Finance and Accounting

Finance and Accounting

You will study the core modules listed below.

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
This module aims to expose you to a broad range of necessary skills required to support and develop independent learning. The module aims to develop your criticality in reading, writing and source selection and teach you how to organise your thoughts and arguments in a logical sequence. Referencing has a particular focus on referencing tools in Word and online. There is an emphasis on team work, speaking and listening skills and being able to take part in discussions and presentations.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the statistical methods and techniques used in accounting and finance and to enable confident and independent use of these skills. Mastery of these statistical techniques will support your understanding of numerate topics within accounting and finance.
This is an introductory module that aims to provide an understanding of the business and its environment, in particular the economic environment. It sets the scene and provides a basis for further learning. This module aims to contextualise the study of organisations and to give you the ability to analyse issues of organisation and management in a contemporary setting.
The aim of the module is to give a broad understanding into the fundamentals of financial accounting which later modules build upon. The focus moves from recording transactions to producing and interpreting financial statements. It also touches upon the differing needs of users of accounting information and how the regulatory framework takes steps to standardise accounting information available to these groups.
The main aim of this is to introduce you to management accounting concepts and the techniques used by businesses in analysing data internally within a business. It aims to distinguish between Financial and Management accounting. This module also aims to develop an awareness of how management accounting techniques can be used as a basis for decision-making within a business, as well as some of the limitations of the various techniques.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the mathematical methods and techniques used in accounting and finance, and to enable the confident and independent use of these skills. The skills also have a transferable content and are useful in other disciplines and applications (e.g. statistics). Mastery of these mathematical techniques will support your understanding of numerate topics within accounting and finance.
The main aim of this module is to introduce you to concepts relating to financing and investment decision making. The module also introduces you to theories relating to financing and investment decision-making and deals with how these theories might differ from what might happen in practice.
The main aim of this module is to introduce you to common types of investments and to provide an understanding of the analysis of investment portfolios.

Your degree at Sussex

This course can lead to the second year of an undergraduate degree listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 40% 40%
Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 40% 40%
Finance BSc (Hons) 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 40% 40%
Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 40% 40%
Finance and Business BSc (Hons) 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 40% 40%