Got a passion to study Accounting and/or Finance?

We have put together the below suggested reading and resources list to provide a flavour of some of the material you may cover throughout your undergraduate degree and help give you a head start on your first semester at the School of Management.

Why should I read these?

By engaging with the resources, you will:

  • Enhance your understanding of various accounting and finance practices to help you discover where your interests lie for your future career.
  • Develop an understanding of some of the terminology used in your degree before starting with us.
  • Gain an understanding of the types of topics and material covered in your degree.

If you have yet to apply for your degree with us, our reading material can be combined with your own reading to help you write a strong personal statement, with greater understanding of the course and references.

Reading List and Online Resources

This is not an exhaustive list of all that you will be studying but an opportunity to start developing and understanding where your interests lie.

You'll find books related to some key first year semester modules and online resources which provide a wider grounding in your subject area to allow you to see how it relates to real world current issues.

Subject Taster Videos

Find out more about accounting and finance at Swansea University with our subject taster videos -

Basic concepts of financial systems

An introduction to accounting

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