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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: N420

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

Entry requirements


80-104 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also need GCSE grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and maths.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3

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

MMP-DDM

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C-C,D,D

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C-B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

80-104
96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Accountancy

**Summary**: Accounting and finance are key functions that lie at the heart of business organisations. This exciting, fast-moving discipline attracts the brightest and best students, both nationally and internationally, and is full of opportunity. If you have an analytical mind and a methodical approach to work, a career in accounting and finance will serve you well.

**Course details**: You develop practical skills that are highly valued by employers - such as analytical thinking, problem solving, teamworking and communication. With a focus on real-world business, the course helps you understand the broader context in which accounting is practised. It provides maximum exemptions from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry on placement, or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you could proceed on to the final year.

We are typically unable to accept direct entry into years 2 and 3 of this course due to the specific conditions of the exemption agreements with professional accounting bodies.

**After the course**: The course is aimed primarily at students wishing to enter a finance-related career and many graduates have obtained trainee accountant positions in a variety of organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Holding an accounting qualification also provides a basis for entry into general management with excellent prospects to develop into strategic roles. We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come. Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, seminars and computer workshops. You are taught by a dedicated team of staff who have a wide range of expertise across the field. They develop and maintain strong links with professional accounting bodies, such as CIMA and ACCA, and employers. Assessment methods are varied and include formal examinations, in-course work and presentations.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Business

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.

80%
med
Accountancy

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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£17,800
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Administrative occupations: finance
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.

Accountancy

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

£21k

£21k

£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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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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