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University of East Anglia UEA

Accounting and Finance with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: N40A

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Excluding General Studies

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

DDD

excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

**About This Course**

Prepare to excel in the ever-changing and complex world of business. Whether you want to work as an accountant, or in other accountancy or finance related careers, this degree will give you the skills to get your career off to a flying start.

You’ll discover the most up-to-date thinking and methods in accounting and finance. You’ll learn to work with numbers and use accounting methods with confidence.

You’ll gain the technical skills you need to become a chartered accountant. Depending on the modules you choose you’ll have the chance to gain a number of exemptions from professional accounting bodies, boosting your career prospects.

This degree isn’t just for aspiring accountants. Making profit is key to any business. So understanding accounting will give you an advantage whatever sector or role you work in.

You don’t need to have studied business before to shine on this degree. You just need to be driven by a passion for numbers, business and hard work.

**Overview**

At UEA we believe that to master the language of accounting and finance is to master the language of business. That means that whatever aspect of business you go on to, the accounting and finance expertise you gain on this degree will put you at a great advantage. The course is ideal if you want to become a financial accountant or auditor. It’s also an excellent choice if you want to work in commerce, industry, financial services such as banking, investment banking, fund management or insurance, as a tax adviser, or if you want to start your own business.

After gaining a grounding in core business disciplines, you will learn the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. You will then develop your understanding of business finance and accountancy, as well as contract and company law. You’ll learn how to understand, interpret and act on the financial accounts of any business. You’ll learn how to put an argument across in a way that’s relevant to the main financial drivers in that business. You’ll also learn how to use your professional judgment to understand and influence business decisions. You’ll even have the chance to explore how accounting influences wealth distribution in society, and how politics can influence accounting.

As you progress you will turn your focus to advanced modules that are designed to prepare you for your future. You can study Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Management Accounting, Audit and Accountability, and Personal and Corporate Taxation. In your second and final years, you also have the chance to take certain optional modules according to your interests and aspirations.

You’ll have the chance to gain examination exemptions from key professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Norwich Business School is in a region that’s safe and welcoming, with a thriving business innovation and enterprise community. All our teaching is informed by our world-leading research and real-world business experience. That means you’ll gain knowledge of the latest issues and debates facing industry and employers.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Economics

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.

80%
med
Accounting
74%
low
Finance

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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

90%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

37%
UK students
63%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Finance

Teaching and learning

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

78%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

23%
UK students
77%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Administrative occupations: finance
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.

Finance

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
49%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Business, research and administrative professionals
27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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