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University of Bath

Accounting and Finance (sandwich)

UCAS Code: NN43
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Student score
80% MED
80% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£27.2k HIGH
£27.2k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Mathematics at grade A is essential. We also have a strong preference for applicants who have qualifications that demonstrate a breadth and depth of learning, which includes a combination of mathematics/sciences with subjects that have substantive essay components. We do not encourage students to offer subjects where they appear to demonstrate the same abilities, for example (but not limited to) Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AAAAB in Scottish Highers, plus AA in Advanced Highers to include Mathematics. Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

36 points overall, with 6,6,6 in three HL subjects (to include Mathematics).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

71%

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

£9,250

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

Year 1 compulsory units: introduction to business law; law in context; introductory microeconomics; core skills for economists: introduction to statistics; core skills for economists: mathematics 1; introduction to business accounting; business computing; corporate finance and investment appraisal; accounting and organisations. Optional units: academic writing for native speakers of English; academic writing for management; academic communication skills for management; financial markets context international. Year 2 compulsory units: organisational behaviour; management accounting; principles of finance; financial accounting and reporting; advanced corporate finance; empirical research methods in finance. Optional units: intermediate microeconomics 1; intermediate microeconomics 2; intermediate macroeconomics 1; intermediate macroeconomics 2; business forecasting; company law; information technology and its business context; marketing; operations management; human resource management 1; organisation design, performance and change; corporate responsibility: principles and perspectives. Year 3: placement year Year 4: compulsory units: advanced financial accounting; risk management and internal control; advanced management accounting. Plus a choice from a large range of optional modules.

University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
68%
32%

Year 1

68%
32%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

64%
36%

Year 4

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 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
69% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
466 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £27.2k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

39%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.
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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 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
60% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
466 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £27.2k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

39%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

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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