Accounting and Economics BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
NL41

Entry Year
2019

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Why did the 2008 banking crisis occur? What are the best incentives for staff? What is the role of fairness in organisations? If you’re intrigued by these real-world economic issues, but also want a firm grounding in accountancy, this degree combines both. It is particularly relevant if you’re considering a future in banking.

Learning from two of the country’s leading university departments, you’ll gain an understanding of economics while taking a course accredited by British accountancy bodies. This provides graduates with exemptions from many professional examinations. It also includes Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means on graduation, you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

In your first year, you will learn about economic issues such as demand, cost and inflation. You’ll learn the fundamentals of accountancy and finance using real-world data from actual companies.

All second-year students study auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance, management accounting for business decisions and statistical analysis. You can also choose whether to write a dissertation. Other options include advanced finance and economics subjects.

Your third year builds on your knowledge with more advanced options in accountancy and economics. You can choose from topics such as corporate finance, taxation and investments.

A knowledge of economics and accountancy opens the door to a wide range of jobs in economics, business and consulting. This degree equips you with the technical training needed for a career in accountancy and finance. You will also have a broad awareness of how economics influences the world of commerce, and the world as a whole.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade B or 6

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

Year 1

    Core

Year 2

    Core

Year 3

    Core

    Optional

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules 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.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Careers

Careers

Your degree in Accounting and Economics will equip you with the skills required to move directly into a career in accountancy and many Lancaster graduates have taken up training contracts with major accounting firms. The degree will also develop your interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding which will prepare you equally well for a variety of careers in business. The wide range of analytical skills and organisational expertise gained throughout this degree has helped previous graduates find roles in organisations such as the Bank of England, the Civil Service, management consultancies and major national and international companies.

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.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2019/20 are:

UK/EU Overseas
£9,250 £18,850

Undergraduate tuition fees

For students starting at the University for the 2020 session, subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. UK fees are set by the UK Government annually. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our Island Fees page.

Funding

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.

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. 

Degrees in Accounting and Finance provide a number of exemptions from professional exams

Further details about accreditations Learn More

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