Flying Start degree programmes


If you want to go to university but also know you’re interested in accountancy, the PwC Flying Start degree programmes offer the best of both worlds. It gives you a flying start towards becoming
a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) – plus the opportunity to secure a job offer with us once you graduate.

 

What you’ll get

You get a traditional university experience as a full-time student, alongside paid work placements with our Assurance practice during term time, and exposure to our world-class clients. On the four-year course you’ll gain a degree, complete most of the ICAEW exams and could secure a graduate job – all while still at university.

You can apply through UCAS at the following Universities:

Henley Business School at the University of Reading

Combine work with study at the scenic campus of Henley Business School at the University of Reading whilst you fast track your career. As you progress through this four year BA (Hons) Accounting & Business (UCAS code NN41) degree programme you’ll be taught by award-winning, engaging lecturers who are passionate about their subject. Their wealth of professional experience and innovative teaching methods will inspire you, enhance your learning experience and bring the subjects of accountancy and business to life.

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), an A in GCSE maths and a B or above in GCSE English. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

  • UCAS code NN41

For further information, visit these websites:
www.henley.reading.ac.uk/pwc

www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Henley brochure: Click here to download

Newcastle University

With a decade of success in developing a unique programme, the four-year BA (Honours) Business Accounting and Finance degree (UCAS Code NN14) at Newcastle University was the first of it’s kind. Developed in partnership with Newcastle University Business School and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), it combines the study of business, accounting and finance with paid work placements at PwC. The mix of theory and practice, living in the lively city of Newcastle and being part of the strong course community, mean you’ll join us well equipped for the word of work and will have a great time along the way.  

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), an A in GCSE maths and a B or above in GCSE English. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

  • UCAS Code NN14

For further information, visit these websites:
www.ncl.ac.uk/flyingstart
www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Newcastle Brochure: Click here to download

Open days:

If you'd like to find out more, come along to one of our open days at Newcastle University.

  • 26 June 2015
  • 27 June 2015
  • 19 September 2015

Nottingham University Business School

Our latest University partnership is with Nottingham University Business School and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Like our other Flying Start degree programmes, it’s aimed at ambitious students who want to study accountancy, and are looking to fast track their way into a career in business. As well as enjoying a traditional university experience, you’ll gain a BA honours in Accounting and Business from one of the UK’s top five business schools for graduate career prospects. 

What you’ll need

You’ll need at least AAB grades from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies), plus a grade B in GCSE maths and a grade C or above in two further GCSEs. It doesn’t matter which subjects you’ve studied at A-level, we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

For further information, visit these websites:

www.nottingham.ac.uk/FlyingStart

www.icaew.co.uk/students

PwC & Nottingham University Business School brochure: Click here to download

PwC & ICAEW Foundation Bursary

Launched in 2007, ICAEW Foundation is helping to shape the future of the profession by creating life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged students, producing industry research that inspires business confidence and fostering closer ties between academia and the profession. The Foundation provides annual bursaries to talented aspiring students in universities and business schools in the UK and around the world.

PwC are delighted to work with the ICAEW Foundation Bursary and will specifically be supporting four students from low income backgrounds on the Flying Start partnership degree programmes at Newcastle, Nottingham and Reading Universities.

Students who have secured offers to either of the degree programmes above can download the application form to apply for the bursary here. (Please scroll down the page to find the relevant form).

Deadline for applications 29 May 2015.