De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Economics

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Course summary

This course is only available for advanced entry into year 2 and 3. Are you interested in a rewarding and professional career? This accredited course offers the ideal platform for students to develop theoretical and practical skills valued by employers. Our close links with professional accounting bodies provide you with the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace and giving you a head start in the graduate jobs market. You will study accounting modules that will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies. The Economics modules will teach you how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory. In your second and third years, you can choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your learning to your interests and career ambitions. Key features:

  • You will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from the professional accounting body exams with the ICAEW, subject to optional module choices and any module-specific criteria.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles with the Government Economic Service, the Department for International Trade and the NHS.
  • Our graduates are employed by leading brands, with recent successes including PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, KPMG and Barclays.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global scheme. Previous study-enhancing trips have included New York, where students visited Wall Street and the Bloomberg headquarters, Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.

Course details


Year 1 Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Law Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Quantitative Methods Year 2 Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics Performance Measurement in Organisations Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Accounting Business Intelligence Using Excel Business Taxation Corporate Finance Global Issues in Strategic Financial Planning Economics Business Research Issues and Analysis Economic History European Economics Issues Financial Markets and Institutions New Directions in Economics Year 3 Open Economy Macroeconomics OR Developments in Advanced Microeconomics Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Economics Economics Development Developments in Advanced Microeconomics Economics Dissertation Financial Econometrics Financial Markets and the Central Bank International Trade Open Economy Macroeconomics Political Economy Behavioural Economics Accounting Accounting Project Advanced Corporate Finance Advanced Corporate Taxation Audit and Assurance Contemporary Business Issues Forensic Accounting Governance and Sustainability International Developments in Accounting Managerial Development and Control Public Sector Accounting and Finance

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 52% Coursework: 48% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

How to apply

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Leicester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14250* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Accounting and Economics at De Montfort University - UCAS