Full Time: 4 Years | 4 years includes guaranteed industry placements in years 2, 3 and 4
This is a fast-track degree route to becoming a Chartered Accountant in the UK.
This four-year programme gives you the benefit of going to university, getting paid work experience and fast-tracking your career. The programme has been developed in partnership with PwC, the UK’s leading professional services organisation, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Henley Business School is ranked 15th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide, 2018) and 14th in the UK for graduate career prospects (Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2018).
This is an innovative, challenging degree designed to accelerate your route into employment and your progress towards a professional accountancy qualification. You will gain a strong academic and professional foundation in business and accountancy and complete a significant proportion of the work experience and technical study requirements needed to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
The application process for this degree includes a unique assessment day run together with PwC. This involves a group exercise and an individual interview with the PwC team.
In the first year, you will study alongside other students at Henley Business School – in keeping with the traditional university experience. You will gain a thorough grounding in fundamental aspects of accounting, business, ethics and law. In the second and third years, you will combine academic study with paid professional work placements at PwC, lasting 12-16 weeks each. Your fourth year will include a final work placement of 16-20 weeks. During the three placements you can expect to earn a competitive salary, offsetting a significant proportion of your tuition fees or living costs.
By the time you graduate you will have completed modules that exempt you from 12 out of 15 ICAEW accreditations.
Graduates who achieve a 2:1 and perform well on placements are likely to receive an offer of employment from PwC. You will be approximately one year away from achieving full ACA Chartered Accountant status – putting you ahead of other graduates entering the accounting profession.
Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.
The tuition fee will remain £9,000 per year for the full duration of this course if you start in the 2016/17 academic year or have accepted an offer but deferred your entry until the 2017/18 academic year. This is unlike other institutions who are planning to raise fees midway through courses.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The programme only costs the full amount of £9,250 per year in the first year. There is a 20% fee reduction in years 2, 3 and 4.
What career can you have?
What career can you have?
PwC has been voted employer of choice by students in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for 14 consecutive years, and voted the UK’s Accountancy Employer of Choice for 17 years.
Join PwC and you’ll be roughly a year ahead of its traditional graduates, becoming a fully qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant with the salary to match, just over a year after graduation.