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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Accounting
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

Standard applicants should have a minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above (which must include Mathematics).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 30-96 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


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


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

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Course description

We recognise the growing popularity of accountancy as a career throughout the world and its great relevance to business organisations. On successful graduation from the course, you will have the skills to work efficiently in a UK, European or international setting. The course has been designed with careful reference to the needs of the relevant professional accountancy bodies. We will help you to develop a wide range of transferable skills in accountancy and business disciplines. You will have the option to undertake professional practice for one semester. Our aim is to create a supportive environment within which you can fulfil your entire academic potential. Over the duration of the curriculum, you will be increasingly expected to practice independent learning, in order to fully prepare yourself for employment or further education. Our business lecturers share a breadth of knowledge and expertise that will create a supportive network for your academic endeavours. A combination of formative and summative assessments will be implemented on the course to ensure that your learning is structured and progressive. Assignments will be academic and theory based, which you will deliver through research reports, essays, examinations, presentations and case studies. The methods we use comply with the requirements of the relevant professional bodies, in order to give you a head start in business. There will be the option available during your second year to complete a professional placement in a business environment. This will enable you to network with current practitioners, develop your professional skills and synthesise your studies with the experience of a real business setting. The Professional Placement can be substituted for a combination of elective modules if this is your preference.


Stage 1 (Year 1) The degree structure offers students the opportunity to undertake study in business modules, acquiring a broad range of skills and knowledge to facilitate them in their careers - not just in accounting but in the business environment - which increasingly requires staff who are specialists but also have a general understanding of a range of related areas of knowledge. The Learning and Teaching methods in Stage 1 Year 1 therefore draw from the experience of the business and management team and the Law school, as well as the Accounts team – using lectures, seminars, one to one sessions and especially in the delivery of the accounting modules integrated sessions incorporating lectures and problem solving workshops. In Stage 2 (Year 2) there is more emphasis on the Core Accounting subject areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounts and Taxation, together with business modules – Business Research Methods and Placement (although this will be undertaken in an accounting environment). Business Research Methods is a core in the first semester and is studied to provide underpinning for the Business Analysis Module in Stage 3 and also to ensure that all students acquire knowledge and skills in Statistical Analysis. In the second semester the programme offers students the opportunity to develop further knowledge and skills and apply them either by undertaking a Placement or by remaining in College and studying modules selected to provide a different but equally valuable and valid learning experience and skills. Computerised Accounting facilitates students to develop practical skills in preparing and presenting a set of financial accounts for a Limited company on computer using SAGE software, whilst working in a group, and also to develop an individual reflective learning log on their experience. The Personal Taxation and Investment Module offers insights into areas of taxation P.A.Y.E and VAT) which most businesses operate, together with aspects of personal investment. The options International Financial Markets and Tort have been selected to offer knowledge and skills in related areas of Finance and/or Law which may be of specific interest to some students. As in Stage 1 there will be a range of delivery modes using lectures, seminars, one to one sessions and integrated sessions incorporating lectures and problem solving workshops. In Stage 3 (Year 3) The core module Business Analysis will run throughout the year, this 40 credit module will include input in the form of lectures in Semester 1, covering aspects of planning, developing, researching and presenting an individual Project, together with aspects of strategy and business analysis. In addition to lectures, tutorials and workshops; students will be appointed an individual supervisor to guide and facilitate them in the development of their individual research based Project. The emphasis in Semester 2 will be on individual autonomous learning, facilitated by one to one sessions with supervisors. The intention here is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to undertake research, analyse, collate and evaluate data and produce a project written and presented in a logical manner, appropriately referenced which should be of value to them in their future careers. Other core modules in Stage 3 Corporate Taxation, Financial Reporting and Financial Management have been designed to provide greater depth of subject specialism in the main disciplines within accountancy, all of which will be delivered as integrated sessions including mini lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving exercises. As in Stage 2, the options at this Stage, Audit and Assurance, Company Law and Financial Regulation and Control have been designed to offer students more breadth of knowledge to follow career choices in accounting - working as internal or external auditors – or – possibly to focus on other related areas in finance and law.

Bradford College

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Bradford College offers one of the widest ranges of courses in the region. We offer further education courses for young people aged 14-18, courses in the community for adults and higher education courses for people aged 18+. Our university centre is the largest provider of higher education courses outside of the university sector.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 67%
Student score 78% MED
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Feedback on work has been helpful


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Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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