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Get your accounting career off to a flying start with Queen Mary, PwC and ICAEW.
This degree was designed with, and is professionally accredited by, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Successful graduates of this degree will have completed 12 of the 15 modules of the ICAEW Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
The BSc Accountancy (Flying Start) programme combines academic study, integrated professional work placements at PwC, and progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification. Throughout your journey, you’ll be supported by a team of dedicated staff from both the School and PwC, who will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.
You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, consisting of lectures and smaller group seminars.
For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic advisor to support your progress at all stages of your degree.
Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.
The university offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
As you will be working on real client work during your placements, you will also receive technical training from PwC.
Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Our standard contextual offer: Grades AAB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.
Our enhanced contextual offer (for care experienced students, refugee/asylum seekers or students who have completed Realising Opportunities or Access to Queen Mary): Grades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.
More information on how this information is used for a contextual offer can be found on our contextualised admissions page.
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.
For any applicants requiring a Student Route visa to study with us, there may be additional visa permission considerations due to the nature of this programme. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
See our general undergraduate entry requirements.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offer a financial bursary for BSc Accountancy students, subject to eligibility criteria. Find out more about the PwC Flying Start Financial Bursary and other scholarships, on our other funding options.
We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
PwC has consistently been voted Best Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey. The vast majority of finalists on Flying Start programmes with PwC have received a job offer at the company after graduation, often becoming fully-qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants just over a year after graduation.
Graduates of Flying Start programmes have also moved into non-accounting roles at PwC.
There is no obligation (on the part of the student or PwC) to progress to a role at PwC following completion of the course.
PwC will provide each student with a career coach, who will guide the student through PwC’s annual performance management process. Prior to joining PwC for their first work placement, students will be allocated a named 'buddy' who will help induct them into the firm.
A wealth of careers support is also available through both Queen Mary and the School of Business and Management.
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The School of Business and Management takes a unique interdisciplinary approach that promises students an inspiring educational experience: we teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.
Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.
The School’s Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres, groups and clusters focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.
The School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which ensures that the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success are met.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), the School of Business and Management dramatically moved up the Times Higher Education rankings. Among 108 UK business schools, the School now ranks:
Queen Mary is also part of the Russell Group - a body of leading UK universities dedicated to research and teaching excellence.
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