What is accounting and finance?

Number crunching. Information Analysis. Data manipulation. These are just some of the facets that Accounting and Finance professionals may specialise in. However, duties encompass far more than the typical financial management of an organisation. The profession is not only imperative to the financial management of an organisation, but too, as the strategic brains behind the day-to-day operations.

You will be taught economic theory blended with mathematical and statistical elements. We will build your analytical tools, knowledge and techniques to prepare you for a career across any industry, with involvement across all aspects of business from macro business trends to supply chains.

Why Choose Swansea?

Real-life application. We pay close attention to market trends, offering modules in SAGE Accounting to bolster your skills sets and utilising VAR to complete audits of live companies.

High Performance and Rankings. We rank in the UK Top 25 for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2024), with previous graduates securing positions with the likes of Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and Linklaters.

Teaching Expertise. You’ll be taught by cutting-edge researchers who are leaders in their field.

What graduate career options are there?

Accounting and Finance graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally challenging employment opportunities, opening doors for a multitude of diverse career options.

Whether you’re aspiring to work for multinational corporations or SMEs, you could find yourself securing any of these roles: Chartered Accountant, Financial Analyst, Trader, Banker or Investment Manager, Auditor or Tax specialist.

Find out about the career support available to you.

What do current students think?

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"I love the flexibility of the modules. The first year is the same for all finance students, giving you a grounding for the subject but the variety of modules from Year 2 can really help you specialise in the field you are most interested in. I feel that the course is equipping me with the needed skills and knowledge for the future."
- Natasha Mawera; BSc Finance with a Year in Industry

See our teaching in action

Introduction to Accounting

Find out more about accounting with an introduction to the subject from Dr Jafar Ojra, Senior Lecturer in Accounting.

Explore four key branches of accounting, including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.

Materials to help you get ready for your degree

What are your course options?

Our flexible study options


Our courses are structured to allow flexibility so that you get to tailor your modules, and ultimately your degree, to suit your developing career aspirations.

For undergraduate UK students we offer the option of a Foundation Year with each of our accounting and finance degrees.

These are increasingly a popular option because they offer:

  • Smaller class sizes with more personalised support;
  • extra support including Maths, essay writing and group work;
  • and you gain a solid grounding in accounting, finance, statistics, strategy and management specialisms.

Undergraduate international students
can apply for our Undergraduate Accounting and Finance Pathway. We also offer a range of English language training to support and prepare you for your studies at Swansea University.

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