SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc Accounting and Finance (2018 entry)

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The BSc Accounting and Finance programme provides essential grounding in accounting, finance and related areas including statistics, law and management. The programme delivers a combination of modules on general and applied accounting, management, organisational theory, financial management and strategy with specialist regional financial modules in the final year. It is aimed at students wanting to pursue a rigorous scientific based mode of study in the theories underpinning how organisations function; how they deal with uncertainty; how they grow and expand; and how they make decisions and strategy.  

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths
A Levels:
GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
35 (665 at HL)

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Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction

Scottish Highers: AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB

Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above

Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0

Euro Bacc: 80%

French Bacc: 14/20

German Abitur: 2.0

Italy DES: 80/100

Austria Mat: 2.0

Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

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3 years

Fees 2020/21

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

Fees for 2020/21 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page


Students take 120 credits per year. The programme has been designed so that second and third year modules build on modules taken in year one. In their final year students undertake an independent study project.

Year One
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Introduction to Public Sector Accounting 151030030 15 Term 1
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 2
Principles of Management 151030026 30 Full Year
Business Law 151030031 15 Term 1
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 151030034 15 Term 2
Financial Accounting 151030033 15 Term 1
Analysing Company Financial Statements 151030032 15 Term 2
Research Methods in Accounting and Finance 151030035 15 Term 2
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 1
Guided Option

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from List A below.

Year Three
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Financial Markets and Instruments 151030038 15 - Not Running 2019/20
Taxation 151030039 15 - Not Running 2019/20 - This module will first run in 2020/21
Advanced Corporate Reporting 151030037 15 - Not Running 2019/20 - Renamed Advanced Corporate Reporting for 2020/21 onwards
Audit and Assurance 151030036 15 - Not Running 2019/20
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Guided Option

Choose modules to the value of 15 credits from List B below.

List of modules (subject to availability)
List A - Year 2
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
List B - Year 3
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Finance in China 151030013 15 Term 2
Finance in Japan and Korea 151030021 15 Term 2
Finance in the Middle East and North Africa 151030022 15 Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

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Graduates will have a firm grasp of accounting and financial management disciplines that should place them in a good position to pursue a career in accounting, finance, business, banking, consulting, media and other industries. Students who attain a first or upper second will be well-placed to embark on postgraduate study. The School of Finance and Management Studies (SFM) maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom and its focus regions; the Research Centre for Global Finance in SFM has solid international links with multinational firms, governments and multilateral financial institutions. We expect that many of our graduates will move into manufacturing, banking, finance, consulting, media, and other industries.

Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:

  • Deloitte
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • KPMG
  • Euro Monitor International
  • Santander
  • Investec
  • HM Treasury
  • Western Securities Co. Ltd
  • Nomura
  • UBS

Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Executive
  • Management Consultant
  • Vice-President
  • Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Events Manager

A Student's Perspective

The cultural diversity of the student body makes for a multi-dimensional learning experience

Tomoko Sugimoto


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