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Abertay University

Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: NN43

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include a literate subject For entry into Year 2 we would look for BBB to include Accounting and Business Studies

HNC (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 2 with HND (BTEC) Business (Accounting) Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Business

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 3 with BTEC HND Business (Accounting) Entry into Year 2 with BTEC HND Business

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include a literate subject at S5 or H4

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

To include a literate subject

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

MMM

Business Hospitality Enterprise and Entrepreneurship For entry into Year 2 we would look for DDD in Business (Accounting)

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Entry into Year 2 to include Accounting and Business Management

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 2 with the following HNC:- Accounting - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with the following HNC:- Administration & IT - Graded Unit B Business - Graded Unit B Events Management - Graded Unit B Financial Services - Graded Unit B Retail Management - Graded Unit B Social Science - Graded Unit B

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 3 with the following HND:- Accounting - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with the following HND:- Administration & IT - Graded Units BB Business - Graded Unit B Events Management - Graded Unit B Financial Services - Graded Units BB Retail Management - Graded Unit B Social Science - Graded Units BB

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include a literate subject

UCAS Tariff

96-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Accounting

Accounting will always be in demand. All organisations need to understand where their finances come from, how they are being used and what is left over. Remember, many CEOs started out as accountants. This programme is accredited by the major accounting bodies. You will receive student membership of CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants. You will gain valuable industry experience working on business projects set by prominent companies, such as Sky, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Children 1st. Enhance your CV with extracurricular activities such as the IBM Universities Business Challenge and Entrepreneurial Brains Made on Campus (EBMC) in association with Stuttgart Media University in Germany.

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Accounting; The Nature of Management; Financial Economics for Business; Financial & Management Accounting; Information Systems (from an Accounting perspective); Business Economics; Financial Accounting; Business Analytics; Management Accounting; Business Law; Corporate Finance; Taxation; International Financial Accounting; Advanced Management Account; Financial Markets; Advanced International Financial Accounting and International Financial Management.

Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Auditing; Credit Management; Sustainability Accounting; Global Competitiveness; Contemporary Accounting; Management of International Trade Finance and Dissertation.

Assessment methods

A wide range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques are used. In the early years, you will engage in team working to help develop your collaborative skills. Presentations, written assessments and online discussions will increase your communication skills. Your knowledge will be progressed through lectures, reading and interaction with industry. Your research skills and independence as a learner will peak during the dissertation module in Year 4. Your confidence to go out into the world of work will be confirmed through activities such as Innovation for Global Growth week.

Being a professionally accredited programme, there is a strong reliance on exams as assessment. However, students are well prepared for these with lots of examples being practiced in class in advance. Additionally, we use a wide range of other assessment techniques ranging from presentations to online discussions to solutions to industry posed questions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

Dundee Business School

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.

68%
low
Accounting

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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

75%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
75%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Administrative occupations: finance
30%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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