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City, University of London

Economics with Accounting

UCAS Code: LN14
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Accounting
Student score
75% LOW
81% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB (or ABB with a relevant EPQ).

Scottish Highers
BBBBB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
33

Specific grades in Maths and English required. Contact Department for details.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

69%

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

£9,000

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

City's BSc (Hons) Economics with Accounting will give you a wide variety of transferable skills that are invaluable when seeking employment. Modules in accountancy are delivered at Cass Business School. At City, University of London, you will learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics from lecturers recruited for their research excellence. Our degrees provide good preparation for postgraduate study. Economics graduates from City are currently pursuing further study in Economics, Business, Finance and Management at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge. Successful completion of this degree gives you multiple exemptions from professional licensing examinations with several prestigious accountancy bodies including CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.

Modules

Year 1: core modules: Data analysis 1 and 2; introduction to microeconomics; introduction to macroeconomics; introduction to law; introduction to financial and management accounting; mathematics. Year 2: core modules: Financial accounting; financial analysis; intermediate microeconomics 1 and 2; intermediate macroeconomics 1 and 2; introductory econometrics; elective modules: health economics; intermediate mathematical methods; international trade; money and banking. Year 3: core modules: Advanced financial accounting; applied econometrics; company laws; financial management; financial accounting theory; management accounting; elective modules: corporate finance; economics of European integration; history of economic thought; introduction to financial derivatives; labour economics; monetary economics; the economics of addiction.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
80%
20%

Year 1

69%
31%

Year 2

74%
26%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the purpose of some exemptions from professional examinations. Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

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 82%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

66%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

26%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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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 86%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

46%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

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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