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Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Accountancy

Finance

Why Accounting and Finance?
Whether you are looking for a career in accounting, finance, banking or insurance this course could be a stepping stone to an exciting profession. This course will provide you with an exciting overview of all areas of accounting and finance and improve your employability in your chosen career. As an accounting or finance specialist in your chosen organisation you could be involved in a varied range of tasks. For example, creating and managing cash budgets or carrying out financial audits. This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in all areas of accounting and finance before offering you the opportunity to specialise. You will graduate with a real idea of what lies behind any successful organisation – how it is financed and managed.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

* You’ll be able to connect with leading accounting firms thanks to our Partners in Accountancy scheme. The Partners in Accountancy firms will offer accountancy and finance students direct input to their studies from leading case studies on technical and professional areas and providing careers support.

* In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you employed in a graduate level position in an organisation.

*

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Accountants in Organisations, Issues in Accounting and Finance, Financial Management and Corporate Reporting and Governance.

Professional links and accreditation:
This course has professional accreditations with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (https://www.cimaglobal.com/), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) (https://www.icaew.com/).

This course is also applying for accreditations with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en.html), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) (https://www.cipfa.org/) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) (https://www.aiaworldwide.com/). This will help to ensure that our graduates are industry ready.

These accreditations are reviewed on a regular basis.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Foundations of Financial Accounting
Foundations of Management Accounting
Foundations of Finance
Quantitative Analysis
Business Law

Year 2
Core modules:
Financial Reporting
Management Accounting
Applied Management Accounting
Financial Management
Financial Technology and Control Environment

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Developments in Banking and Finance
Management Science Applications
International Business
Business Creation and Development
Economic History
Applied Business Economics

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Accounting Regulation and Governance
Contemporary Issues In Accounting And Finance
Corporate Finance

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Performance Management
Principles of Audit
Strategy and Business Transformation
Principles of Taxation
Investment, Portfolio And Risk Management
Climate Economics and Finance
Global Financial Management
Financial Valuation and Modelling
Monetary and Financial Framework

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Accountancy Finance and Economics (BDAFE)

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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.

66%
low
Accountancy
64%
low
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

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

69%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Finance

Teaching and learning

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

69%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
First year 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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
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.

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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