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Accounting and Finance Degrees


South Wales Business School works with leading global accounting bodies to help give you a competitive advantage as you develop the skills, knowledge, and qualifications to assist you in becoming recognised within the industry. Taught by qualified accountants and specialists who are active within the industry, we have a great selection of accounting and finance courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. 

Why study accounting and finance at USW?

Professionally Accredited Courses

Our undergraduate Accounting and Finance degree is multi-accredited by the ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, and CIPFA meaning you can expect a high quality of teaching from South Wales Business School. 

Students can receive exemptions towards their professional qualifications as well as the CIMA-accredited Sage certification as part of their degree. We provide highly accredited tuition for the remaining professional body exams by ACCA and ICAEW. We are also an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner and an ICAEW Partner in Learning for our postgraduate courses.

Internships and Placements

South Wales Business School will prepare you for the future through real-world experiences. With year-long or short-term placements available to undergraduates as well as live projects, we aim to provide a mix of academic and practical learning. 

Atradius, Alactel-Lucent, and the Welsh Government are just some of the organisations that have provided longer work placements in recent years helping our students to stand out from the crowd.

Consultancy and Industry links

We work closely with various industry partners meaning our students are taught by professionally qualified accountants and specialists who are active and experienced in the industry. 

We also help to build relationships for placement and work opportunities for our students - including The Development Bank for Wales, RCT County Borough Council, and Atradius to name only a few in recent years.


Why choose an accredited course?

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Accreditation provides a stamp of approval for our courses and teaching. Studying a course accredited by a relevant professional body could give you a headstart in your career.

CIMA Sage certificate

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Get the CIMA-accredited Sage certificate as part of your degree without any extra cost to show your valuable skills to employers.

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Experience what it's like to work as an accountant using our industry-standard financial software in the Trading Room at the Treforest Campus.


Undergraduate Degrees

Gain professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year)

This course prepares you for a career in banking, investment management and consultancy by ‘topping up’ your HND qualification to an Honors degree.

Postgraduate Degrees



The ACCA Professional Qualification, covering all accounting disciplines, can act as a springboard to career success in many different areas of accountancy and finance.

Our innovative MSc Professional Accounting (with ACCA tuition) combines advanced academic study with a professional accounting qualification.



ICAEW chartered accountants are always in demand and the ACA qualification equips students to perform at the highest levels of accountancy, business and finance.

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The MSc Finance and Investment will develop the knowledge and skills needed for an understanding of the theories, techniques and regulatory environment of financial market investment.

BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting


The only course of its kind in the UK - running for the past ten years and providing specialist skills in fraud investigation, valuations, assist in dispute resolution, expert reports and conduct analysis.

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A Masters by Research degree allows you to carry out independent, original research on an approved topic of your choice, which you defend as a thesis of up to 40,000 words.

Accounting PHD


A PhD is a doctoral degree based on a significant and original individual research project which culminates in an in-depth thesis which is relative to an area of staff expertise.

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Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Discover USW's range of professionally-accredited courses, many of which are designed in partnership with industry.


Undergraduate Campus Open Day

Discover USW's range of professionally-accredited courses, many of which are designed in partnership with industry.