The purpose of the course is to provide students with a strong intellectual and practical grounding in both economics and accounting. It seeks to equip graduates with the core theoretical and practical skills necessary to understand and analyse economic and accounting issues that arise in the business world. It aims to prepare graduates for a variety of potential careers after graduation, including management consultancy, accountancy and banking.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 at least AS-level). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted as 4th AS-level only.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects, including Grade C in Maths.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including Grade C in Maths, plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Business, Administration and Finance or Public Services, including A-level Maths or Grade B at AS-level in both Maths and Economics for Additional and Specialist LearningBTEC ND DDM in a related subject, plus at least Grade C in AS-level Maths or Statistics.IB Diploma 32 points, including 6 in Standard Maths 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 Grade B in English and Maths.Access: Pass plus AS-level Maths.Course AimsThe aims of the course is to produce high quality graduates with the core skills and attributes that will enable them to understand and analyse economic and accounting issues in a variety of contexts. The distinctive feature of this programme is that it allows students to develop the fundamental analytical techniques of micro- and macroeconomics, while also developing knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and issues in financial and management accounting.Course ContentEmphasis is on both theory and practical applications. At levels 1 and 2, you will take modules in economics, financial accounting, management accounting, company law and regulation, and financial markets. At level 3, you will take additional modules in economics and accounting, while having the choice of optional modules in applied economics and accounting related topics. At level 3 you will also complete a dissertation on an appropriate topic of interest.ModulesLevel 1Introduction to Financial Accounting
Mathematics for Economics and Finance
Statistical Research MethodsLevel 2Management Accounting
Introduction to Economic Modelling
Company Law and Regulation
Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis
MacroeconomicsLevel 3Project / Dissertation
Advanced Topics in Economics
Plus options from:
Managerial and Industrial Economics
International Money and Finance
The Economics of Labour
Behavioural Economics and Finance
Econometric Methods and ApplicationsSpecial FeaturesYou will have the opportunity to gain professional work experience alongside trained experts in industry, the public sector and commerce, in the UK or overseas.
You can choose to study either a traditional three-year course, or the prestigious four-year sandwich course. Sandwich course students have the chance to undertake paid, professional work experience in the heart of the UK’s financial, business and public sector.
Our students have excellent career prospects. Graduates have gone on to work for Merrill Lynch, NatWest, Morgan Stanley, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan, HSBC, Ernst & Young, the London Stock Exchange and UBS.
Exemption from some professional accountancy exams after you graduate. Not only is this a fast-track way to professional qualifications, but also a symbol of the quality of the course.
The combination of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply your knowledge to a work environment, together with a strong background in accounting, distinguishes our course from other economics degree programmes.
Good links with business. This means:
High-quality work placements.
Up-to-date course content
Facilitates you finding a good job after you graduate.