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Middlesex University

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: N420

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 distinction or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

.Accounting and finance professionals play a vital role in today's economy. Our degree is for aspiring accountants wishing to build a successful career in the profession.

**Why study BA Accounting and Finance at Middlesex University?**

You will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance and learn to understand management concepts within an international business context. BA Accounting and Finance is the ideal first step to becoming a qualified accountant. You can also choose to study Spanish or Mandarin as part of your degree, to ensure you stand out in a 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**
Our links with the UK's leading professional bodies, including the ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA ensure that, upon graduation, students receive a number of exemptions from professional exams
We cover the costs of students to join the ACCA's Accelerate and CIMA University schemes which gives graduating students associated membership of both bodies, offering further reductions in professional exam fees and access to professional body employability and academic resources, and networking
Students will learn to use industry standard accounting programmes, including Sage and OneSource, with the opportunity to gain a CIMA certificate in Sage. Our Financial Markets Lab also gives students access to finance software such as Bloomberg and Datastream

Modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Data Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory
Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory
Accounting Information Systems (15 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2
Applied Financial Accounting OR Advanced Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Applied Management Accounting OR Advanced Management Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Law (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional
Operations Management (30 credits) – Optional
Financial Project Management (30 credits) – Optional
Personal Financial Behaviour (30 credits) – Optional
Year 3
Accounting Theory (15 credits) – Compulsory
Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) – Compulsory
Taxation (30 credits) – Compulsory
Corporate Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory
Audit and Assurance (30 credits) – Optional
Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) – Optional
Business Start-up (30 credits) – Optional
Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Optional
Advanced Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Optional
Corporate Accountability (30 credits) – Optional
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) – Optional
Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Accounting and Finance

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.

77%
low
Accounting
69%
low
Finance

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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Finance

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

79%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, research and administrative professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

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.

Finance

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

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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