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Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent excluding General Studies.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade B/5 or equivalent

128 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification excluding General Studies.

128 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications excluding General Studies

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

DDM

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

128

excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Accounting

This Sandwich course ensures that you graduate with not only a degree but also a crucial work placement year which is highly sought after by employers. You'll also gain accreditation towards major accountancy bodies 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).

Our aim is to ensure you develop personally and professionally throughout your degree, ready to achieve your dream career. 98% of BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance sandwich-route students are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020).

This course enables you to apply theory to important real-world issues, improving your decision-making and problem solving skills and ultimately preparing you for a career in the industry. Taught by industry experts, this degree not only looks at the theories and practices of accounting and finance, but also their context in a business setting and significance within contemporary society. You’ll engage in group based exercises that will develop your skills as a team player, as well as improving your self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

You’ll have access to our unique Business Lab facility. With 12 double-screen workstations the room gives you a simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares trading. You can access sophisticated analysis tools and Bloomberg Terminal data on worldwide financial markets.

Nottingham Business School at NTU is EQUIS and AACSB accredited and ranked Top 20 in the UK for Accounting according to the Guardian University Guide 2021. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

Modules

Year One: Six core modules.

Year Two: Five core modules plus one optional module. Full-time students have the option to replace the specialist and optional modules with a unique half-year opportunity, which include studying abroad, setting up an enterprise, and an industry internship.

Year Three: Work placement year for those studying the sandwich degree.
Final Year: Five core modules plus one optional module.

Throughout the course, modules will cover a variety of subjects including Corporate Finance, Corporate Reporting, Financial Management, Management Accounting, Data Research and Analysis, and Employment and Enterprise.

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Nottingham Business School

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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

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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

70%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Business, research and administrative professionals
35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
5%
Public services and other associate 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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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