Finance and Accounting (BSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About Finance and Accounting at Brunel University London

This degree aims to produce graduates who are both familiar with the principles of finance across a range of subjec areas, and will prepare for careers in accountancy.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 320 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBC plus a C in either an AS or EPQ, including Grade C in Maths/Statistics at AS-level.) General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted as 4th AS-level only.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects, including Grade B in Maths.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including Maths, plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Business, Administration and Finance or Public Services, including Grade C at A-level in Maths (or equivalent) for Additional and Specialist LearningBTEC ND DDM in a related subject, plus Grade C in A-level Maths or its equivalent.IB Diploma 32 points, including 5 in Higher Maths or 6 in Higher Maths Methods and 4 in Higher or 5 in Subsidiary English. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Grade B in Maths.Access: Pass plus A-level Maths. Course AimsThe degree aims to produce graduates who are both familiar with the principles of finance across a range of subject areas, and well prepared for careers in accountancy. Course ContentTypical modulesLevel 1 CoreMicroeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Financial Markets and Accountancy Mathematics for Economics Statistical Research Methods Level 2 CoreCorporate Finance Corporate Investment Financial Statement Analysis Accounting for Decision Making Financial Accounting Introduction to Economic Modelling Company Law Plus options from a range of Economics/Finance topicsLevel 3Major Project (core) Financial Theory and Corporate Policy (core) Auditing (core) Financial Engineering Econometric Methods and Applications Financial Accounting (core) Taxation Teaching and LearningStaff Expertise Many of our staff are internationally and nationally recognised for their work in this field. Some lecturers from the Brunel Business School work as consultants for major companies and government bodies, and are often widely published. Your business modules will normally be taught by people who have practical and personal experience in business and have run their own companies. Their academic insights and hands-on practical experience in the commercial world ensures that course content is lively, interesting and, importantly, up-to-date. The aim of teaching is to give students 'employable knowledge'.Our Management specialisms include:Small business management; human resource management; organisational change; marketing; technology and business; copy right and property rights; entrepreneurialism; gender; management thinking and learning. Students also benefit from the University-wide specialism in eCommerce and multimedia.Our Economics specialisms include:Financial markets; financial reporting; stocks and shares; mergers and acquisitions; impact of EMU and European policies; labour-supply issues; wages; training; inflation; exchange rates; privatisation; banking; accountancy, public expenditure; economic cycles; regional development; economic policies, costs of childcare, inflation, macroeconomics.Hours You will have about 12-14 hours of directed study a week in level 1. This number decreases in level 2 and 3. Students are expected to undertake substantial independent study. How will I be taught?Lectures - These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas relating to your course and provide you with a framework from which to carry out more in depth study.Workshops - These are generally used for modules in finance or quantitative subjects. They often take the form of working through answers to a previously distributed assignment sheet of exercise questions.Seminars - These relatively small groups are used for subjects where the lecture material is examined in more detail, and theoretical concepts are analysed and applied in specific contexts.One-to-one - You will get one-to-one supervision on your final year dissertation and at all levels you will have a personal tutor who is available to discuss personal and academic problems. If you go on placement, you will also be allocated a work placement tutor who will monitor your progress and provide further support if you need it.Other - Guest speakers from prominent organisations, research seminars and external site visits.AssessmentEach subject is assessed in the term it is taken. The proportion of exam to coursework is approximately 75% to 25%, but some courses have a higher proportion of continuous assessment. Level 1 does not count towards your final degree mark. Level 2 is worth a third - Level 3 the rest. The final year dissertation is worth a third of Level 3 marks. Final year dissertation All degree programmes include a final year dissertation of approximately 10,000 words. This is an important element of the degree and provides you with an opportunity for independent study, original thought and, especially for those on sandwich courses, an opportunity to apply economic and financial theories, concepts and models to practical problems. You are assigned a Dissertation Supervisor who offers guidance on content, level and presentation. CareersFinance and Economics graduates from Brunel have an excellent employment record and go into a wide variety of occupations. Some go on to further study and become professional economists or accountants. Others are employed in industry, the financial sector or government. In some cases a job offer comes from a former work placement employer. Finance and Accounting graduates also have prospects in the world of corporate banking and financial services. Our students have excellent career prospects with graduates having gone on to work for such organisations as: NatWest HSBC Ernst & Young Morgan Stanley PricewaterhouseCoopers Merrill Lynch

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardBScHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750

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