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Queen's University Belfast

Economics and Accounting

UCAS Code: LN14
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Accounting
Student score
86% HIGH
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

GCSE Mathematics grade A

Scottish Highers
ABBBB

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Mathematics at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

6 6 5 at higher level including Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

£4,030

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

Economics is concerned with how people make choices in conditions of resource scarcity and the results of these choices for society. Many of the world's most pressing issues such as global warming/climate change, underdevelopment, rising inequality, inflation and financial instability are economic in nature. In understanding these problems, economists make use of a wide variety of analytical techniques borrowed from numerous other fields including history, philosophy, mathematics and statistics.

Modules

Year 1: Principles of economics; introductory accounting 1; introduction to legal study and basic contract law; market theory; introductory accounting 2; accounting information systems; statistical methods (optional for degree but required for accreditation). Year 2: Managerial economics; financial decision making; financial accounting; management accounting; financial market theory; introductory econometrics; economic policy for business. Year 3: Advanced financial accounting; law of business organizations; either applied econometrics or regional economics; advanced microeconomics; advanced management accounting; taxation.

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
36%
22%
42%

Year 1

48%
38%
14%

Year 2

37%
34%
29%

Year 3

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 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
380 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
45% 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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

28%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

27%

Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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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 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
385 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% 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 £15k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

53%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

3%

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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