BSc in Accounting and Management
UCAS course code:79N6
Level of study: Undergraduate degree
Tuition fees 2018/19:
- UK/EU – £9,250
- International – £10,000
Entry requirements: Grades BCC at A Level, or international equivalent. Grade B in GCSE Maths, or equivalent.
English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 3 years
Assessment method: A combination of coursework and examination or by coursework only
Student finance: Available
Start dates: September
About this course
The BSc Hons Accounting and Management creates the opportunity to progress your studies within growing areas of professional services. This course provides a comprehensive grounding in theory and practice, and an excellent foundation for becoming a Qualified Accountant. It also provides an opportunity to secure exemptions from all of the major Professional Accountancy Bodies, whilst keeping many options open to successful graduates to pursue other careers involving Accounting, Business, and Finance. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and insight in the following areas:
- The concepts and theories of accounting within a broad economic, legal, social and professional environment
- The basic principles of auditing, investment, finance, taxation and their implications for individuals, organizations, markets, societies and other disciplines
- Alternative recognition rules and valuation bases
- The recording, preparation, presentation, and analysis of financial information
- Business and financial information, technology and systems, and professional ethics
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of accounting data
There is a considerable demand for accountants in business, industry and the public sector. This degree provides you with an excellent basis for pursuing professional qualifications with one of the accountancy bodies.
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 28 hours of self-study time per week.
Each module is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, or by coursework only.
The course provides an excellent foundation for becoming a qualified accountant giving exemptions for 9 of the 14 papers for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification (dependent on module selection and performance).
Careers and postgraduate opportunities
Upon graduation, you should find your combination of knowledge and skills in demand with a wide range of potential employers and you will be empowered either to embark immediately on a professional career in accountancy or to undertake further study at Masters level. Typical career opportunities include:
- Progression towards becoming a Public Practitioner providing audit, accountancy and taxation services
- Financial or Management Accountant in a large commercial enterprise or within central or local government
- Taxation Specialist
- Management Consultant or Educationalist
- Alternatively, you will be well equipped to proceed into a management career in business, industry or in the public sector, or to proceed to postgraduate study in accounting or a related area
Our Ulster University Branch Campuses are run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at our Branch Campuses are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.
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