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Accounting & Finance

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,A,B

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 120 - 136 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 120 points.

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:21,P:9

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits, minimum 45 credits at Level 3 including 15 at distinction and 21 at merit. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

4 in Mathematics at Standard Level. English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


A minimum of 120 UCAS points usually from 5 Higher Level subjects

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM-DDD

Grade combinations below DDM may be considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

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

DDM-DDD

Grade combinations below DDM may be considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C-B,B,B,B,B


Scottish Highers (only)

UCAS Tariff

120-136

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– Kingston is one of just a few UK universities with a real-time Bloomberg trading room. This will give you access to the technology used by financial organisations to make critical decisions about risk, investments and markets.
– After just three years, you’ll have both a degree and the practical experience that employers look for.
– You’ll have the opportunity to get exemptions (credits for prior learning) from exams that lead to professional qualifications.

**About this course**
This course will allow you to plan and manage financial resources, summarise and analyse financial transactions and make informed financial decisions.

You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience through an internship, a consultancy project or entrepreneurship experience.

The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). It offers partial exemptions from their professional exams. Kingston University is also an ICAEW Higher Education Partner in Learning.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1 Core

- Law for Accountants
- Financial Accounting
- Business Information Analysis
- The Accountant`s Business Environment
- Business Readiness and Skills (Stage 1)

Year 2 Core

- Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Finance
- Business Readiness and Skills (Stage 2)

Year 2 Optional (Choose 1)

- Auditing
- Enterprise Finance and Management

Final Year Core

- Theory and Practice of Financial Reporting
- Corporate Finance
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Theory and Practice of Taxation

Final Year Optional

- Business Readiness Careers and Employability (Stage 3)

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Accounting Finance and Informatics

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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.

74%
med
Accounting
74%
med
Finance

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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

77%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
E

Finance

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

77%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
E

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Administrative occupations: finance
28%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

Business and management

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Administrative occupations: finance

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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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