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Aberystwyth University

Accounting and Finance/Economics

UCAS Code: N4L1

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-30

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

MMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

96-120

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

Economics

Accounting and Finance with Economics focuses on the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of resources through microeconomics and macroeconomics - which analyses choice at the individual level or the economy. At Aberystwyth, we focus on the practical application of economic ideas, knowledge and methods within the context of professional decision-making situations. Studying Accounting and Finance with Economics will enable you to enjoy the benefits of both subjects giving flexibility for your future.

**Why study Accounting and Finance with Economics?**

Our degrees are accredited by the following bodies: **ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CII, ICAS.** This programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations.

Upon studying this course, you will have the opportunity to explore Business Economics themes such as the creation of employment, inflationary pressures, international trade issues, the process of business competition, innovation and growth, the development of third-world countries, the protection of natural resources and government policy-making.

The financial element of this course will provide you with the skills set to successfully and effectively deliver and communicate technical and quantitative aspects of Economics. You will be taught and mentored by qualified and recognised accountants who have a wealth of industry and academic experience. Our BSc in Accounting and Finance generates a high and successful level of graduates who enter employment or further training 6 months after graduating (HESA 2018).

During the three-year duration of this degree you will discover and explore themes and modules relating to economic principles; the three key areas of Accountancy and Finance which include financial accounting, management accounting, financial management; economic mathematics and statistics; corporate governance; investment analysis; financial management and accounting; macroeconomics and microeconomics; econometrics.

**Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors:**

+ Chartered Accountancy;

+ Investment Banking;

+ Insurance;

+ Underwriting;

+ Risk Management;

+ Marketing Management;

+ Retail Management;

+ Distribution and Logistics Management;

+ Sales Executive.

**What skills will I obtain from this degree?**

Studying our degree in Accounting and Finance with Economics will equip you with the following skills:

+ Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;

+ Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;

+ Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;

+ The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form;

+ Effective problem solving;

+ Analytical and creative thinking skills;

+ Decision-making;

+ The ability to work independently and as part of a team;

+ Time-Management and organisational skills;

+ Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Aberystwyth Business School

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.

89%
high
Accounting
88%
high
Finance

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

94%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
97%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

Finance

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

95%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Economics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
26%
Business, research and administrative professionals
15%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Economics

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Administrative occupations: finance
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£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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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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