Durham University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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Throughout the BA Accounting and Finance, you will 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).

Course details

Modules

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. This compulsory core will be complemented by an optional module from the areas of business, global economics or foreign languages. 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 economics, 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. 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 business, accounting and finance options. You may also choose to continue your study of a foreign language.


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.

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 AAB Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies. A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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 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. A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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. A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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. We accept both Maths Analysis and Approaches, and Maths Applications and 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, H3 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. 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 beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.

Our contextual offer for this programme is A level ABB (or equivalent), which we will reduce to A level BBB/ABC (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 and Finance at Durham University - UCAS