University of Warwick

Accounting and Finance

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: NN34
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

225-460

£9,000

52%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Finance
MEDIUM 81% MEDIUM 94% HIGH £25.6k
Accounting
MEDIUM 81% MEDIUM 94% HIGH £26.3k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

AAAb-A*AA

(Mathematics at grade A or Mathematics - Further at grade A).

AA

Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma None stated

38

Mathematics at Higher Level. Candidates are normally required to have studied a Higher Level Humanities or Social Science subject.

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 225-460 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

52%

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?

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

This is a professionally orientated course; it is for those wishing to pursue a career within accounting and finance. The course currently comprises a compulsory core element of 21 modules. Students will also take 9 electives of which 4 must be of a finance or accounting nature.

Modules

We don't have any module info yet.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
72%
25%
3%

Year 1

61%
35%
4%

Year 2

46%
50%
4%

Year 3

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

Recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). 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

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. More info

University of Warwick

Warwick is a world-class University with a buzzing sense of community and vibrant social scene. Based in the heart of campus, Warwick Students' Union is the focal point of student life, with a recently refurbished and modern building and top-notch facilities for relaxing, partying, eating, drinking and welfare. We are one of the largest unions for clubs and societies in the UK.

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?

Sources: 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

41% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

40% of students are female

Achievement

69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

480 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

100%

Most common grade was A (82%)

Economics

68%

Most common grade was A (68%)

Accounting

33%

Most common grade was A (86%)

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 MEDIUM 81%

Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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 94%
Average graduate salary HIGH £25.6k

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

10%

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.

Who studies this subject?

Sources: 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

41% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

40% of students are female

Achievement

69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

480 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

100%

Most common grade was A (82%)

Economics

68%

Most common grade was A (68%)

Accounting

33%

Most common grade was A (86%)

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 MEDIUM 81%

Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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 94%
Average graduate salary HIGH £26.3k

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

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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