48 months
20400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Want to become an ICAEW chartered accountant? This Business Accounting and Finance (Hons) degree from Newcastle University provides an innovative route into chartered accountancy, with integrated paid work placements at PwC.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Get a flying start and accelerate your progress towards being an ICAEW Chartered Accountant by putting classroom theory into commercial practice, with integrated paid work placements.

The ‘Flying Start’ degree is a collaboration between Newcastle University , PwC and ICAEW. It is the most established degree of its kind. The Business Accounting and Finance (Hons) programme from Newcastle University combines academic study and integrated paid professional work placements in PwC’s Audit practice. You'll progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountancy qualification, the ACA.

This year we are celebrating 20 years of the Flying Start programme. We are pioneers of this degree, being the first University to offer students the opportunity to study alongside completing placement in partnership with PwC. The Flying Start degree has provided students with the best start to their future since beginning in 2002.

Hear from current students, staff and alumni and celebrate the Flying Start celebrations with us! Check out the official programme page for more details.

Work placement

You'll work on real projects and external audits of clients, developing new skills and gaining a broad knowledge of business issues. You'll also receive an attractive salary, with paid holiday during your placement.

There are opportunities across the UK, and PwC will provide practical help and financial relocation assistance, should you need it. 



Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Management and Control
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Tax Compliance
  • Financial Accounting for Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level
  • International Baccalaureate
35 points

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Business Accounting and Finance (Hons)
Newcastle University


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