Accounting and Finance with French

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Key Facts

Code N4R1
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB with B in French unless to be studied as a beginner

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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This multi-accredited BSc in Accounting and Finance with French degree offers you the chance to develop and practise your technical knowledge, skills and expertise, linguistic competencies and knowledge of the French culture, while gaining professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies such as the ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, CII and ICSA. This degree is designed for students who are clearly focused on working in accountancy or a business environment where French will be required.  

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

100% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Modern Languages (NSS 2019)

95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)


Why study Accounting and Finance with French at Aberystwyth?

  • The Department of Modern Languages is ranked 8th in the UK for Learning and Teaching in the subject area of Modern Languages (The Guardian League Tables 2019). 
  • Study in a University that is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction where 90% of our students are satisfied (NSS 2018) 

Our degrees are accredited by the following;

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • This programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations;
  • You will be taught by qualified accountants with a wealth of industry and academic experience;
  • Discover the French language and culture through modules such as Language and Identity,  Film, Literature and Art;
  • Explore French life hands on your year in a French-speaking country;
  • Our degree generates high and successful levels of graduates who enter employment or further training 6 months after graduation.
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

All of the lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active specialists in their chosen field. We also employ highly qualified and experienced language tutors, and native-speakers, who will ensure that your learning is of the highest possible quality and who will provide you with constant support through your years of study.


Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Business Law LC31220 20
Corporate Finance And Financial Markets AC30520 20
Financial Accounting 2 AC32920 20
French Language FR20130 30
Management Accounting 2 AC33120 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Voyage Et Litterature En France 17e-19e / Travel And Literature In France FR27110 10
Language Of Business 1 FR20310 10


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Abroad Year Credits ACS0080 80
Year Abroad Assessment FRS0040 40


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Accounting 3 AC30920 20
French Language FR30130 30
Investments And Financial Instruments AC30420 20
Management Accounting 3 AC30320 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
The Language Of Business And Current Affairs FR30310 10


Graduate Destinations

Employability is embedded across our teaching within the Aberystwyth Business School and the Department of Modern Languages. The Year Abroad is where our graduates are more distinguished than others. On successful completion of the Year Abroad, students return with an increased skill set, stronger language competencies and the ability to adapt in any situations. 

Our degrees will prepare you for these professions:

  • Chartered Accountant;
  • Chartered Certified Accountant;
  • Chartered Management Accountant;
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant;
  • Accountant technician.

Some of our graduates have also explored other pathways:

  • Tax Advisor;
  • Auditor;
  • Investment analysis;
  • Financial trader;
  • Retail banker;
  • Economist;
  • Actuary.

Transferable Skills

Studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance with French will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • enhanced numerical skills;
  • the ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data;
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form;
  • effective problem-solving;
  • analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • decision-making;
  • the ability to work independently;
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines;
  • self-motivation and self-reliance;
  • team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement;
  • work in multi-lingual environments.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

  • Oral
  • Written
  • Aural
  • Translation

In the first your year, you may discover: 

  • The three key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Quantitative techniques and the use of specialist statistical software
  • Language and Identity in Europe 
  • European Film 
  • European culture
In the second year, you may explore: 
  • Investment analysis
  • Portfolio selection and risk management 
  • The specific rules and practices of accounting in fields such as audit and taxation
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial management and management accounting  
  • Business Law
  • French Literature 
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • The Language of Business and current affairs
In your third year you will spend your time working or studying abroad under the Erasmus + programme. 
In your final year, you may study: 
  • Trends in Management accounting 
  • Financial accounting and corporate finance
  • Auditing, taxation, financial statement analysis
  • French Literature 
  • French Business
  • Your independent research project

How will I be taught?

Our course is taught through the medium of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. All our modules are available online after the lecture or seminar for you to watch in the comfort of your own room.

You will be assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Assessed essays
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Coursework
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB with B in French unless to be studied as a beginner

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in French at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall with 70% in French unless to be studied as a beginner

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact

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