Why study accounting and finance at the University of Sussex?
If you choose to study an accounting and finance related degree at Sussex, then you will be based in the Department of Accounting and Finance, part of the University of Sussex Business School. You will enjoy access to state-of-the-art-facilities and expert academic staff who consult for leaders in business and government.
As a student at the Department of Accounting and Finance you will be able to use leading technology in the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. Here, supervised by industry experts, you can participate in real-time financial and trading simulations. Other benefits include:
Strong research culture
The Department has a strong research culture, and as a student, you will also benefit from three research centres that promote both applied and theoretical research. The three centres are Accounting, Business Finance and Quantitative Finance. These specialised centres undertake impactful research that is often used to inform teaching and assessment at all levels.
Excellent career prospects
- Joint 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects On Track in Accounting and Finance. (The Complete University Guide 2022)
- 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)
- Professional placement year with some degrees, helping you put your knowledge into practice
Professionally accredited degrees
Sussex is accredited by professional accounting and finance bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), helping you get the qualifications you need. The University also has a professional partnership with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI).
Accounting and finance graduate job prospects
With an accounting and finance related degree you will have a route into various financial professions. You will also be able to pursue roles in different sectors and industries, due to the transferable skills you will develop. After university you could go into a graduate role and follow a structured path with training.
Some of the jobs you could pursue include:
- Chartered accountant
- Forensic accountant
- Tax advisor
- Investment banker
- Data analyst