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University of Bath

Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

UCAS Code: NN43

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Compulsory A level subjects: AAA including A in Mathematics. Desirable A level subjects: Preference for a combination of subjects which show breadth of study including both mathematics/sciences and essay-based subjects. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application: A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Alternative A level offer: AAB including grade A in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate; grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits achieved at Distinction from Mathematics units. As our Accounting and Finance course has a strong mathematical component, you will need to be studying Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits. For other suitable units, please refer to the A level section for details of preferred subject combinations.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Typical offer: D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics. Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 including grade D3 in Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ; grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate; grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives. Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Typical offer: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.

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

D*DD

Typical Offer: D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Business, Engineering or Science in combination with A level Mathematics. If you are applying with a BTEC in Engineering or Science, we would expect to see evidence of strong essay-based skills in other areas, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Typical offer: AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

Gain a solid grounding in core management areas. Youll develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in accounting, finance or business.Course aims:Year 1 covers the fundamentals of economics, finance and accounting. For some of these units youll work with students from our BSc in Business Administration. These core principles will provide context for the rest of your course.From Year 2 onwards youll specialise in accounting and finance with a range of compulsory and optional units. Compulsory units will equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills youll need for a financial career. Final year units focus on advanced level accounting and finance.After your first year, youll be able to choose from a wide range of optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest like entrepreneurship, investment banking or leadership.In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.Professional recognition/accreditation:Graduates will be able to apply for professional qualification exemptions from the following bodies:Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Single tier structure

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.

85%
high
Accounting
85%
high
Finance

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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

90%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Finance

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

90%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

30%
UK students
70%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Functional managers and directors
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.

Finance

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Functional managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs 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. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

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.

£30k

£30k

£40k

£40k

£47k

£47k

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.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£40k

£40k

£47k

£47k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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