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Brunel University London

Accountancy

UCAS Code: L120

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Business, Computing, Engineering, Humanities & Social Science or Law with 45 credits at level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language. A minimum of grade B or grade 5 is required in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science with A levels grade BB

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science with A levels grade BB

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in Aeronautical Engineering, Applied Business, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Personal & Business Finance or Pharmaceutical Science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Financial reporting

The Brunel Accountancy BSc provides students interested in entering the profession with the knowledge, skills and insights that inform current accountancy practice and financial management.

You’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the conceptual, professional and practical aspects of accountancy at national and global levels, and develop your ability to identify and solve complex accounting problems across a range of business scenarios.

You also gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers underpinning business leadership, strategy, planning, governance and ethics.

You will be trained in Sage Accounting software as well as in analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.

We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment.

You can tailor the final year of your course to specialise in an area of particular interest.

ACCA and CIMA accreditation is available on selected modules within this degree, which means you’ll gain exemptions from certain professional qualifying exams.

The theoretical and practical expertise you’ll gain from your Brunel Accountancy BSc will make you a ‘business ready’ graduate preferred by employers in the public and private sectors.

Modules

Core modules
Year 1
Accountancy for Business
Foundations of Economics
Financial Markets
Professional Skills and Statistics
Quantitative Methods in Accountancy, Economics and Finance
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Year 2
Company Law and Regulations
Ethics in Accountancy
Management Accounting
Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
Research Methods in Accountancy
Taxation

Year 3
Accountancy Project
Advanced Financial Reporting
Audit and Assurance
Financial Management

Optional Modules
Comparative and Contemporary Issues in Accountancy
Strategic Analysis
Forensic Accounting

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,860
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Economics and Finance

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Accounting
77%
med
Financial reporting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,088
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Administrative occupations: finance
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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