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Whatever the economic climate, businesses across the UK always need accountants. Whether you’re hoping to work in the private, public or voluntary sector, this course could help you gain a thorough grounding in accountancy to take you to the next step in your career.
If you’re going to be an accountant 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.
While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you could experience working alongside some of the UK’s leading accounting forms. We work in conjunction with PwC to hold an annual competition, and you’ll have the chance to take part during your first year. It gives you a great opportunity to have top professionals commenting on your work.
Our Partners in Accountancy scheme could also support you while you are here. It gives you the chance to create contacts with leading international, national and local accounting firms. You could gain the experience and the knowledge to optimise your employment prospects once you graduate.
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.
This course provides you with a range of professional exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Year 1: Core modules: Financial Accounting; Management and Cost Accounting for Accountants; Quantitative Analysis; The Legal Environment of Business and Employment for Accountants; Accountants in Organisations. You may then choose to specialise in an area of Accountancy.
Year 2: Core modules: Corporate Reporting and Governance; Management Accounting; Financial Management. Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include - Personal Financial Planning; Company Law for Accountants; Small Business Enterprise and Planning; Developments in Banking and Finance; Management Science Applications.
Year 3 (optional placement year): The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.
Final year: Core modules: Issues in Accounting and Finance; Advanced Corporate Reporting. Option modules: Choose from a list which may include - Corporate Finance; Investment and Portfolio Management; Tax Framework; Audit Framework; Strategic Management; International Business; Advanced Management Accounting; Employment Law.
Assessment will include exams, group exercises, case studies, in-class tests, peer assessment individual coursework and computer-based assessment.
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
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements: http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entry-requirements/
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Huddersfield Business School - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 472956
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625