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Coventry University

Accountancy

UCAS Code: N410

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics at 4 / C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31-30

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Accountancy

This is a specialist, vocationally oriented degree that aims to prepare you for careers as a professional accountant, in practice, industry or the public sector.
Our degree is recognised by the Association of International Accountants (AIA), Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

Our syllabus is closely linked with the requirements of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). The curriculum and assessment is designed to impart the knowledge needed to pass the professional qualifications, providing a significant number of exemptions, depending on which optional modules you take (further information will be provided when it comes to making your module decisions). 

You’ll be taught by teaching staff that includes qualified accountants with substantial experience in practice and industry, many with active research interests in areas such as auditing, banking, stock markets and return on investments. They aim to bring contemporary practice into the classroom, for example, monitoring relevant news stories like the furore around public pensions or executive bonuses, to stimulate debate and discussion.

Throughout the course, teaching is designed to cover desired professional skills. You’ll have access to the largest academic trading floor in Europe, which incorporates the best analytical, news and data platforms to give you first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools. A second-year optional module - Accounting Information Systems - allows you to use industry-standard business software packages, including SAGE and SAP. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities which develop you personally and professionally. These include:  group presentations, online phase tests, such as ‘My accounting lab’ and graduate assessment days, interview techniques and telephone interviews.

Key Course Benefits;

- Facilities include our Trading Floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.

- Access to academic staff with relevant professional backgrounds and industry experience.

- Opportunity for hands-on experience of using market leading accounting and business software packages, from SAGE for small and medium enterprises, to SAP for international companies.

- Exemptions from multiple papers of the professional qualifications from the UK’s leading professional accounting bodies, whose representatives have visited our students in the past to speak about the professions and give advice and guidance on how to secure a job.

- Practical focus includes preparing and analysing corporate accounts, as well as studying the impact of finance on real businesses through case studies of a diverse range of organisations, from sole trader partnerships to large corporations like Easyjet, Ryanir and Ben & Jerry’s.

- Designated Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) to work with you throughout your course. All our EPTs have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter; they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates.

**This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:**
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

- Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

- CPA Australia

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting

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.

81%
med
Accountancy

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

91%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
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?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£20,202
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accountancy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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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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