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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Accounting
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Typical offer: 104 UCAS Points or Grades BCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
104

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

89%

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

Our course is top of the league tables for student satisfaction in the North West (The Complete University Guide 2012). It is taught a team of creative professionals with proven and ongoing track records in their specialist areas. You will enjoy the benefits of small group and tutorial teaching, with emphasis on applying accountancy to practical problems and issues. Our graudates benefit from exemption from ICAEW, CIMA and ACCAâ??s professional qualification exams and e njoy rewards from the Bolton branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, who give prizes to outstanding students each year and will allow you to develop your networks through links with professional bodies, such as the ACCA, ICAEW and local employers.

Modules

Level 1: Management accounting fundamentals; financial accounting fundamentals; quantitative methods for accountants; principles of economics; introduction to law for accountants; business environment. Level 2: Financial accounting; management accounting applications; auditing; personal and business tax; business management; professionals in practice; company law for accountants. Level 3: Financial reporting and regulatory framework; management accounting control systems; financial management; investigative study; choose 2 of the following options: advanced taxation; advanced auditing practice; contemporary management issues; European business and finance.

University of Bolton

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With a student body of around 13,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
37%
5%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

58%
42%

Year 3

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 91%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
284 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
30% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
33% 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 £15.6k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

25%

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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