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Edinburgh Napier University

Accounting with Corporate Finance

UCAS Code: N4N3
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Finance
Student score
85% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grades BCC required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades BBBC required.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

Award of Diploma with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 and grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

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

71%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Stage 1: Financial accounting; management accounting; business skills; principles of economics; accounting information systems; choice of: marketing; behavioural studies; exploring entrepreneurship. Stage 2: Corporate accounting; business and corporate law; professional accounting; financial management; management science and statistics; choice of: accounting in business contexts; business and management challenges. Stage 3: Advanced corporate reporting; advanced management accounting; corporate financial management; contemporary corporate finance; choice of: taxation; management accounting applications; auditing; public sector finance. Stage 4: Dissertation; choice of: Investment management; current issues in finance; global financial markets; monetary theory and policy, choice of: international accounting; innovations in management accounting; strategic management accounting; corporate social responsibility.

Edinburgh Napier University

Craighouse campus

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
35%
50%
15%

Year 1

47%
48%
5%

Year 2

69%
26%
5%

Year 3

37%
46%
17%

Year 4

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 96%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
336 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

27%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

24%

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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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 78%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
70% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
333 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
25% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 £18k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

25%

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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