Our innovative Business Accounting and Finance degree provides a flying start for students seeking a career as a Chartered Accountant. The degree is a collaboration between Newcastle University, professional services firm PwC, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
The most established degree of its kind, it integrates academic study with professional exams and over 200 days of paid work experience with PwC. This accelerates your progress to qualification as a Chartered Accountant and means you could be fully qualified in just over a year from graduation.
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This degree was designed with, and is professionally accredited by, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
It contains custom-designed modules that satisfy the requirements for the ICAEW’s Professional Stage examinations. Providing you pass these modules with a mark of 50% or 55% (depending on the module) you will be able to complete the requirements for the ICAEW’s Professional Stage by the end of Stage 3.
This means that once you graduate, you will have only the ICAEW’s three Advanced Stage examinations to pass in order to complete all the examinations needed to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Some of the material that you study in Stage 4 of the degree will help you with these final papers.
Read more about how this degree can help you make accelerated progress towards becoming a fully qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) on the Business School website.
Accounting and finance at Newcastle is highly regarded, ranking in the top 10 UK universities in The Complete University Guide 2014.
Accounting and Finance at Newcastle also ranks in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In a typical week most students will have eight to 16 hours of lectures and two to six hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops. Optional help sessions and online self-study software programmes are also available.
Assessment methods used include course work, individual and group presentations, online assessment and dissertations. Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
This degree integrates over 200 days of qualifying technical work experience with PwC, divided across the second, third and fourth years.
Find out more about the preparation and training you will receive for your work placements on the Business School's website.
As a student in Newcastle University Business School you will have access to teaching, learning and computing facilities in our brand new, state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Take a virtual tour of our new building.
Newcastle University Business School is one of only 140 business schools worldwide to receive accreditation from the European agency EFMD under its EQUIS scheme, in recognition of its development of students' managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
All Business School students have access to specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service, and career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser. The Business School also runs an annual career development week to give you an insight into possible career options and to help you to start thinking about your future.
We encourage all of our students to gain work experience while studying with us. This could be on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis. Other opportunities for you to boost your personal and professional skills during your studies include:
You will be part of a global community in the Business School, with staff and students representing 69 different countries. You will also have the chance to have a say in how the Business School is run through initiatives such as the Board of Students.