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University of Huddersfield

Accountancy

UCAS Code: N410

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

with 3 credits at Merit or above.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Accounting

**Why Accountancy?
Whatever the economic climate, businesses across the UK always need accountants. Whether you’re hoping to work in the private, public or voluntary sector, this course could help you gain a thorough grounding in accountancy to take you to the next step in your career.**

If you’re going to be an accountant it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll look at how companies are run, and then give you the opportunity to choose particular topics to study in more detail.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

- Here at Huddersfield, you'll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. We've been the English university with the highest proportion of professionally qualified teaching staff for three years running.*

- You’ll be able to connect with leading accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme.

- The Partners in Accountancy firms will offer accountancy students direct input to their studies from leading case studies on technical and professional areas and providing careers support.

- The course doesn't just focus on accounting techniques – we also look at some essential skills for the workplace, including communication and presentation skills.

- In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business and gaining real world experience.

Our course provides you with a range of professional exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as Financial Accounting, Accountants in Organisations, Advanced Corporate Reporting, Management Accounting, Quantitive Analysis and the Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants.

*HESA - First awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017 and 2018.

Modules

Year 1

Core modules:
Financial Accounting
Management and Cost Accounting for Accountants
Quantitative Analysis
The Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants
Accountants in Organisations

You may then choose to specialise in an area of Accountancy.

Year 2

Core modules:
Corporate Reporting and Governance
Management Accounting
Financial Management

Option modules:
Choose two 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)

Final year

Core modules:
Issues in Accounting and Finance
Advanced Corporate Reporting

Option modules:
Choose from a list which may include -
Corporate Finance
Investment and Portfolio Management
Tax Framework
Audit Framework
Strategic Management
International Business
Advanced Management Accounting
Employment Law

Assessment methods

Assessment will include exams, group exercises, case studies, in-class tests, peer assessment individual coursework and computer-based assessment.

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
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Accountancy, Finance and Economics (BDAFE)

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
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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