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University of Central Lancashire

Accounting and Financial Studies

UCAS Code: N420 U
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Accounting
Student score
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS points at A2

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

86%

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

This degree, accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies and is ideal if youâ??re interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. In the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) results, Accounting courses at UCLan were ranked 18th out of 94 UK HE institutions, with 94% student satisfaction, making it a great place to study.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to financial accounting; introduction to management accounting; information systems and the business environment; introduction to economics; law for accounting; fundamentals of business mathematics. Year 2: Students choose subject streams listed; these same streams continue into year 3; streams: Corporate finance; financial services; financial accounting; international finance; information systems, control and audit; management accounting. Year 3: Students continue to study the same subject streams as in year 2.

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 85%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

17%

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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