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BSc Accounting and Finance

Gain in-demand skills for a rewarding and well-paid career in finance with this combined honours programme.



Taught by our world-leading academics, this programme explores accounting and finance through the broader social sciences.

As well as developing your core financial knowledge, you’ll examine the ways institutions and organisations deal with calculation, reporting and evaluation. You’ll look at the interdependencies between accounting and accountability, financial management and risk, performance management and sustainability, governance and regulation, policymaking and change.

The programme explores the role accounting and finance play in societies, economies, institutions, markets, organisations, and even individual behaviours. This interdisciplinary learning means that our graduates are highly sought-after in many areas, such as professional accountancy, investment banking and analysis, management consulting and financial management.

Depending on your chosen course options, you may be eligible for exemptions from some professional accountancy examinations on graduation – giving you a head start in your career.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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Why study with us

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Student stories

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My experience here has been amazing with the support from the department's staff and friends.
Shu Juin Lim, Malaysia, BSc Accounting and Finance
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The significant advantage of LSE is the great career prospects, as we have lots of companies coming to campus, which makes it significantly easier to gain work experience early on.
Sarah Otter, Germany, BSc Accounting and Finance
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LSE is very diverse, so you can meet people from all around the world.
Faraz Ahmad Piracha, Pakistan, BSc Accounting and Finance
I feel like this adaptability, combined with the high quality of education, gives us a deeper understanding of subjects that we are personally interested in, which, in my experience, is quite unique.
Maksim Danilov, Russia, BSc Accounting and Finance

Your application


We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

The table of fees shows the latest tuition fees for all programmes.

You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


Learning and assessment

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Graduate destinations


Recent graduates of this programme have gone on to work in the areas of professional accountancy, investment banking, investment analysis, management consultancy and financial management, the public sector, as well as further academic study.

If you successfully complete the degree, then depending on the optional courses you've taken, you may be eligible for exemptions from some examinations of the professional accountancy bodies.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 3 sectors our students work in:

Financial and Professional Services
Accounting and Auditing

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