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University of Leicester

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: 72N7

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Business or social science course preferred but other subjects considered.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Considered alongside other qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade C/4 and Maths grade B/5 is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Minimum grade of 5 in SL or 4 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies and 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Considered alongside other qualifications.

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

DDD

Diploma in Business preferred.

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Financial management

**Course description**
At Leicester, you will develop strong familiarity with the professional worlds of accounting and finance, and you’ll benefit from being among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students.

Our BSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a solid foundation and technical skills in accounting and finance. We will help you to develop quantitative, communications and information technology skills and the ability to apply these skills in an accounting and finance context. You will learn how managers, shareholders and other stakeholders make decisions in organisations.

Our accounting degrees offer you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies, ACCA and CIMA, dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules.

We will prepare you for a career or further training opportunities in the accounting and finance professions - in the public and private sectors or in voluntary organisations.

An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. If you are interested in postgraduate study, this course will prepare you for the increasingly independent aspects of further study and research.
The first year of this degree is shared with the Accounting BSc, which means you will have the option to switch to this degree at the end of your first year.

Modules

In your first year you will learn about the foundations of finance, management and economics and begin to acquire the basic statistical skills to prepare you for your dissertation in your final year. The modules that you take this year will provide you with a solid base for the more specialised modules of the second and third years.

In your second year you will begin to specialise in specific topics on accounting and finance. On the finance side you will learn the essentials of corporate finance; corporate governance and the pricing of financial futures and forward contracts. The Research Methods module will help prepare you for your final year dissertation, whilst option modules will allow you to focus on subjects that particularly interest you.

In your final year you will study a range of core modules, including your dissertation - a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one support from an academic tutor. You will also choose from a selection of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests.

More information about the modules studied can be found on our website.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Leicester School of Business

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.

72%
low
Financial management

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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

81%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, research and administrative professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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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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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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