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Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Points from an Access to HE Diploma. QAA accredited course required.

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Accounting

Our MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is suited to students looking to gain a high level of specialist accounting and finance knowledge. You will be taught financial and management accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate finance and financial management in a four-year integrated Masters that provides an additional level of training above the standard three-year BA. The degree combines three years of undergraduate study with one year of postgraduate, so you’ll enrol on an undergraduate course, but graduate with a Masters degree that provides a direct route into professional accountancy.

You will achieve an in-depth understanding of the current issues in accounting and finance including regulation, framework, and measurement at both national and international levels. The course takes an interdisciplinary and analytical approach that incorporates interactive and problem-based teaching, rooted in contemporary case studies. As a result, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an accounting environment.

The MAccFin (Hons) Accounting and Finance course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia and Association of International Accounts (AIA).

Modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting (core)
Cost Accounting (core)
Academic Skills for Accounting (core)
Business Law (core)
Business Economics and Quantitative Analysis (core)
Business Organisations and Management (core)

Year 2
Intermediate Financial Reporting (core)
Performance Management Accounting (core)
Auditing (option)
Taxation (option)
Financial Intermediation & Portfolio Management (option)

Year 3
Advanced Financial Reporting (core)
Strategic Management Accounting (core)
Corporate Financial Management (core)
The Business Professional (core)

Year 4
Dissertation (core)
Governance and Accountability (core)
Corporate Reporting (core)
Business Strategy (core)
Advanced Taxation (option)
Strategic Financial Management (option)
Strategic Performance Management (option)
Advanced Auditing & Assurance (option)

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
£13,740
per year
International
£13,740
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

Royal Docks School of Business and Law

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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.

82%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

79%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
D

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
89%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
22%
Administrative occupations: finance
9%
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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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