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University of Strathclyde

Accounting and Economics

UCAS Code: NL41
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

33%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Accounting
Student score
85% MED
84% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA (GCSE English Language B or Literature B, or an essay-based A Level B may be considered in lieu of English; Maths A)

Scottish Highers
AAAA-AAAABB

1st sitting: AAAA or AAABB (English B, Maths A) 2nd sitting: AAAABBB (English B, Maths A)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

36 (no subject below 5 and including English SL5, Maths HL6)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

33%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Accounting Year 1: Provides an introduction to accounting and finance, complemented with study of economics and law. Year 2: Develops the specialismâ??s of financial and management accounting, along with business finance; students are encouraged to consider the value in measuring business wealth and begin to explore wider issues of corporate social responsibility such as the contribution of accounting in matters of sustainability and environmental conservation. Year 3: Includes advanced topics in financial and management accounting and also the study of auditing and taxation; by the end of this year students normally have completed the accreditation requirements for professional accountancy bodies, provided they have taken the classes prescribed for the accredited pathway. Year 4: Students can either specialise in accounting as a single honours subject or continue to a joint honours degree in accounting with another principal subject; honours classes include advanced management accounting; multinational financial management; developments in financial accounting; accounting classics; pricing of securities in financial markets; corporate financial theory and policy; accounting information systems; accounting and sustainability; planning and control; strategic accounting and financial management in entrepreneurial firms; public sector accounting; positive accounting theory; accounting and risk; corporate governance; comparative international accounting. Economics Year 1: Consumers and industries; markets; market failure and the role of government; unemployment and inflation. Year 2: Through the core classes in microeconomics and macroeconomics students develop a deeper understanding of the subject; a number of optional classes will also be available. Year 3: A combination of core and optional classes are available. Year 4: A wide selection of optional classes complement the core macroeconomics and microeconomics offerings, enable students to develop their knowledge in particular directions; another key feature of this year is the requirement to write a dissertation, representing a first opportunity to produce a substantial piece of independent research; optional classes in the honours year are likely to include: Regional economics; development economics; natural resource and environmental; econometric theory; applied econometrics; international finance; economics of competitive strategy; economics of corporate strategy.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
53%
47%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

54%
46%

Year 3

33%
67%

Year 4

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 93%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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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 89%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

48%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
44% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
531 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

38%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

16%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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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