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University of Southampton

Accounting and Finance with Placement

UCAS Code: N401

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Typical offer: AAB If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ Contextual offer: ABB We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication Studies Communication and Culture Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism World Development Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit Offers typically exclude Social Care/Healthcare pathways

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3, D3, M2 in three Principal subjects Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer

Extended Project

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Typical offer: Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If your OCR is not in Business, we strongly suggest you contact us before applying.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

If you are studying an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business then this is accepted and we strongly suggest you contact us before applying if you are studying a different subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us before applying to see if this is subject is accepted.

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D,D,D

Disctinction from an OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma combined with grade A's at A levels: D + AA or DD + A or DDD but care must be taken with subjects and restricted subjects which are Art & Design/Media/Performing Arts/Health & Social Care/IT/Sport/Digital Media/Laboratory Skills. As per our A level restricted subjects, we can only accept one restricted subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

DD

DD plus one A level grade A OR if studying two Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diplomas you will need DD in both of the Diplomas OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Business is accepted when combined with a suitable A level. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us to see if this subject is accepted.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma

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

DD

DD in the Business BTEC National Diploma plus A from one A-level

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

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels

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

DDD

DDD in the Business BTEC National Extended Diploma

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

D

Accepted with Distinction if combined with two A levels with grades of AB. If the BTEC National Foundation Diploma is in Business, this is accepted but we strongly advise you to contact us directly before applying if you are studying another subject.

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Typical offer: AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

136

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

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Accounting

Finance

You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and finance and the opportunity to enhance your employability by spending a year in industry on this accredited degree. Its highly flexible structure means you can choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to deepen your accounting and finance knowledge or study complementary business and management topics that interest you. The course includes distinctive modules, such as the Principles of Audit and Tax, that you won’t find on most other programmes of this type. Whatever your module choices, you’ll be taught by research-active academics who will keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. The course is accredited by the main accounting bodies, enabling you to apply for exemptions from professional exams.

Modules

Typical core modules include: Management Analysis; Foundations of Business Analytics; Financial Accounting; Introduction to Management; Commercial Law; Financial Management; Company Law; Principles of Audit and Taxation; Business Research; Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets; Business Placement; Dissertation.
Typical optional modules include: Ideas that shaped the Business World: Government and Society; Introduction to the English Legal System; Introduction to Marketing; Foundations of Microeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Ideas that Shaped the Business World; Markets and Consumers; Managerial Decisions; Strategic Marketing Decisions; Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age; Business Analytics Programming; Digital Marketing; Organisation and Management; Human Resource Management; Management Ethics; Principles and Practice of Management Science; SAS Base Programming; Knowledge Management; Auditing; Corporate Governance; International Banking; Risk Management; Corporate Social Responsbility and Sustainable Business.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions, and through independent study. Our academics use case studies, simulations, group work and problem-solving exercises to encourage you to explore concepts and their applications. These activities will also help you to develop team working, presentation and communication skills, which are essential in the workplace.

You’ll have access to all the resources you need to undertake your studies, including Bloomberg terminals, statistical software and wide range of databases from which you can extract data for your coursework or dissertation.

Various assessment methods are used to measure your progress, including exams, individual and group assignments, and in-class tests. Your dissertation also forms part of your overall assessment, and you’ll be required to write a reflective learning report on your industry placement.

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
£17,560
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Business School

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.

81%
med
Accounting
79%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
83%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

43%
UK students
57%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Finance

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

75%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
87%
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?

19%
UK students
81%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
15%
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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
30%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
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.

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£42k

£42k

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.

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£42k

£42k

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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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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