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University of Kent

Mathematics and Accounting and Finance

UCAS Code: GN14
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
Student score
80% LOW
81% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Grades AAB in three A levels including grade A in maths required (Use of Mathematics A level is NOT accepted). Only one of General Studies and critical thinking can be included from the two specified A level grades Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Grades AABBB in five higher subjects including A in maths (advanced higher maths at grade A preferred) Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB in three advanced highers including A in maths required Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
MMM

A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted) unless BTEC course covers the same syllabus.

BTEC Certificate
DD

A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted)

BTEC Award
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications including A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted)

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications including A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

A level Mathematics at grade A also required (A level Use of Mathematics is NOT accepted) unless BTEC course covers the A level maths syllabus

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall or 17 at higher level including 6 in Mathematics higher level plus English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English standard A1/A2/B at 5/6/6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

92%

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

£9,250

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 study of mathematics provides an excellent basis for the applied techniques of accountancy and finance. In this three-year joint honours programme you split your studies equally between the two related disciplines and gain the knowledge that responds to the needs and expectations of the modern accountancy profession. The degree provides various exemptions from the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies.

Modules

Stage 1: Financial accounting 1; quantitative methods for business and accounting; computing for business and accounting; economics; algebra; calculus; discrete mathematics and probability; mathematical methods; statistics. Stages 2-3: Financial accounting 2; management accounting 1; principles of finance; strategic management; analysis; linear algebra; dissertation/project; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

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 83%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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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 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
376 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £24k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

38%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

27%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

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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