Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our specialised Accounting and Finance degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories.
Our Accounting and Finance degree is delivered by accounting specialists and is strongly focused on developing you as a ‘business ready’ graduate. In addition, work-based learning is embedded into the programme, so that all graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs and be ‘work ready’. This includes a broad base of applications from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities. This programme is ranked 15th in the U.K. for student satisfactions in the 2018 Complete University Guide.
Moreover, the Accounting and Finance programme is accredited by three prestigious international professional accounting bodies - the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).
Depending on the modules chosen, graduates will be eligible for exemption for up to six ACCA examination papers (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F9) and up to six AIA examination papers (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, Paper 4, Paper 6 and Paper 8). In addition, graduates of this programme are eligible for Associate (AFA) level membership.
As our degrees are accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.
You can also choose to study this course as a standard 3 year programme without the foundation year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance UCAS code: 4J68
*Subject to re-accreditation When a course is revalidated, it must also be reaccredited. Accreditation also has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the university. The course will still run, but assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider, if applicants do not wish to continue without accreditation.
YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
Students will be introduced to the basic concepts in finance, which will equip you for further studies. You will gain knowledge of the rules of numeracy in the business context and use methods to solve business problems. Through an introduction to business you will investigate the business functions of HR, Marketing and Accounting and Finance with an opportunity to explore the different elements of a business, including structures, and different types of ownership.
The Skills You Need
Fundamentals of Finance
Quantitative Methods for Business
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Marketing
Following completion of your foundation year, you will move onto the standard three-year programme. You will study core business and marketing modules which will enable you to focus on accounting and finance topics. You will study economics, financial and data analytics and an introduction to financial markets. In years two and three you will specialise in either accounting or finance and your module options will offer significant depth of expertise.
We will introduce business practitioners into your learning schedule who will provide an insight into the real-life situations and challenges they encounter in the business world. As you develop, your confidence and awareness will grow and you will leave us ready to enter into business life.
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Communication Skills for Marketing
Business, Finance and Technology Management
Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
Advanced Management Accounting
HRM for Business
Engaging and Leading People
Enabling technologies and business opportunities in finance
Taxation and Business Planning
and Competitive Intelligence Research
Work placement 2
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
Advanced Financial Management
Audit and Assurance
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
As part of our commitment to preparing our graduates for the professional workplace, we recognise the need to provide a variety of assessment methods that retain academic rigour, but also offer students opportunities to develop themselves in a variety of ways. Consequently, across most modules students will be assessed by methods such as traditional examination, oral examination, case study evaluation, presentations, blog writing and management report writing. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.
Each module should require around 36 hours of direct learning through a combination of lectures and tutorials. An estimated further commitment of 160 independent study hours will be required for each module, although this can vary from student to student.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||
Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.
The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at email@example.com for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.