De Montfort University

Accounting and Economics De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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You will study the nature, role and processes of accounting and examine the ways in which political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. The Accounting modules will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies, while on the Economics modules you will learn how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory.

- Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA
Opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace
- ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software
analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading
- Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies
providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability
- Prizes awarded to encourage and reward excellent work
generously sponsored by organisations with links to the Faculty of Business and Law
- Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies
such as IBM, Audi, VW, HSBC, Siemens and Ernest Young
- 97.7% of our students in work or further study
within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16)
- Graduates employed by leading brands
such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto

Course details


YEAR ONE: Introduction to Accounting: Quantitative Methods: Introduction to Law: Applied Economic Analysis: Economics
YEAR TWO: Performance Measurement in Organisations, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Accounting, Business Taxation, Corporate Finance, Environmental Management, Business Intelligence Using Excel, Global Issues in Strategic Financial Planning, Economics, Business Research Issues and Analysis, European Economics Issues, Financial Markets and Institutions, New Directions in Economics, Economic History
YEAR 3: Open Economy Macroeconomics OR Developments in Advanced Microeconomics, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Economics, Financial Markets and the Central Bank, Decision Analysis, Development Economics, International Trade, Political Economy, Financial Econometrics, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Developments in Advanced Microeconomics, Economics Dissertation, Accounting, Advanced Corporate Finance, Audit and Assurance, Forensic Accounting, Contemporary Business Issues, Public Sector Accounting and Finance, International Developments in Accounting, Accounting Project, Advanced Corporate Taxation, Governance and Sustainability, Managerial Development and Control

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 52%
Coursework: 48%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

How to apply

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NL41
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels.

Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent.
English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

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