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University of Bradford

Accounting and Finance (4 years)

UCAS Code: N421

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

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

DMM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Accounting

Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (with placement year) prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice.

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:

- Capital Markets, Investment and Finance

- Auditing

- Corporate Reporting

- Taxation

- Company Law and Administration

The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations.

You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector. You’ll learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector.

A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation.

**Professional accreditation**

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

Many of our Accounting and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as:

- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- Association of International Accountants (AIA)

- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

- CPA Australia

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

**Rankings**
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Modules

Year one - Business Economics (core) Introduction to Accounting (core) Introduction to Finance (core) Quantitative Methods in Information Management (core) Student Self-Development (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (option) People, Work and Organisations (option)

Year two - Business Law (core) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (core) Company Law and Administration (core) Economics of Industry (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Financial Accounting (core) Financial Management (core) Management Accounting (core) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Employee Relations (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Research (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) The Transformation of Work (option).

Year four – Auditing (core) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (core) Corporate Reporting (core) International Accounting (core) International Finance (core) Taxation (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) Global Business Environment (option) Human Resource Development (option) Human Resource Management (option) International and Comparative Employment Relations (option) International Business Strategy (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Organisational Change (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.

Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

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
£15,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Management

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.

77%
med
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

77%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

£18,500
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Public services and other 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.

£19k

£19k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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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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