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Study Accounting in England UK. List of 79 best institutions, 2024 prices, rankings

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For schoolchildren, students and foreigners, the study of accounting in the UK is one of the most promising educational areas. Academic programs of higher and secondary education in England have long established themselves as the best and have become a benchmark for many countries of the world. In addition to the high quality for which foreigners from all over the world come to Britain, English educational institutions are known for their centuries-old traditions, elitism of education and a powerful academic and technical base. It is worth noting that training in economic specialties may vary from country to country, both in terms of the educational process, loads, specialties, and qualifications. What are the specifics of education in the field of economics, and what prospects await students in England, you will learn from this article.

Studying Accounting in England: Facts and Prospects for Foreign Students

Higher educated economists and accountants in England are highly sought after in the job market, thanks to the prestige and quality of English education.

6 reasons to study accounting in Britain :

  • Great career prospects
  • High demand around the world
  • Ability to work in any field
  • International education
  • Double degrees
  • Real theoretical and practical knowledge

Most British graduates find work within 6 months after graduation.

Without accountants, it is impossible to imagine the activities of any company, and, according to forecasts, the demand for this profession will only increase.

The main tasks of specialists - to record, analyze, interpret and advise in the field of finance - are needed in any field of activity.

In the United Kingdom, more than 55.000 international students, due to the number of representatives of various nationalities, a truly international environment is emerging. In such conditions, students make valuable contacts and just learn a lot about other cultures.

Accounting and finance complement each other perfectly and knowledge of these two areas will expand your career opportunities and prospects, which is why many universities in England offer programs that combine these two specialties.

Studying accounting and finance is impossible without a practical approach; universities create all the conditions for obtaining the necessary experience, after which newly-minted specialists feel confident in this profession.

This specialty is perfect for you if you have:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Good memory
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Stress resistance
  • Perseverance
  • Operability
  • Logic
  • Ability to bring things to the end
  • Responsible attitude to work
  • Sociability
  • Mind flexibility and ability to find innovative solutions.

Study Accounting in the UK

A wide range of programs is open in the UK. Summer schools are open on the basis of top schools and colleges, short-term courses are developed and constantly improved, where young specialists can improve their qualifications, and at the level of university education, students are invited to take the best programs in this direction. So, if you are aiming to get a quality education in Britain, depending on your age, they’ll suit you:

  • High school programs in the UK with subject-specific studies (full-time high school studies by British educational standards)
  • Higher educational institutions: Bachelor's, Master's programs, short university courses, graduate school.

Consider the main nuances of studying accounting in England:

  • Why are private schools so popular?
  • How to find a program for a student with a specialized study of accounting?
  • Scientific degrees
  • Courses at the university: duration and quality
  • Learning Features
  • Form of studying 
  • Practice
  • Cost of education

Private schools in Britain work on national educational programs with in-depth study of optional subjects. Thus, in high school, children gain knowledge about the future profession at the level of 1-2 year university

Programs for students with advanced study - GCSE, A-Level, IB, Foundation. You only need to clarify with school representatives whether the subject “Accounting” is included in the list of disciplines for in-depth study

The degrees that universities offer within this specialty are: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BaccSci), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). Most courses are accredited by a professional body for accountants. Duration of undergraduate courses is 3-4 years. The first academic years were devoted to the study of key moments in the profession, after familiarization with the introductory disciplines, students will be able to choose a specialization from the modules offered by the educational institution. The final stage is accompanied by research work. Lectures in the classroom where students perform individual and group assignments, case studies, students also attend seminars

University programs comply with international standards and require the acquisition of the necessary practical skills. Most universities offer internships in large companies. Leading universities in the UK offer academic programs in the specialty “Accounting” on a paid basis, the cost of studying for non-residents of the European Union is about 25,000 £ per year of study.

Requirements for applicants

The name of the program

Minimum Points

International baccalaureate

35

A-level

A

IELTS

6.5

The main specializations offered by universities:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting Examination
  • Information Systems
  • Business strategies
  • Corporate reporting
  • Cost accounting
  • Analyzed data
  • Macro and microeconomics
  • Professional ethics
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Reporting Procedures
  • Management of risks
  • Insurance Specialists
  • Strategic management.

At the end of the university, qualified specialists will be able to find work in numerous areas, due to the high demand for the profession:

  • Actuary
  • Budget Analyst
  • Expert in valuation
  • Credit controller
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial trader
  • Investment Analyst
  • Payroll administrator
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Retail banker
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Tax consultant.

Secondary education with advanced studying of accounting - private boarding schools in Britain

For a foreign student, one cannot find better conditions for studying specialized disciplines than in private boarding schools. The quality of academic preparation is excellent here, in addition, the student will be able to calmly get used to the new environment and achieve high English proficiency throughout the measured school life.

High school programs, pre-university preparation in Britain with specialized studying the specialty "Accounting":

Course name

Age requirements

Approximate prices

Schools

GCSE

14-16 years: grades 8-9

From 14569 £ / term

Queen Ethelburga's College

A-level

16-18 years old or after grade 9,10,11

From 29000 £ / year

Abbey DLD College London

Foundation

17+, after grade 11

From 10 560 £ / year

University of Huddersfield

International Year One

17+, after grade 11

From 5655 £ / term

Birkbeck, University of London

Best accounting and finance universities in Britain 2024 | Complete University Guide

Rank Institution Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Quality Research Intensity Graduate Prospects   Overall Score
1 Glasgow 220 45017 29618 0.63 89   100
2 Strathclyde 212 34029 42795 0.82 90   99.7
3 Leeds 176 18719 43160 0.75 87   98.7
4 Aberdeen 193 44290 44230 0.55 88   97.4
5 Bath 158 44231 44230 0.75 88   96.3
6 Queen's, Belfast 156 44200 32174 0.88 94   96.3
7 Durham 167 44351 44319 0.52 91   95.9
8 London School of Economics 143 36220 16862 0.75 94   95.8
9 Loughborough 146 44443 35462 0.8 96   95.8
10 Warwick 139 46113 42064 0.8 89   95.3
11 Exeter 153 44200 31079 0.67 91   94.9
12 Birmingham 153 44381 30713 0.79 90   94.9
13 Lancaster 139 41730 42430 0.79 89   94.7
14 Nottingham 151 44200 33635 0.78 89   94.6
15 Heriot-Watt 169 44534 27426 0.62 82   94.4
16 Newcastle 150 44231 26330 0.67 93   94.4
17 Stirling 176 36220 35462 0.59 78   94.3
18 Manchester 177 44381 44380 0.68 73   94.3
19 Queen Mary, University of London 160 30011 35827 0.79 82   93.5
20 Reading 130 44534 44503 0.61 88   93.3
21 Edinburgh 176 29646 44289 0.57 75   93.2
22 Swansea 123 46478 34001 0.57 90   93.1
23 Sussex 128 44504 31809 0.65 91   93.1
24 Liverpool 140 45383 33635 0.53 82   92.9
25 Sheffield 133 44231 44533 0.55 87   92.8
26 Kent 130 44231 30713 0.71 90   92.8
27 Robert Gordon 180 46478 19391 0.1 74   92.8
28 Cardiff 159 35490 46813 0.56 73   92.7
29 Southampton 148 44504 44441 0.61 79   92.6
30 Ulster 125 42826 35462 0.93 82   92.6
31 Dundee 172 44231 44257 0.65 75   92.1
32 East Anglia (UEA) 128 44381 44442 0.6 82   91.8
33 City, University of London 152 41730 44986 0.5 68   91.8
34 Nottingham Trent 123 12510 23774 0.17 86   91.1
35 Edinburgh Napier 158 43556 17199 0.11 75   90.8
36 Bristol 148 33298 44230 0.76 68   90.7
37 Portsmouth 112 41365 27061 0.31 88   90.3
38 Aston 131 36220 44380 0.43 74   90
39 Lincoln 114 47209 23774 0.18 84   90
40 Royal Holloway, University of London 126 44442 35096 0.66     89.7
41 De Montfort 99 44534 27061 0.33 90   89.7
42 Northumbria 135 42095 19756 0.18 77   89.6
43 Leicester 126 30011 24139 0.84 75   89.2
44 Glasgow Caledonian 164 44231 47150 0.13 68   89.1
45 Surrey 144 32568 25235 0.56 68   89.1
46 Hull 124 44351 19756 0.46 77   89
47 Aberystwyth 102 16528 19025 0.64 74   88.9
48 Keele 111 44231 44288 0.54 78   88.7
49 Liverpool John Moores 135 44290     84   88.5
50 Derby 118 44652 33970 0.13 85   88.3
51 Westminster 133 41730 46419 0.15 74   88.2
52 Huddersfield 122 44381 16103 0.17 76   87.9
53 Bradford 113 44412 30348 0.33 70   87.5
54 Essex 107 44412 31444 0.71 66   87.5
55 Oxford Brookes 121 44231 23774 0.19 67   87.4
56 Bangor 114 13971 29618 0.7 54   87.1
57 Coventry 114 42461 44318 0.06 74   87.1
58 West of Scotland 122 42826 46784 0.19 70   87
59 Edge Hill 123 34759 44257 0.38 75   86.9
60 West of England, Bristol 112 44412 21582 0.23 70   86.6
61 Manchester Metropolitan 124 44200 44349 0.16 62   86.2
62 Teesside 104 44534 44958 0.11 77   86.2
63 Middlesex 110 34029 26330 0.32 68   86.1
64 London South Bank 99 44259 30317 0.29 75   85.8
65 Brunel University London 107 34394 44229 0.9 65   85.7
66 Central Lancashire 117 22737 44288 0.22 50   85.5
67 Plymouth 109 43556 17564 0.6 57   85.4
68 Greenwich 114 45017 44228 0.19 64   85.4
69 Buckingham 110 4,51     72   85,1
70 Abertay 149 4,37     57   85,1
71 Chester 104 4,26 1,57 0,11 76   85,1
72 Salford 120 3,98 2,66 0,22 57   84,9
73 Worcester 97 4,38 1,65 0,29 71   84,9
74 Birmingham City 112 4,09 2,42 0,05 63   84,7
75 Northampton 92 4,08 1,86 0,98 66   84,7
76 Hertfordshire 98 4,21 2,05 0,09 70   84,5
77 Roehampton 100 3,87 2,23 0,34 69   84,2
78 South Wales 105 4,29 1,44 0,04 69   83,7
79 Liverpool Hope 109 4,07     74   83,5
80 Gloucestershire 94 4,02     82   83,5
81 Brighton 100 3,79 2,84 0,16 60   83,4
82 Bournemouth 106 3,85 2,65 0,3 56   83,3
83 Solent 108 4,21     69   83,2
84 Leeds Beckett 99 4,19 1,92 0,11 62   83
85 Sheffield Hallam 105 4,01 2,32 0,03 59   83
86 Bolton 109 4,57     56   82,7
87 East London 99 4,12 2,26 0,06 57   82,6
88 Wolverhampton 90 4,28 2,12 0,19 57   82,5
89 West London 112 4,44     56   82,4
90 Kingston 105 3,97 2,78 0,26 44   82
91 Cardiff Metropolitan 113 4,06     56   80,9
92 Anglia Ruskin 95 4,02 2,42 0,16 46   80,7
93 London Metropolitan 63 4,1 2,31 0,03 61   80,5
94 Winchester 100 4,27     53   80,3
95 Bedfordshire 93 3,75 2,36 0,18 51   80,2
96 Leeds Trinity 84 4,23         80,1
97 Chichester 92 4,1     57   79,7
98 Sunderland 96 3,7 1,32 0,14 62   79,4
99 Staffordshire 99 4,39     43   79,2
100 Canterbury Christ Church 90 3,79     61 78,9 78,9
101 Highlands & Islands 4,32     44 78,7  
102 Buckinghamshire New 84 4,18     42 77  
103 Wrexham Glyndŵr 3,74     50 76,8  
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Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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