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Brunel University London

Finance and Accounting

UCAS Code: NN34
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Subjects
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Student score
79% MED
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB with a Grade B in A-level Maths

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BBB, including Grade B in Maths

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

5 in Higher Maths

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

56%

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

£9,250

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

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Why choose Economics or Finance at Brunel? Economics and Finance degrees at Brunel offer a powerful combination of theory and practice thanks to the strong research culture which profoundly enhances our teaching. Our degree courses are directly informed by our staffâ??s internationally acclaimed research in financial markets and institutions, macro and microeconomics, development, financial accounting, corporate governance and econometrics. Many of our lecturers advise governmental and intergovernmental organisations on economic policy and bring this real world experience to their teaching. You will be taught double-entry booking keeping in your first year as part of an Introduction to Financial Accounting. Youâ??ll also gain hands-on experience of state of the art information technology including Reuters and Bloomberg for accessing business and economic information, and Stata, Eviews and others for data management and analysis. You learn the invaluable discipline of econometrics â?? the use of statistics and information technology to solve economic challenges â?? a highly sort after skill by employers in finance and investment. And as for accreditation, our graduates enjoy exemptions from all FIA papers and up to 8 out of 9 ACCA papers depending on the programme of study and module choices at level three; a saving of both time and money. Weâ??re proud that the quality of our degrees offers you a fast-track route to a professional accountancy career. In your final year you will undertake a major project, a piece of personal research which allows you to demonstrate your research skills in a way prospective employers appreciate. In addition to our Finance and Accounting BSc we also offer specialist pathways in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: Economics BSc, Economics and Business Finance BSc, Economics and Accounting or BSc Economics and Management BSc.

Modules

Level 1 core: Macroeconomic principles; microeconomic principles; introduction to financial accounting; financial markets; statistical research methods; mathematics for economics and finance. Level 2 core: Corporate finance; corporate investment; econometrics for finance; management accounting and decision-making; financial accounting and statement analysis; company law and regulations. (Plus options from a range of economics/finance topics) Level 3 Core: Major Project; Auditing; financial accounting (plus one) financial theory and corporate policy; financial engineering. Options: econometric methods and applications; behavioural economics and finance; advanced topic in finance; taxation.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
96%
4%

Year 1

95%
5%

Year 2

63%
37%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

39%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
52% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

37%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but a lot 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, and some go into management or marketing. The recent setbacks in the finance industry have meant the employment figures are not as good as usual and if the industry recovers, we'd expect to see that data improve. 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 hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment in 2012. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduate, 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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