BSc Accountancy (Flying Start)

The BSc Accountancy Flying Start programme combines academic study, integrated professional work placements in PwC's Audit practice and progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA. 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. 

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The BSc Accountancy (Flying Start) programme will speed up your career in Business and Accounting and put you on track to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. This bespoke programme is a collaboration between the Queen Mary University of London, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Built into the course is a series of paid work placements.  

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During your studies, you will learn technical and theoretical accounting skills with academic specialists who are experts in their field and experienced practising accountants. You will be supported by a team of dedicated staff from both Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management and PwC, who will help you develop the business skills you need to gain a degree and progress towards a professional qualification. Built into the course is a series of paid work placements, meaning you will have the opportunity to apply the technical theory you learn in the classroom, directly to the workplace.

You will get to work on real projects for real clients as part of PwC's assurance team and develop new skills and gain a broad knowledge of business issues. You will receive technical training during the paid placements, which will take place during years 2 and 3 of the programme. 

Entry requirements

Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics. Minimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade A or 7. 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.  

Career outcomes

PwC has been voted the UK’s Accountancy Employer of Choice for 20 years. There’s no better place to learn your trade as an accountant. Their people challenge and are open to challenge themselves as they work to solve important problems for the organisations they audit. They take pride in their work and profession, working together with flexibility, agility and intelligence. They put the team first and are passionate about quality in everything that they do.

The vast majority of finalists on the Flying Start programme with PwC have received a job offer after graduation, joining in year 3 of their graduate programme meaning potentially becoming a fully qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant with the salary to match, just over a year after graduation.

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