Most modules are taught by a combination of lectures and seminars and some have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using library resources.
Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes either 70% or 80% to the final module mark: your coursework provides the remaining marks. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class (together with your marks from your year in industry, if applicable).Economics
All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games.
On this programme, you develop transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.
The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.
Knowledge and understanding
You gain a knowledge and understanding of:
- Some of the contexts in which accounting can be seen as operating.
- The main current technical language and practices of accounting in the UK.
- Some of the alternative technical languages and practices of accounting.
- Contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting and the ability to critically evaluate such theories and evidence.
- Theories and empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk and the operation of capital markets.
- Theoretical knowledge integrated with business practice through a work placement or business start-up environment.
- Some of the areas specified for the compulsory modules or options from the perspective of a second European country or other country.
You gain the following intellectual skills:
- The capacity for the critical evaluation of arguments and evidence.
- The ability to analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and, to a more limited extent, unstructured problems.
- Numeracy skills, including the ability to manipulate financial and other numerical data and to appreciate statistical concepts at an appropriate level.
You gain the following subject-specific skills:
- Skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events
- Preparation of financial statements
- Analysis of the operations of business
- Financial analysis and projections
You gain the following transferable skills:
- The ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources
- Capacities for independent and self-managed learning
- Skills in the use of communications and information technology in acquiring, analysing and communicating information
- Communication skills including the ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in a form appropriate to the intended audience
- An ability to work in groups, and other interpersonal skills, utilising a variety of presentation skills
The programme aims to:
- Provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of accounting and finance within the economic, legal and social environment;
- Develop competence in applying the concepts, principles and regulations in the main areas of accountancy, finance and related disciplines to practical problems;
- Promote students’ ability to research and critically evaluate issues of contention and debate within the main areas of accountancy, finance and related disciplines;
- Cultivate the ability to organise and plan work both autonomously and as part of a team;
- Cultivate the ability to communicate both quantitative and qualitative information effectively;
- Provide teaching informed by research and scholarship;
- Meet the lifelong needs of a diversity of students;
- Support national and regional economic success;
- Produce graduates of value to the region and nationally, in possession of key knowledge and skills, with the capacity to learn;
- Prepare students for employment or further study;
- Provide learning opportunities that are enjoyable experiences, involve realistic workloads, based within a practice-based framework and offer appropriate support for students from a diverse range of backgrounds;
- Provide high quality teaching in supportive environments with appropriately qualified and trained staff; Meet the requirements for accreditation by ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia and CIPFA on successful completion of the programme.