Throughout the BA Accounting and Finance degree, you’ll study a breadth and depth of accounting and finance subjects giving you the opportunity to take your knowledge to a new level. Areas of study may include accounting information, the legal, regulatory and social context within which accounting operates. What’s more, if you choose the relevant modules, you may gain exemption from some of the ACA, ACCA and CIMA examinations once you’ve completed your degree. Just another small step that will help make your way up the career ladder a little easier. Flexibility Subject to optional module choice and successful completion of your first year – it may be possible to change your degree path to either Accounting and Management or Finance. (Students who require a Tier 4 visa will need to check this in advance with the Tier 4 regulations which are in place at the time). Year 1 In the first year, compulsory modules will provide you with an introduction to accountancy and the key fundamentals to examine and evaluate modern financial markets. Typical modules may include introductions to financial and management accounting, economics, finance and mathematics and statistics. Year 2 In the second year, compulsory modules allow you continue your studies in accounting and finance with a choice of optional modules considering the broader financial context including management, taxation and law and the opportunity to study a foreign language. Year 3 Moving to a more research-led teaching orientation in the third year, you are required to produce a double module Dissertation in an area of accounting and finance areas. Additionally, you will study two compulsory modules exploring the world of accounting. You will have the option to choose two modules from a range of management, accounting and finance options. You may also choose to continue your study of a foreign language. For more information on this course, please see our website.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.|
|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). At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and in addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of merit. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Departments will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. In the absence of 3 Advanced Highers, where these are not offered by the applicant’s school, offers comprising of Advanced Highers and Highers or a number of Highers may be made on a case by case basis. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Seventeen points (6, 6, 5) in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Standard Level 5 in Mathematics or Maths Studies.|
|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, H3||If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2|
A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A-level subject, a grade A / 7 in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.
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
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|