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University of Bedfordshire

Accounting (With Professional Practice Year)

UCAS Code: N403

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

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

MMM-DDM

96 - 120 UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96-120
67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Accounting

The degree course for you if you seek a career in accountancy or an accounting function in business, and offers the maximum ACCA exemptions available at undergraduate level. Practise using the latest technology, then proceed to advanced study of financial and management accounting, taxation, financial management and auditing. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) awards exemptions from its F1 to F9 papers for those students successfully completing relevant units.You will enjoy and benefit from the modern facilities of the University of Bedfordshire Business School and its innovative methods of teaching. In Year 1 you will study in our unique Business Pods alongside your students on other courses taught in the Business School giving you insight of the variety of business roles that exist, and to the relationship of the accounting role to these. You will undertake integrated project-based work where the role of accounting and accountants is set within the wider business context.As you advance in your studies you will explore core elements of accounting in detail, through units on financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management. In your final year you will investigate contemporary issues in accounting through a specialist project ensuring your knowledge is up to date and that you have developed skills for lifelong learning.

Modules

Year 1;
This common first year across all our accountancy courses provides you with a broad understanding of key concepts and techniques. What you learn in the first year will prepare you to undertake more advanced study in the following years.
Core units in this year include:
Introduction to Accounting and Finance,
Business Pod

Year 2;
In the second year you will begin to explore in more detail the core elements of your degree.
Core units in this year include:
Corporate and Business Law,
Intermediate Auditing,
Intermediate Financial Management,
Intermediate Financial Reporting,
Intermediate Management Accounting,
Intermediate Taxation,
Practice Weeks: Career Planning,
Project Management

Year 3;
In the final year, you will undertake a project, which allows you to carry out an in-depth investigation into a topic or issue of your choosing.
Core units in this year include:
Advanced Auditing,
Advanced Financial Management,
Advanced Financial Reporting,
Advanced Management Accounting,
Advanced Taxation,
Practice Weeks: The Future You,
Specialist Project In Accounting

Assessment methods

Our Business School is committed to a practical and applied education. A large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to carry out accounting in practice, which many students prefer because of the applied approach.

Different assessment methods contribute to your development and help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. Feedback is provided promptly to give you the maximum benefit as part of your learning process.

Estimated percentage breakdown of the different assessment methods:

Formal Examinations: 40%
Coursework, Essays, Reports: 40%
Portfolio: 10%
Presentations: 10%

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

Department of Law and Finance

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.

70%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Administrative occupations: finance
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
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.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£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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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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