Durham University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting

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Course summary

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Description A single honours degree in Accounting, with an optional placement year. Maximum professional accreditation, allowing students to graduate as partly exam-qualified accountants. The programme embeds a strong employability theme and demonstrates clear pathways for students, allowing them to specialise in their final year and also complete an independent piece of research in an area related to their work-experience or an area of special interest. This degree will be taught on a semesterised basis, with new modules being introduced each term. The degree incorporates a strong employability theme throughout the programme in both credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities Course Structure Because this is a degree with a strong link to a professional role and a professional career following graduation, the first two years of the programme are made up of compulsory modules, with an opportunity to specialise in chosen areas and develop a research project in year 3. The degree has six coherent subject pillars and one theme: 1.Financial accounting and reporting (Years 1, 2 and 3) 2.Management accounting (Years 1, 2 and 3) 3.Information technology (Years 1, 2 and 3) 4.Audit and assurance (Years 2 and 3) 5.Taxation (Years 2 and 3) 6.Research in accounting (Year 3) •Employability theme (running throughout the degree) The subject pillars build throughout the degree so that students can identify linkages between modules. The employability theme helps students to understand the link between work done and employability skills gained from both credit and non-credit bearing activities.

Course details

Modules

Levels 1 and 2 of the degree are made up of core modules, as follows Level 1 Financial Accounting The Accountant in Business Quantitative Business Skills and Data Analysis Skills for the Professional Accountant Management Accounting Ethics in Finance and Accounting Micro and Macro Economics for Accounting Introduction to Corporate and Business Law Level 2 Financial Management Intermediate Management Accounting Taxation Introduction to Audit and Assurance Business Strategy and Technology Placement year (optional) Placement Year in Accounting Level 3 (Degree) The core modules in Level 3 are: Research Methods in Accounting Accounting Project Candidates shall also study and be assessed in modules in the Michaelmas Term to the value of 40 credits from List A: List A: Corporate Reporting (20) Advanced Management Accounting (20) Data Analytics and Intelligence for Accounting (20) Candidates shall also study and be assessed in modules in the Epiphany Term to the value of 20 credits from List B: List B: Advanced Audit and Assurance (20) Business Tax Planning (20) Fundamentals of Corporate Governance and Accountability (20)


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses at Durham. Please contact departments for further information. The following are a guideline and may be subject to change as further information becomes available. A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
Scottish Higher AAAAB A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 points to include 666 in higher-level subjects. If Mathematics is not taken at a higher level, then it is required at standard level 6. We accept both Maths Analysis & Approaches, and Maths Applications & Interpretation.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A Level subject, a Grade 7 (or Grade A) in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the introduction of the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (Grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.

Our contextual offer for this programme is A level AAB (or equivalent), which we will reduce to A level ABB (or equivalent) if you choose it as your firm choice. Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics, or B in Core Maths if Maths not taken as an A level is essential. To find out if you’re eligible, please visit: www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/contextualoffers/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/entry/


English language requirements

Durham University welcomes applications from all students irrespective of background. We encourage the recruitment of academically well-qualified and highly motivated students, who are non-native speakers of English, whose full potential can be realised with a limited amount of English Language training either prior to entry or through pre-sessional and/or in-sessional courses. It is the normal expectation that candidates for admission should be able to demonstrate satisfactory English proficiency before the start of a programme of study, whether via the submission of an appropriate English language qualification or by attendance on an appropriate pre-sessional course. Acceptable evidence and levels required can be viewed by following the link provided

English language requirements

https://www.dur.ac.uk/learningandteaching.handbook/1/3/3/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £22900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting at Durham University - UCAS