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Brunel University London

Finance and Accounting

UCAS Code: NN34

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including grade B in Mathematics

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a relevant subject and grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

including M2 in Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, included English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including 5 in higher level Mathematics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in Mathematics

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level in Mathematics at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject and grade B in A-level Mathematics.

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

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level in Mathematics at grade B

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

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics

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

DDD

in a relevant subject and grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including grade B in Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

The Brunel Finance and Accounting BSc provides students with the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to successfully pursue careers in accountancy and other roles across the financial sector.

This ACCA and CIMA accredited degree will give you a solid grounding in the theories and practices of finance and accounting and a clear understanding of the regulatory and social frameworks in which these disciplines operate.

In the first two years you’ll explore core subjects such as financial markets, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and corporate finance and investment.

You’ll also study econometrics and develop sought-after skills in data modelling and get training in analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.

In your final year, you can tailor your course to specialist area including auditing, taxation, financial engineering and behavioural finance.

We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment.

As this finance and accounting degree is accredited by the ACCA and CIMA, you will receive exemptions in some professional papers depending on your module choices.

In the ever-changing, increasingly complex world of business and finance, employers are looking for job candidates with the analytical and technical skills required to keep up with new realities. Your Brunel BSc will give you that expertise and improve your career prospects whether in the accountancy profession, financial services, or a financial role in industry or government.

Modules

Year 1
Mathematics for Economics and Finance
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Financial Markets
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Professional Skills and Statistics

Year 2
Core Module
Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
Company Law and Regulation
Corporate Finance
Corporate Investment
Management Accounting

Optional Module
Research Methods for Accountancy Project
Econometrics for Finance

Year 3
Core Module
Advanced Financial Reporting

Optional Module
Economics Project
Financial Accounting Project

Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
Financial Engineering
Behavioural Economics and Finance
Risk Management
Further Econometrics
Auditing and Assurance
Taxation

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
International
£15,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Economics and Finance

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
78%
med
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
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

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Finance

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£23,088
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Administrative occupations: finance
19%
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.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Administrative occupations: finance
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

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.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

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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