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Anglia Ruskin University

Accounting and Finance (with Placement Year)

UCAS Code: N423

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

96
92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Accounting

Kick-start a rewarding career and gain maximum exemptions from professional body qualifications – including ACCA (nine Foundation papers) and CPA Australia (five papers) - with our highly-regarded degree course.
Accounting and finance was one of the biggest growth sectors for graduate vacancies in 2014, and with a median salary of £33,000 for graduates in the accounting and financial services business sectors in 2013/14, it’s a great career choice.

Whether you want to move into auditing, financial reporting, management accounting or financial services, this could be the course for you. You’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative/numerical analysis. These are valuable in any business environment and in both small and larger organisations.

Studying in Chelmsford in our Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Finance, you'll be part of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, well-recognised by employers and professional bodies as a centre for innovative business education and training.
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You'll be taught by inspiring specialists, many with professional accountancy qualifications themselves who are keen to share their wealth of experience and help you gain the skills you need for a successful career. You'll also benefit from regular guest speakers from industry, commerce and accounting firms ready to share their tips of the trade.

Our students and academics come from all over the world, so you’ll learn to operate in a multicultural environment – great preparation for today’s global marketplace.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Foundations of Finance
Economics for Managers
Introduction to Business Law
Business Analytics
Financial and Management Accounting
Introduction to Organisations and Management
Higher Education and Business Essentials for Leadership and Finance

Year two, core modules

Financial Reporting
Performance Management
Project Management
Financial Management
Auditing
Business Research Methods
Financial Sustainability

Placement year (Optional)

Work Placement - Accounting Finance and Operations Management

Year three, core modules

Advanced Financial Reporting
Undergraduate Major Project
The Professional Accountant
Taxation in the United Kingdom
Corporate Finance
Monetary Policy

Assessment methods

We'll assess your work in a variety of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. So expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, computer-based exams, a trading simulation portfolio and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our virtual learning environment (VLE).

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
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Accounting, Finance and Information Management

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.

77%
med
Accounting

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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

91%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
D

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
93%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
31%
Administrative occupations: finance
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

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.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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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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