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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: A268

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Financial management

Our specialised Accounting and Finance degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories.

Our Accounting and Finance degree is delivered by accounting specialists and is strongly focused on developing you as a ‘business ready’ graduate. In addition, work-based learning is embedded into the programme, so that all graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs and be ‘work ready’. This includes a broad base of applications from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities. This programme is ranked 15th in the U.K. for student satisfactions in the 2018 Complete University Guide.

Moreover, the Accounting and Finance programme is accredited by three prestigious international professional accounting bodies - the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).

Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.

As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.

You can also choose to study this course as a standard 3 year programme without the foundation year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance UCAS code: 4J68 

*Subject to re-accreditation When a course is revalidated, it must also be reaccredited. Accreditation also has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the university. The course will still run, but assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider, if applicants do not wish to continue without accreditation.

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts in finance, which will equip you for further studies. You will gain knowledge of the rules of numeracy in the business context and use methods to solve business problems. Through an introduction to business you will investigate the business functions of HR, Marketing and Accounting and Finance with an opportunity to explore the different elements of a business, including structures, and different types of ownership.

MODULES

The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies
Fundamentals of Finance
Quantitative Methods for Business
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Marketing

Following completion of your foundation year, you will move onto the standard three-year programme. You will study core business and marketing modules which will enable you to focus on accounting and finance topics. You will study economics, financial and data analytics and an introduction to financial markets. In years two and three you will specialise in either accounting or finance and your module options will offer significant depth of expertise.

We will introduce business practitioners into your learning schedule who will provide an insight into the real-life situations and challenges they encounter in the business world. As you develop, your confidence and awareness will grow and you will leave us ready to enter into business life.


YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Communication Skills for Marketing
Economics
Business, Finance and Technology Management
Marketing Essentials
Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

CORE MODULES

Advanced Management Accounting
HRM for Business
Engaging and Leading People
Business Law
Enabling technologies and business opportunities in finance

OPTIONAL MODULES

Taxation and Business Planning
and Competitive Intelligence Research
Work placement 2
Work-based project

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

Strategic Thinking
Advanced Financial Management
Financial Strategy
Audit and Assurance
Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.
Each module should require around 36 hours of direct learning through a combination of lectures and tutorials. An estimated further commitment of 160 independent study hours will be required for each module, although this can vary from student to student.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

North Wales Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
20%
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.

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.

£17,400
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Financial management

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

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£20k

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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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