University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Economics

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Course summary

Why Accounting and Economics? Whatever the economic climate, businesses across the UK always need accountants and economists. Whether you’re hoping to work in the private, public or voluntary sector, this course could help you gain a thorough grounding in accounting and economics to take you to the next step in your career. If you’re going to be an accountant or economist it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll look at how companies are run, and then give you the opportunity to choose particular topics to study in more detail. How will you learn? You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • Here at Huddersfield, you'll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. We've been the English university with the highest proportion of professionally qualified teaching staff for three years running.
  • You’ll be able to connect with leading accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme. The Partners in Accountancy firms will offer accountancy students direct input to their studies from leading case studies on technical and professional areas and providing careers support.
  • The course doesn't just focus on accounting techniques – we also look at some essential skills for the workplace, including communication and presentation skills.
  • In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business and gaining real world experience.
What subjects will you cover? You’ll explore subjects such as Financial Accounting, Accountants in Organisations, Advanced Corporate Reporting, Management Accounting, Quantitative Analysis, Econometrics, Micro and Macro Economics, Decision Science and the Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants. Professional links and accreditation: This course has professional accreditations with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ( This course is also applying for accreditations with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) ( and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) ( This will help to ensure that our graduates are industry ready. These accreditations are reviewed on a regular basis.

Course details


Course detail Year 1 This is a common first year across all Accountancy courses and comprises: Core modules: Foundations of Financial Accounting Foundations of Management Accounting Foundations of Finance Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Year 2 Core modules: Financial Reporting Applied Management Accounting Financial Management Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Econometrics Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Accounting Regulation and Governance Contemporary Issues In Accounting And Finance Corporate Finance Applied Econometrics Decision Science Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Tax Framework Audit Framework Investment and Portfolio Management Strategic Management Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Monetary and Financial Framework Climate Economics and Finance Global Financial Management

Assessment method

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

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

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Accounting and Economics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS