This is one of the fastest degree routes to becoming a chartered accountant in the UK. You will gain a strong academic and professional foundation in business and accountancy and complete a significant proportion of the work experience and technical study requirements needed to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. In the first year, you will study alongside other students at Henley Business School – in keeping with the traditional university experience. You will gain a thorough grounding in fundamental aspects of accounting, business, ethics and law from professionally qualified faculty staff. In the second and third years, you will combine academic study with paid professional work placements at PwC, lasting 12-16 weeks each. Your fourth year will include a final work placement of 16-20 weeks. During the three placements you can expect to earn a competitive salary, offsetting a significant proportion of your tuition fees or living costs. The application process for this degree includes an assessment day run together with PwC. This involves a group exercise and an individual interview with Henley Business School academics and the PwC team. By the time you graduate you will have completed modules that exempt you from 12 of the 15 ICAEW professional examinations. Graduates who achieve a 2:1 and perform well on placements will receive an offer of employment from PwC. You will be approximately one year away from achieving full ICAEW Chartered Accountant status – putting you ahead of other graduates entering the accounting profession.