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Accounting and Mathematics, BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Accounting and Mathematics, BSc (Hons) - at Newcastle University

Course Overview

Employers will value the combination of skills you develop on this Joint Honours degree.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
International Baccalaureate: 35 points

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You will develop practical knowledge of accounting and financial management, alongside a strong understanding of core mathematical techniques.

You explore modern accounting theory and practice, such as:

  • financial accounting
  • company accounts

You also develop a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics, including:

  • differential equations
  • probability

Many of our accountancy modules carry exemptions from accrediting bodies and/or are based on real case studies, helping you prepare for a professional career.

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

Accounting and Finance at Newcastle ranks in the top 20 UK universities for Accounting and Finance in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 and The Complete University Guide 2017.

Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015. Maths and Stats also ranks 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).


About Joint Honours in Science

About Joint Honours in Science

This degree is part of the Joint Honours in Science programme. By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.

Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:

  • time management
  • organisation
  • self-motivation

You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject. The topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.

You receive careers support in the form of a career development module personally tailored to your professional development. There's also excellent support on offer from the University's award-winning Careers Service.



Newcastle University Business School

You will have access to teaching and learning facilities in our brand new £45 million building in Downing Plaza, including:

  • 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
  • Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
  • social spaces for learning and relaxation
  • bookable meeting rooms

Take a virtual tour of our building.

School of Mathematics and Statistics

You will also spend time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, which includes:

  • a number of large lecture theatres
  • recently refurbished computer cluster
  • reading room for maths and stats students

Take a virtual tour of the Herschel Building.  



You will be part of the community in the two Schools that deliver your teaching, Newcastle University Business School and the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

You'll also be part of the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, which is the administrative home of the Joint Honours in Science programme.


You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues. You'll also have academic advisers for both of your subject areas.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Student buddies will also guide you through the early weeks.

Social activities

MathSoc (the Mathematics and Statistics Society) organise events throughout the year. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Our degrees are taught using a combination of lectures, problem classes, tutorials, practical computer classes, computer-based assessments, and data collection and analysis.

Assessment methods

We assess your performance in each module through a combination of assignments and end-of-semester examinations. Many of our assignments take place online.

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Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.

Visit our Teaching & Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry Requirements
    A Level: AAB-ABB
    International Baccalaureate: 35 points

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