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University of Bath

Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

UCAS Code: NN43

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

Typical offer AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Mathematics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level - Alternative offer AAB Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAB in three A levels including A in Mathematics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade A in AS level Further Mathematics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

Typical offer A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above including at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units. As our Accounting and Finance course has a strong mathematical component, you will need to be studying Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Typical offer D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics. Alternative offer D3, D3, M1 Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Typical offer 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics. You may be considered if you are taking Standard Level Mathematics alongside a highly numerate Higher Level subject (such as Physics). In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in Standard Level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

Typical offer D*DD plus A at A level D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus A in A level Mathematics. You must be studying A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We prefer BTEC qualifications in Business, but you can also be considered if you are studying qualifications in Engineering or Science. In this case we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

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

DDD

Typical offer DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus A in A level Mathematics. You must be studying A level Mathematics alongside your BTEC qualification. We prefer BTEC qualifications in Business, but you can also be considered if you are studying qualifications in Engineering or Science. In this case we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Typical offer AA in Advanced Highers AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Finance

Accounting

Gain a solid grounding in core management areas. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to open career opportunities in accounting, finance and a range of other sectors.

Accounting and finance professionals are important to almost all functions of business. Learn to use your numerical abilities in a practical way.

Year 1

Your first year includes fundamentals in accounting, finance and economics. You will also develop your skills in topics like law, maths, statistics and computing.

Year 2

Build on Year 1 with more advanced core accounting and finance units. You’ll also study company law and choose from a range of options in business subjects.

Final year

In your final year, optional units will allow you to continue to specialise in accounting and finance and pursue interests in other business areas. You can also apply for our International Academic Exchange programme. You’ll gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at a partner business school.

Professional Development Programme

Prepare for the career you want with our Professional Development Programme (PDP). PDP includes training and workshops to improve your skills in areas like:

writing CVs and applications
job interviews
aptitude tests
If your course includes a placement, PDP will help you find a relevant role and make the most of your time there.

For our three year (non-placement) course, PDP is only available in Year 1.

Study in an enriched learning environment

Alongside teaching, our academics carry out research in accounting, finance and law. This ensures that you’ll learn about the latest developments in these areas. You’ll be taught by experts in a range of subjects like finance, accounting, business, management and economics.

Building for the future

The University is investing in a new School of Management building, set to open in 2021. The latest technology will give you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork. Our new building will encourage engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub will provide a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Prepare for your future

90% of our Accounting and Finance (four-year) graduates are employed or studying within six months of finishing the course. 100% of those working are in a professional or managerial job. The average graduate salary six months after the course is £28,000 (Unistats, 2019).

Recent employers include Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, PwC and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Many of our graduates continue their studies and pursue academic or research careers.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

School of Management

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.

83%
high
Finance
83%
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.

Finance

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

92%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Accounting

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

92%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

Finance

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Functional managers and directors

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.

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Functional managers and directors

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.

Finance

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

£29k

£29k

£40k

£40k

£54k

£54k

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.

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.

£29k

£29k

£40k

£40k

£54k

£54k

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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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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