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University of Huddersfield

Accountancy and Finance

UCAS Code: N420
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Accounting
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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


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


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

From professional accountancy to finance, from banking to insurance, this course could be a stepping-stone to a career in an exciting profession. We’ll give you the chance to get a good overview of all areas of accountancy and finance to help improve your employability in your chosen field. Every business asks different things of its accountants and finance experts. You could end up being responsible for cash flow, or carrying out financial audits, for example. So we’ll start by giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of finance, before offering you the chance to specialise in particular areas. You’ll get a real feel for what’s behind any successful organisation – how it’s financed and managed. You’ll also be taught by a range of people who have strong academic backgrounds and experience in the professional world. You’ll have access to experts from some of the leading accounting firms in the UK. In fact you’ll be able to work with PwC who run an annual competition in your first year. You’ll also be able to connect with other leading international, national and local accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme. It’s all designed to help you to develop your professional knowledge and your employability. In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business. Our courses provide you with a range of professional exemptions from the main accountancy bodies, including The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).


Year 1: Quantitative Analysis; Financial Accounting; Accountants in Organisations; Management and Cost Accounting for Accountants; The Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants. Year 2: Core modules: Accounting information Systems; Management Accounting; Financial Management; Corporate Reporting and Governance; Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Personal Financial Planning; Company Law for Accountants; Small Business Enterprise and Planning; Developments in Banking and Finance; Management Science Applications. Year 3 (optional placement year): The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. Final year: Core modules: Corporate Finance; Advanced Management Accounting; Issues in Accounting and Finance; Advanced Corporate Reporting. Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Tax Framework; Audit Framework; Investment and Portfolio Management; Strategic Management

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
44% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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