Accounting and Finance

Accounting is defined as the measurement and report of financial information that is used by administrators, investors, and others to make desired decisions about the allocation of an organization's resources.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Accounting holds more importance than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce a company’s accounts. To ensure accuracy, methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgment and an understanding of the motive for which the knowledge will be used. A wide range of decision-makers needs to acknowledge the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.

By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire and develop skills that are vital to the management of organizations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are crucial for the development and prosperity of any private company or public sector organization.

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  • This course offers a ‘Placement year option’. Placement year provides a brilliant opportunity for students to develop and nourish valuable skills and work within self-sourced organization. A minimum of 7 months is offered with the placement provider.

Why Study this Degree

During this course, students will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship

Students at Bangor University take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge and ‘The Pitch’, a UK-wide business plan and marketing challenge.

Bangor University offers excellent computing facilities and by the end students will have the chance to develop their skills in data analysis and report preparation.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.