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Middlesex University

Business Accounting

UCAS Code: N490
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Accounting
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

Every successful business relies on effective accounting to thrive. Our specialist degree is focused on accounting within the operations of companies, and provides you with expert knowledge of the global business environment. Why study BA Business Accounting at Middlesex University? Our degree is flexible, enabling you to tailor your studies to support your career ambitions, while developing a set of transferable skills to underpin career success. Set in the context of the contemporary business environment, you will explore key accounting and management topics and gain a solid grounding in accounting and financial management concepts and also learn how they should be applied. You may also be able to choose to study Spanish or Mandarin as part of your degree, ensuring you stand out in today's competitive job market. Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week sandwich placement in Year 3 as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete your degree within 3 years. Course highlights You can switch to BA Accounting and Finance after your first year if you decide to pursue a career as a qualified accountant (provided you achieve excellent academic results) You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including Chartered Management Institutes' Management Direct Resource Hub You can spend one year studying abroad as part of the course by becoming part of the EU Erasmus programme - this can also include a contribution to your tuition fees


Year 1: Financial Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory, Management Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory, Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Compulsory, Business Economics (30 credits) – Compulsory. Year 2: Issues in Financial Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory, Issues in Management Accounting (30 credits) – Compulsory, Trade and International Business (30 credits) – Optional, Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits) – Optional, Business Law (30 credits) – Optional, Operations Management (30 credits) – Optional, Business Environment Analysis (30 credits) – Optional, Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional Year 3: Accounting Theory (30 credits) – Compulsory, Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory, Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) – Optional, Taxation (30 credits) – Optional, Audit and Assurance (30 credits) – Optional, Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional, Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) – Optional, Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional, Quantitative Methods and Accounting- Optional, Work Placement (90 credits) – Optional, Work Placement Project (30 credits) – Optional.

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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