Accounting and Economics

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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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 which 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. Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA Opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace. ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software Analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain practical insight into markets and trading. Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability. Opportunity to spend a year in industry through our DMU Works careers programme Students have worked for local, national and global companies including IBM, Audi, VW, HSBC, Siemens and Ernst & Young. Graduates employed by leading brands including PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, KPMG and Barclays. Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. On these trips, students explored the financial districts which gave them a real-world experience while at the same time having a strong academic basis.

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNL41
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels. Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent. English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

English language requirements

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

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13750 Year 1

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