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University of Buckingham

Computing with Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: G4N4
BSc (Hons) 2 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Computer science
  • Accounting
Student score
93% HIGH
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
96% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB

Scottish Highers
BBBB-ABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBC-BBB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
32

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

100%

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

£12,444

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

The Department of Applied Computing has an established reputation of research in various fields of computing, including information security, biometrics, image processing, multimedia systems, database systems, big data and data mining, embedded systems, cloud computing, mobile applications development, mobile and wireless communications, web technologies and applicable and computational mathematics. These areas of computing are highly applicable in practice with good career opportunities. The Department has also established an Industrial Advisory Board to monitor the industrial relevance of our degree programmes. Members of the Board are practising IT professionals and business leaders. Their involvement provides a vital link to the â??outside worldâ?? for our students. We have formed close working relationships with local IT companies and business organisations. Such partnerships are creating opportunities for collaborative projects, work experiences, internships and ultimately employment opportunities for our graduates. According to The Sunday Times, University of Buckingham students come fourth â?? excluding London institutions â?? when it comes to graduate salaries. With graduates earning £24,175 on average in the first six months after leaving, the University is only beaten by Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and UCL according to the newspaperâ??s figures. Overall, the subject that pays best, according to the league table, is Computer Science. We are currently working closely with the British Computer Society in seeking their accreditation of our undergraduate degree programmes. We aim to obtain the fully-accredited status of a Chartered IT Professional and partial accredited status of a Chartered Engineer for our graduates. The accreditation will, on the one hand, serve as a significant external reference point for standard and quality enhance the professional standing and employability of our graduates.

Modules

Modules: introduction to computer systems; introduction to financial accounting; introduction to management accounting; introduction to operating systems; introduction to statistics; structured programming; financial accounting; human-computer interaction; internet and world wide web; management accounting; multimedia systems; object-oriented programming; principles of computer networks; principles of database systems; auditing; cloud computing; database technologies; financial reporting; project; software engineering; software project management; taxation b; professional, ethical and legal issues; study skills for science.

University of Buckingham

Green Campus

Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,000 students. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic staff ratio of 10.5:1 and the Oxbridge style tutorial groups are often personalised and always exhilarating.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
25%
6%

Year 1

59%
29%
12%

Year 2

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 97%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
62% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
50% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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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 100%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
59% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
282 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
54% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

31%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

19%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

16%

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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