Course Overview

The BSc Accounting is designed for students who are clearly focused on working in accountancy. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations. The programme is taught by qualified accountants with a wealth of industry and academic experience.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CFA) including full exemption from all nine ACCA papers
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements in both three year (single week or summer internship) and four year (year in industry) variants
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in classes sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in classes sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international-ranked research outputs (REF 2014) 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-2051Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 1A
MN-2052Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 1A
MN-2557Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 1B
MN-2558Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 1B
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 1
MN-2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Marketing Planning
MN-2008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Digital MarketingPre-reqs: MN-1016 Marketing or MN-1505 Marketing or MN-1007 Marketing and Strategy
MN-2009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Change Management
MN-2010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing 1
MN-2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Information Systems
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Programming for Analytics
MN-2017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Science 1
MN-2019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical Writing
MN-2021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Micro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or (MNE102 or MN-2524)
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102.
MN-2035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Economy
MN-2054Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business PlanningCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business ManagementCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2056Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths and Statistics 2Pre-reqs: MN-1010 or MN-1012 or MN-1002 or MN-1503. Incompatible with MN-1507 or MNA101
MN-2057Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 1Pre-req: MN-1002 Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance AND MN-1503 Statistics 1 for Accounting and Fina
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2504Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment Law
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
MN-2508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-2509Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Consulting 1
MN-2510Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 1
MN-2511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Business
MN-2512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Industrial Marketing
MN-2513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Supply Chain Management
MN-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
MN-2520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-2521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Speaking
MN-2522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Marketing
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MNE102 or MN-2024.
MN-2529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Economic IntegrationStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 2 as a co-requisite module.
MN-2530Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic PolicyPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 (or MNE102)
MN-2536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Service Operations Management
MN-2544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic Development Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 or MNE102
MN-2548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 1
MN-2549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision AnalysisStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MNB218.
MN-2551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Aspects of Organisation
MN-2559Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Applied EntrepreneurshipStudents must take and pass MN-2054 and MN-2055 as co-reqs, in order to proceed to this module.
MN-2560Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Financial ManagementStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2004 as a co-requisite
MN-2562Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managerial EconomicsPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 (or MNE102 or MN-2524)
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students must have completed MN-N001 or MN-N003 English for Management 1 in order to select this module.
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001 taught in TB1)

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-3010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 2
MN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 2
MN-3536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 3
MN-3537Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 3
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students need to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Market Efficiency and Behavioural FinanceStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1503 or MN-1012 or MN-1517 or MN-2507 or MNA107
MN-3004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Investment BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial ServicesStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Financial Management
MN-3007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Auditing 1Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2031 or MN-2535 or MNA201 or EBF223
MN-3008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 2Pre-requisites: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232. Non-requisites: MNA205 or EBF234.
MN-3012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-3013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Communications
MN-3015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Power and Organisation
MN-3016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Innovation Management
MN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sales and Sales Force Management
MN-3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project ManagementNot available to students who have previously undertaken MN-2014 Project Management
MN-3021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Metrics
MN-3022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1
MN-3023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Lean Operations
MN-3024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Data Mining
MN-3025Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical Writing Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2019 as this module is incompatible.
MN-3026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Application Development
MN-3027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2005 or MN-2506 MN-2056 or MNE202 or MNA104
MN-3028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 3Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2528 or MNE206
MN-3031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Labour EconomicsStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module. Non-req: MN-2546
MN-3032Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economics and Trade 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2527 or MNE213. Non-req: MN-2550 or MN-2026 or MNE204
MN-3033Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15History of Economic Thought
MN-3035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Monetary EconomicsStudents must have completed BOTH of the following pre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527
MN-3038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Taxation 1Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2533
MN-3042Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Shift: Globalization and Transnational CorporationsStudents must have previously completed MN-2035 in order to select this module.
MN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Implementation
MN-3048Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Advanced Economic AnalysisStudents must have completed BOTH of the following pre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527
MN-3055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Rheoli Prosiectau (Project Management)Co-taught with MN-3019 and allows students to have seminars through the medium of Welsh.
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232. NOTE: This module requires a high level of mathematical ability
MN-3502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 2Pre-reqs: MN-2548 Auditing 1 or MNA202. To select this module, you must also select MN-3007
MN-3503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Innovation and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Asset ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Derivatives and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3507Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management in BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in FinanceStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Ethics
MN-3513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-3515Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Marketing 2Students must have completed MN-2010 in order to select this module.
MN-3516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing Ethics
MN-3517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Corporate Social Responsibility
MN-3519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Technology Service Management
MN-3521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-3522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Management for Business
MN-3524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 2Students must have previously completed MN-2510 in order to select this module.
MN-3525Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public SpeakingStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2521.
MN-3526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2523
MN-3531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public ChoiceStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module.
MN-3532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 4Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3028 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economies of the Middle and Far East
MN-3541Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Taxation 2Students will need to have previously completed MN-2533, and also have selected MN-3038 as co-req
MN-3548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economic PolicyPre-reqs: MN-2021 Microeconomics 2 AND MN-2527 Macroeconomics 2
MN-3551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of International Corporate Governance
MN-3552Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Financial ForecastingOnly applicable to students who have previously undertaken MN-1509/MN-1516 Econometrics 1 or MN-2028
MN-3553Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sales and Personal Selling
MN-3554Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in Accounting
MN-3555Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Forensic Accounting
MN-3560Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strategic Sales Management and Selling
MN-3561Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Media MarketingPre-req: MN-2008 Digital Marketing
MN-3562Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Legal Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed MN-N001 or MN-N003
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001)
MN-N005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0Computerised AccountingZero-credit module, ideally students will have taken MN-2535 Financial Accounting 1 previously

Description

All of our undergraduate programmes combine a range of compulsory modules that students must study in their first year with us before giving you significant freedom to pick optional modules  in later years to allow you to focus in on your own interests and specialisation.

BSc Accounting is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning that graduates will be exempt from all 9 CIMA professional examinations. Swansea also offers the maximum number of exemptions from ACCA examinations that are possible from University study. This means that graduates of this scheme may be exempt (depending on module selection) from all 9 of the ACCA  ‘Fundamentals’ examinations.

Entry Requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of ‘ABB-BBB’ or better.   No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with other qualifications below. GCSE Maths and English minimum grade is also required. 

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18-unit)

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.

English Language

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. Further details can be found here.

International Qualifications

View the international qualifications that we accept, and the level required, for International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,550

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the School of Management network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Scholarships

Swansea University offers a range of scholarships to help fund your studies, including: 

Excellence Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAA or above at A-Level (or equivalent) - £3000 over 2 years. 

Merit Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAB at A-Level (or equivalent - £2000 over 2 years. 

For more information on scholarships and other funding opportunities available at Swansea, please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

The School of Management also offers the Developing Futures Scholarship package, which encourages students to develop a number of professional skills whilst working with the School throughout the academic year.

Undergraduate scholarship of £2000 towards tuition fees.

Available to non-EU (International) students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

Postgraduate scholarship of £3000 towards tuition fees.

Available to all UK/EU and International students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

More information on Developing Futures Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found here.

Location and Facilities

 For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page. 

4 Year Degree Options

Study abroad opportunities are managed in conjunction with Swansea University's Go Global Team. You can find out more about your study abroad opportunities here.

The School of Management offers a variety of placement schemes (year in industry) which are coordinated by our in-house Employability Team. Click here to access detailed guidance on the placement process, including recent student success stories.

Meet our Students

Do you want to know what life is like as a SoM Student? Read our student blogs

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Capgemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk