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Loughborough University

Accounting and Financial Management

UCAS Code: NN34

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

The majority of our offers will be at AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies) - No subject specific requirements - Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE - Maths and English Language GCSE grade ‘B’ (6) or above However, we may make some offers at ABB where students exhibit a strong overall profile and fulfil the following requirements: - Studying 3 A levels from our preferred list of subjects - Majority of As / A*s (7-9) at GCSE - Maths and English Language GCSE grade ‘B’ (6) or above We may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects. While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Chemistry, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Maths/Further Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Statistics.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

35-34 (6, 6, 5 HL) with 5 in English A SL and 5 in Maths SL (or 6 in Maths Studies)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

BTEC National Diploma: DD plus one preferred A Level at grade B. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects - If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus two A Levels (at least one of which should be from our preferred subject list) at grades AB. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language.

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

DDD

National Extended Diploma: DDD. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects - If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

70%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Accounting

Our BSc Accounting and Financial Management course is designed to prepare you for careers in diverse areas of accounting, finance and management and to equip you to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing business world.

One of the key goals of our Accounting and Financial Management degree is to develop the wider skills and intellectual independence our graduates will need to thrive in a long, rewarding professional career.

We help you develop the technical accounting and finance skills needed to get a head start in your professional career but we also place accounting firmly in its business context. We offer the opportunity to study a much wider range of subjects than those of the narrow professional syllabuses.

The course develops skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, teamwork, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. The wide variety of optional modules allows you to develop specialist skills and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations.

In the first year, you will develop key quantitative, financial accounting, computing, communication and study skills. This gives you a firm foundation for modules in subsequent years to build on.

In the second year you will start to study management accounting and develop more technical financial accounting skills. You will also take a module in financial management and an introductory course on financial markets (including foreign exchange) and derivatives.

In the final year you will focus on strategic management accounting and advanced financial reporting. You can choose from a wide range of options (including financial risk management and multinational financial management) to suit your career aspirations.

Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects and this degree has a module specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses.

Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree shares the same first year modules as our Finance and Management degree. With this in mind, if you realise at the end of your first academic year that you prefer the finance route, you may transfer to our Finance and Management degree.

We are committed to helping you stand out in a highly competitive graduate job market and the course has a first-rate graduate employability record.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the topic, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£18,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of Business and Economics

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.

84%
high
Accounting

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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

97%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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.

Accounting

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

£28k

£28k

£35k

£35k

£46k

£46k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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