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Bradford College

Accountancy

UCAS Code: N410

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,E-B,C,D

Overall Pass required including 45 credits at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above (which must include Mathematics)

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

MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D-C,C

UCAS Tariff

72-96

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Accountancy

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.

Modules

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 PAYE 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.

Assessment methods

Throughout the programme students will be assessed by means of examinations, assignments, presentations, portfolios and individual research based projects, although the emphasis on the modes of assessment will change over the three years of the degree with emphasis on examinations in most of the accounting modules, and in the law modules to offer students the potential to acquire exemptions from the examinations diets of the professional accounting bodies.

In Stage 1 (Year 1) students will be assessed by assignment in Semester 1, and in Semester 2 in addition to assignments there will be examinations in Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting and in Aspects of Business Law.

In Stage 2 (Year 2) there will be examinations in Financial and Management Accounting Applications, Business Taxation, Personal Taxation and Investment, and Tort (assignment and examination), however other methods:- individual and group reports, reflective logs and portfolios will also form part of the assessment diet reflecting the varied nature of the range of business and accounting disciplines
studied.

In Stage 3 (Year 3) assessment in the core modules will be by means of the individual Business Analysis project which will offer students the opportunity to develop skills in research and in autonomous working to complement the examinations in the accounting modules:- Financial Reporting, Financial Management and Corporate Taxation. Option modules Audit and Assurance, and Financial Regulation and Control will be assessed by examination, whilst Company Law will be assessed by examination and assignment. As indicated earlier the focus on examinations especially in the final year of this degree is designed to facilitate those students seeking exemptions from the professional bodies to do so and also to ensure that students can demonstrate appropriate skills and competence in accounting and related disciplines.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Business and Services Management

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