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University of Exeter - Want to study Accounting?

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If you want your degree to translate into full time employment, your lectures to be delivered by world renowned academics and your study to take place in an idyllic yet state-of-the-art facility, then the University of Exeter Business School is the place for you.

With 159 globally acclaimed academics delivering cutting-edge, research-led lectures and tutorials, it's no wonder that an impressive 89.4% of our students go into employment or further study within six months of graduating.


World-Class Accounting and Finance at the University of Exeter Business School

Accounting at Exeter has a long history of research excellence, with 73 percent of research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent – far higher than the national average (REF, 2014).

Our accounting degrees open up a number of career opportunities including accountancy, insurance, banking and finance and qualified accountants can be found at the highest levels of organisations in all sectors across the world. A significant advantage of our BA Accounting and Finance degree is that the course is exempt from needing professional examinations such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, and ICAEW (depending on modules taken). This makes the course suitable for a successful career in accounting. If you want a broader programme which still includes core accounting subjects, you may better suit the Business and Accounting degree. This allows a broad choice of options across a range of business subjects, enabling you to appreciate the wider context in which accounting operates.

As with all undergraduate degrees in the Business School, you have the opportunity to study overseas or to gain industrial experience. We encourage all of our students to consider spending their third year “out in the field” – either gaining industrial experience, studying abroad, or a combination of these, before returning to Exeter for your fourth and final year of study. These opportunities are now available in the UK, Europe and beyond.

If you opt for the industrial experience programme you’ll get the opportunity to put into practice some of the things you’ve learnt in your first two years. This means that you’ll come back to us for your final year well-equipped with practical experience in your chosen area of study, and you’d add ‘With Industrial Experience’ to your degree title.

If you follow the study abroad option, the third year is spent studying at one of our internationally recognised partner business schools or universities across the world. If you really want to throw yourself into an international environment and get to know a place well, this is definitely for you. Your year abroad counts towards your degree, and your degree title would change to reflect this, adding ‘With International Study’ to your existing programme.

At the University of Exeter Business School, there is no requirement for you to have previously studied accounting before coming to us, as we do not assume any prior knowledge of the subject. 

For more information on our Accounting and Finance undergraduate programmes, please visit our website http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/accounting/

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