Keele University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.
This course allows you to put theory into practice. Our computer laboratories are equipped with Bloomberg terminals and Sage accounting software, enabling you to interact with real-world data and situations. You can build on this experience by choosing a placement year between years two and three of your studies.
Our programme is recognised by global professional accountancy bodies and it offers a number of important exemptions from their professional exams.
You will study accountancy with a specialism in finance, exploring the design and use of accounting and financial systems and how they are affected by individuals, organisations, markets and society. Finance modules are designed to help you better understand the theories leading to the design of financial institutions, the services they provide and the products they sell. You will examine optimal portfolio creation and management, project appraisals and financing and risk management through the use of such derivatives as options, futures and swaps. Drawing on economics, law, management, mathematics, statistics and IT, you will build your understanding of business strategy, behaviour and performance in a global context.
A high percentage of business leaders have finance backgrounds, and our course has a strong employment rate. With the increasing internationalisation of business and capital markets, you will have extensive opportunities. You might work as a chartered accountant, chartered certified accountant, chartered public finance accountant or chartered management accountant. Alternatively, you might work as a commodities trader, stockbroker, management consultant, banker, financial or tax advisor, insurance broker, or go on to study at master’s or PhD level.
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:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||Access to Higher Education Diploma with 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade B (or 6).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||to include IB Maths Standard Level or Mathematical Studies Standard Level @ 5|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.keele.ac.uk/studyatkeele/undergraduatestudy/entryrequirements/
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.