De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Economics

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Course summary

You will study the nature, role and processes of accounting and examine the ways in which political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. The Accounting modules will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies, while on the Economics modules you will learn how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory. - 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 - ‘Trading Room’ with access to industry-standard software analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a 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 - Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law - Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies such as IBM, Audi, VW, HSBC, Siemens and Ernest Young - 97.7% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16) - Graduates employed by leading brands such as 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

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

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

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for September 2021 are subject to official confirmation. 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