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Accountancy

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

See below for GCSE and English requirements.

Please contact the School for further information.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

See below for GCSE and English requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

See below for GCSE and English requirements.

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

DD

Must be in Business and combined with separate A-Level, in a subject other than Business, graded A. BTEC Applied Science not accepted. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

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

D

Must be combined with separate A-Levels graded AA. One of the three subjects studied must be Business. BTEC Applied Science not accepted. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

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

DDD

Must be in Business. BTEC Applied Science not accepted. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with Scottish Highers. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Must be combined with Scottish Advanced Highers. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Must be combined with two A-Levels graded AB. See below for GCSE and English requirements.

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Accountancy

You can fast-track your accounting career with our BSc Accountancy Flying Start degree. It's been developed in partnership with ICAEW and PwC, where you’ll spend three to four months on paid work placement in your second, third and fourth years, assisting on real client work.

You’ll get a solid grounding in fundamental disciplines including business finance, financial and management accounting, and business law. In addition, many of the modules you will study carry accreditation towards the ACA accountancy qualification.

You can follow your individual interests and career aspirations by selecting from optional modules alongside your core subjects. You could choose from areas such as entrepreneurship, risk management and corporate governance.

Modules

Your first year will cover financial and management accounting, assurance, principles of taxation, business law, principles of economics, quantitative methods and business computing.

You will also find out where you will be placed with PwC in year two onwards.

After a study block in early September on audit and assurance, you will spend September to December on placement with PwC. You will assist on real client work, applying the knowledge you have learnt earlier in the course.

Returning to your studies in January, you will take modules on tax compliance, financial accounting and reporting, and corporate finance.

You will start year three by undertaking another block of study in early September on financial accounting and reporting.

Following this, you will spend September to December on placement, where you will take on more complex work before returning to your studies in January.

Starting your final year in late September, you will study contemporary issues in accounting, also choosing from a range of optional modules.

Your studies at the university will conclude in early February and you will then undertake the Professional Practice module during your final placement, ending in May.

After the course, if you have performed strongly, you could be offered a full-time role at PwC.

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
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Nottingham University 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.

67%
low
Accountancy

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
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
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

68%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Business, research and administrative professionals
29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related 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.

£25k

£25k

£33k

£33k

£45k

£45k

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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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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