Loughborough University

Accounting and Financial Management

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: NN34
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time,sandwich 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

340-360

£9,000

73%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average salary
Finance
MEDIUM 82% HIGH 95% HIGH £25.9k
Accounting
HIGH 88% MEDIUM 91% HIGH £23.7k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

AAB-AAA

Scottish Highers None stated
BTEC Diploma None stated

36

36 Points Overall

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 340-360 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

73%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Source: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Students receive a thorough grounding in the major disciplines of accounting and financial management, together with the legal, economic and organisational contexts in which accountants and financial managers operate. Students develop their cognitive skills (such as critical evaluation), practical skills (for example, quantitative and computing skills) and transferable skills (for instance, team working and communication skills). Students undertake a placement year in the 3rd year.

Modules

Year 1: financial accounting; accounting in context; micro and macroeconomics; organisational behaviour; introduction to law; skills for study and work; quantitative methods for business; business modelling. Year 2 core modules: financial reporting; management accounting; financial management; business information management; company law; information systems development. Year 2 optional modules (choose 5): international business; human resource management; marketing; operations management; international economics; data analysis for managers. Year 3: salaried professional placement. Year 4 core modules: advanced financial reporting; management accounting and control; financial management and corporate policy. Year 4 optional modules include: auditing; further advanced accounting; financial management subjects; general management subjects including modules in international business.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
75%
25%

Year 1

83%
16%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

75%
25%

Year 4

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations. More info

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route. More info

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System. More info

Loughborough University

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Source: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

8% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

31% of students are female

Achievement

66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

390 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Mathematics

69%

Most common grade was A (49%)

General Studies

36%

Most common grade was C (17%)

Business Studies

60%

Most common grade was A (58%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score MEDIUM 82%

Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

48%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 95%
Average salary HIGH £25.9k

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

11%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Source: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.

Who studies this subject?

Source: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

8% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

1% of students are part-time

Male / Female

38% of students are female

Achievement

59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

430 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Mathematics

85%

Most common grade was A (56%)

General Studies

39%

Most common grade was B (14%)

Business Studies

47%

Most common grade was A (61%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score HIGH 88%

Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 91%
Average salary HIGH £23.7k

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

32%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

11%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Source: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but a lot 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, and some go into management or marketing. The recent setbacks in the finance industry have meant the employment figures are not as good as usual and if the industry recovers, we'd expect to see that data improve. 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 hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment in 2012. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduate, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

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