Durham University

Accounting and Finance with Placement Year Durham University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Throughout the BA Accounting and Finance you’ll study a breadth and depth of accounting and finance subjects giving you the opportunity to take your knowledge to a new level. Areas of study may include accounting information, the legal, regulatory and social context within which accounting operates.

What’s more, if you choose the relevant modules, you may gain exemption from some of the ACA, ACCA and CIMA examinations once you’ve completed your degree. Just another small step that will help make your way up the career ladder a little easier.

Flexibility
Subject to optional module choice and successful completion of your first year – it may be possible to change your degree path to either Accounting and Management or Finance. (Students who require a Tier 4 visa will need to check this in advance with the Tier 4 regulations which are in place at the time).

Year 1
In the first year, compulsory modules will provide you with an introduction to accountancy and the key fundamentals to examine and evaluate modern financial markets. Typical modules may include introductions to financial and management accounting, economics, finance and mathematics and statistics. This compulsory core will be complimented by an optional module from the areas of business, global economics or foreign languages

Year 2
In the second year, compulsory modules allow you continue your studies in accounting and finance with a choice of optional modules considering the broader financial context including economics, taxation and law and the opportunity to study a foreign language.

Year 3
All of our degrees offer you the option of spending your third year gaining practical experience on a business placement. Business placements are a great way to develop your employment marketability and to engage with employers early in their recruitment pipeline. A placement requires a minimum of forty weeks of work experience and the placement begins in the summer following completion of the second year, and this then becomes the third year of a four-year degree programme. This allows you to really explore and understand your job and to find out if the career or company is for you.

  • You will develop your practical skills, confidence and maturity.

  • You can focus on a specific career path -many employers recruit graduates from their placement programme.

  • You will be able to contextualise your studies better, be more mature in your attitude to work.

  • You may decide to draw on your working experiences and access a more fulfilling dissertation research subject.

  • You will gain invaluable job search and graduate research skills by engaging in the competitive placement recruitment process.

Year 4
Moving to a more research-led teaching orientation in the third year, you are required to produce a double module Dissertation in an area of accounting and finance areas. Additionally, you will study two compulsory modules exploring the world of accounting. You will have the option to choose two modules from a range of business, accounting and finance options. You may also choose to continue your study of a foreign language.

We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.

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Modules

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Specific subjects excluded for entry:
General Studies.

A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential. Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and in addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of merit.

A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Scottish Higher AAABB Departments will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. In the absence of 3 Advanced Highers, where these are not offered by the applicant’s school, offers comprising of Advanced Highers and Highers or a number of Highers may be made on a case by case basis.

A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Extended Project Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Seventeen points (6, 6, 5) in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Standard Level 5 in Mathematics or Maths Studies.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted

A strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A-level subject, a grade A / 7 in Mathematics at GCSE is required. We particularly welcome the Core Mathematics Qualification and we will accept a Core Maths Qualification (grade B minimum) in lieu of our GCSE Mathematics requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £21,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Provider information

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Durham University
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE


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