hons) Accounting and Management


This Accounting and Management degree is designed for students interested in accounting and management, who wish to study an integrated programme allowing them to gain career advantage and a competitive edge by acquiring expertise at a substantial level in both disciplines. 

Our accounting degree examines a range of contemporary business challenges from an accounting and business management perspective, as well as exploring the relationship between accountancy and management, in order to determine a successful business in today’s challenging financial market.

This course is available with a sandwich year, to enable to students to gain a year of work experience alongside their studies.

Accounting and Finance at USW is ranked in the Top 25 in the UK - Guardian League Table 2021

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2020/21 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.

[Update excludes online-only courses].

The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.

UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NN42 Full-time 3 Years September Treforest A
NN43 Sandwich 4 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NN42 Full-time 3 Years September Treforest A
NN43 Sandwich 4 Years September Treforest A

Year 1 - Accounting and Management

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Management Accounting
  • Becoming a Professional: Critical Enquiry
  • People, Work and Society
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

Year 2 - Accounting and Management 

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting and Performance Measurement
  • Professional Practice and Employability in Accounting and Finance
  • Work Placement Year (Accounting and Finance, Forensic Accounting)
  • The Digital Workplace
  • Managing People in a Global Workplace
  • Project Management

Year 3 - Accounting and Management 

  • Global Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Consultancy Project
  • Critical Enquiry Project
  • Strategic Management 


Students will have approximately 12 contact hours per week, allowing students to manage work and family commitments around their students.

Classes will include a variety of guest lectures from industry leaders and professional bodies, as well as live projects from a range of employers


Students on this accounting and management degree will be assessed via a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework assessments are varied and will include case studies, live projects, presentations and computer-based assessments.


You will be taught by our professionally qualified and experienced teaching team with a wealth of experience in the accounting and business industries.

The entry criteria below shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable.

Please note that whilst this course does not require a DBS Check for entry, some professions will not consider candidates who have certain types of criminal convictions.    Therefore, if you have a criminal conviction and you are considering a particular career path we would recommend that you check with the relevant professional body or refer to their recruitment policy to make sure that your conviction will not disadvantage you.

Typical A-Level Offer

BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical AAT Offer
AAT Level 3 for 1st year entry or AAT level 4 for direct 2nd year entry onto the degree

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

Find out how to pay your tuition fees in full or by payment plan.

This course is eligible under the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme for Ex-Armed Forces personnel.

International Scholarships are available for self-funding international students.

August 2021 - July 2022 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU.

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Admissions statement

Graduates will have a broad understanding of business management principles and an in-depth understanding of business accounting and will be prepared for a variety of graduate management and/or accounting careers. The course will also be ideal preparation for students wishing to start their own businesses.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.