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University of Aberdeen

Accountancy and German

UCAS Code: NR42
MA (Hons) 5 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Accounting
  • German studies
Student score
77% LOW
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B. In addition GCSE Maths is required.

Scottish Highers
AABB

Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum. In addition Standard Grade/National 5 Maths is required.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.

International Baccalaureate
32

For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

Not Available

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

Not available

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

Modules

First year Core: accounting and accountability; economics for business and society; finance, risk and investment; accounting and entrepreneurship; the context of business. Optional courses: Option 1: German for beginners 1; German for beginners 2; background to German beginners 1 or background to German beginners 2. Option 2: German language 1; German language 2; modern German culture 1 or modern German culture 2. Second year Core: management accounting 2; business finance; modern German culture 3; financial accounting 2; understanding statistics; modern German culture 4. Optional courses: German language (advanced introductory) 1 and German language (advanced introductory) 2 or German language 3 and German language 4. Third year Core: students must spend an academic session in a German-speaking country. Fourth and Fifth year: (honours mode A) Management accounting 3; financial accounting 3; German junior honours language study; auditing; senior honours - German language study. Optional courses: financial accounting theory and/or management accounting theory. Option 1: dissertation in accountancy; select a further 90 credit points from level 3 and 4 courses in German agreed with adviser of studies; select further credit points to a total of 240 from level 3 and 4 courses in accountancy agreed with adviser of studies. Option 2: dissertation in German; select a further 75 credit points from level 3 and 4 courses in German agreed with adviser of studies; select further credit points to a total of 240 from level 3 and 4 courses in accountancy agreed with adviser of studies.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

12%
88%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
59%
40%
1%

Year 1

49%
44%
7%

Year 2

Year 3

52%
48%

Year 4

51%
36%
13%

Year 5

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 82%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

79%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
452 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% 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 £20k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

52%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

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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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 71%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

61%

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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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
403 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales supervisors

8%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. About one in six graduates got jobs in the EU – mostly as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. The German economy is faring rather better than ours at the moment, so there may be other opportunities for ambitious graduates over there. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, translation, finance and advertising. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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