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Leeds Beckett University

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: N420
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Accounting
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.3k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

General Studies cannot be included in the minimum tariff points required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
120

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

89%

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

This accredited course will equip you with a deep understanding of accounting and finance and their importance within an organisational and business context. In year three, you will be able to tailor your course by choosing modules to suit your interests and career aspirations. You could specialise in accountancy or gain a wider perspective on the role of finance in business.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules: Introduction to Accounting; Business Context; Data Analysis for Finance; Introduction to Financial Statements; Management Accounting; Corporate and Business Law. Year 2 Core Modules: Financial Management; Intermediate Management Accounting; Dealing with Accounting Adjustments; Skills for Accountants; Producing and Interpreting Group Financial Statements. Year 2 Option Modules include: Managing in Public and Private Sectors; Management and Strategy; Personal Tax; Finance in Practice; Managerial Decision Making; Business Journalism; Management of Change; Advanced Financial Management. Year 3 Core Modules: Advanced Financial Management; Strategic Planning and Control; Accounting Issues; Corporate Taxation; Theory and Practice. Year 3 Option Modules include: Cross-Cultural Management and Diversity; Management and Leadership Development; Reward Management; Finance and Investment Management; International Business Finance; Applied Finance for Enterprise; Leadership Strategy and Change.

Leeds Beckett University

The Rose Bowl

Leeds Beckett is a fantastic university and one of the largest in the UK. It leads the field in many of its courses, particularly sport, with top facilities and university sports teams. Based between two campuses within Leeds, the union's bars and societies are the main student hubs, interacting perfectly with the city's vibrant nightlife. The uni even has sites in India and south-east Asia.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
3%
5%

Year 1

84%
5%
11%

Year 2

83%
17%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

98%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
267 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.3k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

19%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

18%

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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