Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Financial Management (with placement year)

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Course summary

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Our BSc Accounting and Financial Management course is designed to prepare you for careers in diverse areas of accounting, finance and management and to equip you to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing business world. One of the key goals of our Accounting and Financial Management degree is to develop the wider skills and intellectual independence our graduates will need to thrive in a long, rewarding professional career. We help you develop the technical accounting and finance skills needed to get a head start in your professional career but we also place accounting firmly in its business context. We offer the opportunity to study a much wider range of subjects than those of the narrow professional syllabuses. The course develops skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, teamwork, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. The wide variety of optional modules allows you to develop specialist skills and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. In the first year, you will develop key quantitative, financial accounting, computing, communication and study skills. This gives you a firm foundation for modules in subsequent years to build on. In the second year you will start to study management accounting and develop more technical financial accounting skills. You will also take a module in financial management and an introductory course on financial markets (including foreign exchange) and derivatives. In the final year you will focus on strategic management accounting and advanced financial reporting. You can choose from a wide range of options (including financial risk management and multinational financial management) to suit your career aspirations. Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects and this degree has a module specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses. Our BSc (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management degree shares the same first year modules as our Finance and Management degree. With this in mind, if you realise at the end of your first academic year that you prefer the finance route, you may transfer to our Finance and Management degree. We are committed to helping you stand out in a highly competitive graduate job market and the course has a first-rate graduate employability record.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the topic, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • International Accountants, Association of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

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Course codeNN34
Institution code L79
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

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 ABB - AAB The majority of our offers will be at AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies) - No subject specific requirements - Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE - Maths and English Language GCSE grade ‘B’ (6) or above However, we may make some offers at ABB where students exhibit a strong overall profile and fulfil the following requirements: - Studying 3 A levels from our preferred list of subjects - Majority of As / A*s (7-9) at GCSE - Maths and English Language GCSE grade ‘B’ (6) or above We may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects. While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Chemistry, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Maths/Further Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD National Extended Diploma: DDD. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects - If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.
Access to HE Diploma Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC National Diploma: DD plus one preferred A Level at grade B. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects - If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus two A Levels (at least one of which should be from our preferred subject list) at grades AB. Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 - 34 points 35-34 (6, 6, 5 HL) with 5 in English A SL and 4 in Maths SL (or 6 in Maths Studies)
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum Grade B/6 in Maths and English Language

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Accounting and Financial Management (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS