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University of Strathclyde

Accounting and Mathematics and Statistics

UCAS Code: NG41
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

37%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
Student score
81% LOW
84% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.9k 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

37%

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

Year 1: Provides an introduction to accounting and finance, complemented with study of economics and law. Year 2: Develops the specialisms 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 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 your other 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; financial management in entrepreneurial firms; public sector accounting; positive accounting theory; accounting and risk; corporate governance; comparative international accounting; with a strong emphasis on statistical techniques in data analysis and on the use of mathematical models.

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
33%
67%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
37%

Year 1

67%
30%
3%

Year 2

67%
33%

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 85%
Student score 81% LOW
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
439 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £21.9k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

16%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

15%

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 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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