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International Year One in Finance and Accounting

International Year One in Finance and Accounting

Studying Finance and Accounting

The International Year One in Finance and Accounting is your route to a variety of Finance and Accounting degrees at the University of Sussex. Topics such as accounting, economics, finance, investments, management, maths and quantitative methods are taught within the programme modules, alongside English language and career skills.

Modules have been carefully designed to prepare you to successfully progress to your chosen Finance and Accounting degree.

Why study the International Year One in Finance and Accounting with us?

There are many reasons to study this preparational programme and progress straight to the second year of one of six practical undergraduate degrees. These include:

  • The University of Sussex is ranked joint 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects On Track for Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2022).
  • Sussex is ranked 10th in the UK and 77th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • 100% of Sussex Accounting and Finance BSc students in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after graduating (HESA EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017).

Discover more about Finance and Accounting

If you're interested in studying finance and accounting at university, read more about your degree options and related career opportunities on our dedicated Accounting and Finance subject page.

What you’ll study

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.

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 valid for 2021/22 intakes only and are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules
Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules
Banking and Digital Finance BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules
Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules
Finance and Business BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules
Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) Min. 40% in all academic modules

Entry requirements

Discover the entry requirements for studying the International Year One in Finance and Accounting.

English Course

Need to improve your English? You can study a range of English language courses at the International Study Centre.

Fees

Learn more about the tuition fees for your course, as well as any additional costs for studying at Sussex.

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