University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting (Including Year Abroad)

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Course summary

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Our BSc Accounting is accredited by professional accounting bodies and provides the essential knowledge and skills for a rewarding, fast-paced career. At Essex Business School, the largest department at the University of Essex, where this course is taught, accounting means more than cutting costs and managing transactions. It’s vital for ensuring accountability by encouraging sound, ethical decision making. On this course, you gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers underpinning business leadership, strategy, planning, governance and ethics. You explore both financial and management accounting and use case studies to apply theory to practice. You study topics such as: preparation and analysis of financial statements; regulation in governing accounting practice; principles of cost accumulation; financial and management accounting theory and providing information to managers to assist their decision making. We ensure you gain a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to subjects such as finance, management, marketing and economics in your first year. In your second and final years, you can choose from selected optional modules to tailor the programme to your career aspirations. You have the opportunity to spend your third year studying abroad with one of our exchange partners in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Japan. You learn from academics and industry practitioners whose research continues to have a real-world impact. Many are published in world-leading journals and publications. We are home to industry renowned figures, including Professor of Accounting Prem Sikka, whose work on tax avoidance is frequently cited in The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Independent. Our staff embed the latest research into your course, so you learn about real-world issues affecting business right now.

Course details

Modules

You can tailor your learning experience to your future career with a choice of optional modules. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N402
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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 £17700 Year 1
International £17700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2021-22 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Accounting (Including Year Abroad) at University of Essex - UCAS