The Careers and Placements team at Aston University won the ‘Best University Placements Service’ category at theNational Undergraduate Employability Awards2022. This was achieved by launching Virtual Employability Festivals and recognising the power of peer-to-peer communication by pairing 500 students looking for placements with 500 students who had completed placements. The integrated placement year gives you the genuine, practical work experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of issues such as office politics, which cannot be replicated in the lecture room. The Aston placement year forms an integral part of your educational journey and is compulsory for all home students. International/EU students can request permission to opt out of the placement year, but we strongly recommend that it is completed where possible.


Accounting A-level is viewed as a ‘traditional academic subject’ for the purpose of applying to BSc Accounting and Finance only. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI , whichever is the greater. A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics Grade C or Grade 4 and GCSE English Language Grade C or grade 4. Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.

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We consider the combination of subjects you have taken, as well as the individual scores. The proportion of exam to coursework is approximately 75% to 25%, with some courses having a higher proportion of continuous assessment. See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants. You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on ourEnglish Language Requirementspage.

  • We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the “Triple Crown”.
  • The cash method of financial accounting is an easier, less strict method of preparing financial statements.
  • This module introduces the main concepts and techniques employed by management accountants, and how management accounting fits within the context of the accounting field and in the work place.
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  • The early part of the module discusses the theories underlying the study of governance, recent governance failures, and policy initiatives designed to improve governance quality and accountability.

This academic course is carefully designed for students to explore how an accounting and reporting education, as well as advanced study of accounting, will equip you for exciting careers in the business and finance sectors. These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships. Students will be exposed to more advanced knowledge of accounting such as consolidated group financial statements, financial instruments and share based payment. Professionals who want to acquire these certifications must demonstrate their knowledge in economics, financial accounting, quantitative methods, corporate and asset finance and financial instruments and ethical and professional standards. The degree in Finance and Accounting will provide the necessary certifications to further achieve these skills.


The purpose of the module is to increase understanding of how to manage your own continuous personal and professional development in order to enable sustained career success and to be an effective and transformational leader. Employability is at the forefront of all our accounting and finance courses. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops, and also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.