Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Finance with Accounting

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Course summary

This is a joint undergraduate programme, during which you will gain accounting skills as well as an extensive knowledge of the financial sector. Our BSc Finance with Accounting is designed to provide you with a core of technically demanding, yet applications-oriented, skills in finance and accounting, with options in economics. This is a rigorous course that combines an open admissions policy with high standards. Where there are gaps in your previous education we will fill those gaps, but you will also achieve the same standard of training in the core skills of finance and accounting as in any other finance with accounting degree in the UK. Highlights

  • The programme offers a well-integrated interdisciplinary core, allowing you to obtain a broad and balanced perspective, while the unique two-pathway structure allows you to tailor your studies and focus on either the technical or applied aspects of finance and accounting.
  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.
  • You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.
  • The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by course assignments and/or in-class tests, and an unseen formal examination in June.


How to apply

Application codes

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

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BSc Finance with Accounting with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree. ALTERNATIVE ENTRY ROUTES Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in economics or social science units. If you are returning to study, the Certificate of Higher Education in Higher Education Introductory Studies is accepted as an entry requirement onto the BSc Finance with Accounting, if you successfully complete the designated modules to the appropriate standard.

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

https://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2022/undergraduate/programmes/UUBSFIAC_C/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

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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
International £14560 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Finance with Accounting at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS