Accounting and Finance Degrees


Accredited and endorsed by global accounting bodies

Taught By Leading Accountants

Taught by professionally qualified accountants

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Industry partnerships provide students with real-world experience


USW is ranked top 20 in the UK for Accounting and Finance - Guardian League Table 2020-22


Calculating Tomorrows

Gain a competitive advantage in your accounting career - USW work with the leading global accounting bodies to give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications that help you become recognised within the industry.

USW offers a great choice of accounting and finance courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. Taught by professionally qualified accountants, and specialists who have a wealth of teaching experience, our accounting and finance courses are ideal for those looking to progress in a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK and beyond.


Accredited Accounting Courses

Many of our accounting courses are set up, endorsed, taught and accredited by some of the world's leading accountancy bodies, including the CIMA, CIPFA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

Teaching Excellence

Accounting teaching excellence

Our lecturers and staff have a wealth of teaching experience and have worked and continue to work within the industry. You'll be learning from professionally qualified accountants and specialists who have the skills and knowledge to give you a competitive career advantage. 

Theoretical and Practical

accounting theoretical and practical

Due to the subject nature, understanding the theory behind accounting, finance, management, banking and investing is vital in providing a solid grounding in knowledge. However, we pride ourselves on our partnerships with industry, and many of our courses combine this with real-world, practical experience. Our students gain the CIMA-accredited Sage certification as part of their degree at no extra cost.

Accounting and Finance Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.



Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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Put Theory into Practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.



Apply to USW

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