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Loughborough University

Mathematics and Accounting and Financial Management

UCAS Code: G1NK
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Management studies
  • Accounting
Student score
88% MED
87% HIGH
84% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
98% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
£26k HIGH
£25.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Mathematics Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB in three subjects, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AA including Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
37

37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

87%

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

Drawing on the expertise of both the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Business and Economics - one of the UKâ??s leading business schools - this course is designed for students who wish to study mathematics while building knowledge of corporate finance, accounting and financial management and the related areas of management, economics and law. All our courses allow students to undertake a year-long placement, spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment. Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and good relations have been established between these companies and the Mathematical Sciences Department. Examples include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. Alternatively, you may choose to spend a year studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). We currently have exchange agreements with universities in: France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, Australia, Canada.

Modules

Year 1: Students will study a number of compulsory modules on core topics in mathematics and accounting; these will be taught through around 12 hours of lecture time a week, 6 hours of tutorial, computer labs and self study as required. Year 2: Modules in both mathematics and accounting and finance are compulsory, but there is some choice of optional modules. Year 3: Industrial placement. Year 4: 2 compulsory modules in core accounting topics, but students are able to choose optional modules from a wide range encompassing pure and applied mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance and management topics; this is a great opportunity for students to tailor their degree to suit their interests, strengths or even career choices.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
81%
19%

Year 1

87%
11%
2%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

97%
3%

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 94%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

34%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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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 91%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
415 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

30%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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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 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 £25.5k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

43%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

20%

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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