City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Accounting

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Course summary

This degree has a strong focus on the practical link between theory and real-world application. You'll learn the mathematics and statistics that underpin economics and develop professional accountancy skills and techniques. On successful completion of this degree, you will gain multiple exemptions from professional licensing examinations with several prestigious accountancy bodies, including CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW. This means you'll be a step closer to professional qualification as an accountant.

  • Learn with leading experts in the field from our Department of Economics and our Business School
  • Develop a wide range of economic and quantitative skills and knowledge
  • Stand out from the crowd with a professional placement year - past students have undertaken placements with organisations like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, GlaxoSmithKline, RBS and HM Treasury
  • Follow in the footsteps of recent graduates who now work for major global corporations, such as KPMG, Bloomberg, RBS, Deloitte, Lombard, PwC and Ernst & Young
  • Lay the foundations for further study in economics, business, finance and management - past graduates have progressed to LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge."

Course details


The first year lays the foundations of both economics and accounting. Year one is made up of 135 credits which consists of seven core modules and two elective modules.

  • 1st year compulsory core modules:
  • Introduction to financial accounting (15 credits)
  • Introduction to management accounting (15 credits)
  • Introduction to macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to microeconomics (15 credits)
  • Data Analysis 1 & 2 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to law (15 credits).
  • Maths (Post GCSE 1&2) or Maths (Post A-Level 1&2) (30 credits)
The second year builds on the year one foundations with eight core modules, as you prepare for specialisation in your final year.
  • 2nd year core modules (30 credits each):
  • Financial accounting 1 & 2
  • Intermediate microeconomics 1 & 2
  • Intermediate macroeconomics 1
  • Econometrics.
Electives include: -Macroeconomics -Intermediate Econometrics -History of Economics thought -Nations and Firms in the Global Economy. In the final year, you will refine the knowledge and skills developed in the introductory and intermediate subject areas. An accountancy background can be strengthened by core modules covering topics related to accountancy and financial management, including a module in company law. The final year also offers a small number of elective economics modules so students can pursue their own academic interests or prepare for a specific career or postgraduate study. 3rd year core modules (15 credits each):
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
  • Financial Analysis
  • Company Law
  • Introduction to Financial Derivatives
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organisation -International Finance
  • Experiemental Economics
- Economics and Society

Assessment method

Assessment is based mainly on coursework and unseen examination. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study. Your coursework may consist of:

  • Standard essays
  • Individual presentations
  • Group presentations and reports
  • Classwork
  • Unseen tests
  • Problem sets
Professional bodies
  • Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17120 Year 1
International £17120 Year 1

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Economics with Accounting at City, University of London - UCAS