Loughborough University

Accounting and Financial Management

UCAS Code: NN34
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2015
Ucas points guide

340

% applicants receiving offers

73%

Subjects
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Student score
84% MED
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
£24.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
.-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
36

36 Points Overall

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

73%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: 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

Ranked 7th for Finance and Accounting in the Times and Sunday Times University League 2015, this course is not only accredited by the major professional accounting bodies in the UK but also informed by our links with industry and professional firms. We develop teaching and learning in response to advances in academic theory and the needs of the business community. Our links with industry, professional firms and accounting bodies ensure that the course is relevant, practical and constantly updated. We have a long history of placing students in top businesses throughout the UK during their placement year, helping you to develop invaluable management skills and experiences and giving you the chance to ‘test drive’ a career with big name companies like 3M, IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC, Waitrose and Walt Disney.

Modules

Year 1 Core: Accounting in context; financial accounting; micro and macroeconomics; organisational behaviour; introduction to law; quantitative methods for business; business modelling; skills for study; placement and employment; organisations in the international context. Year 2 Core: Financial reporting; management accounting; financial management; business information management; company law; information systems development. Options: International business; human resource management; marketing; operations management; and international economics. Placement year or study abroad Final Year Core: Financial reporting theory and practice; strategic management accounting; financial management and corporate policy. Options: (choose seven from the list) Auditing; corporate governance; corporate reconstruction and turnaround; financial risk management; behavioural finance; corporate and wholesale banking; international negotiations; technology in business and society; strategic information management; analysing careers; international marketing; small business issues; business planning for new ventures; business programming; project management; business forecasting; business ethics; enterprise resource planning; lean operations.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
31%

Year 1

73%
26%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

88%
12%

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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). More info

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System. 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

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

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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 89%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
44% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

31%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

31%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: 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.
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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 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
438 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

48%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

14%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: 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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