What Will You Study
Lancaster’s degree in Accounting, Finance and Mathematics will develop your understanding of the professional application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques in accountancy and finance. Accredited by the major British accountancy bodies, your degree also provides exemptions from certain professional examinations.
You will study the core aspects of Accounting and Finance, such as external and internal reporting, investor decision-making, and market analysis. You’ll also learn the key elements of relevant Mathematics, such as calculus, probability and statistics.
Your degree begins with the study of first-year subjects including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance, Calculus, and Matrix Methods. In your second year, you’ll move on to modules such as Accounting Information Systems and Auditing; Principles of Financial Accounting, and Management Accounting for Business Decisions. Subjects studied in the final year include Financial Accounting and Likelihood Inference.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Auditing and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science : BSc Hons
- Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Finance : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons
- Statistics : MSci Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Principles of Economics B
- Matrix Methods
- Accounting Information Systems and Auditing
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Linear Algebra
- Management Accounting for Business Decisions
- Principles of Finance
- Financial Accounting I
- Financial Accounting II
- Strategic Management Control
- Stochastic Processes
- Topics in Modern Statistics
- Principles of Finance
- Advanced Principles of Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Bond Markets
- International Financial and Risk Management
- Issues in Auditing
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
- Pensions: Financial Management and Accounting
- Quantitative Finance
- Likelihood Inference
- Bayesian Inference
- Statistical Models
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Professional Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
- Differential Equations
- Statistical Inference
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A-levels: AAB including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at grade A
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Preference: Two or more A-levels
GCSE: Maths (minimum grade B), and English Language (grade B/C)
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 36 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects, inc 6 in HL Mathematics
BTEC: Not usually accepted
Mature students: Applications welcome. Interviewed if offer considered. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information.
The skills you develop in your subject areas will open up exciting careers in accountancy, management and finance-related fields of work.
You may choose to follow in the footsteps of many previous Lancaster graduates who have gone straight into professional accountancy with a training contract at a professional firm. Alternatively, you may prefer to use the transferable skills you gain - such as analytical ability, logical thinking and project management - to successfully enter a career in fields including banking, general and financial management and consulting.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.