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.

  • Course Overview

    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

    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

    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 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

    Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.

    For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

    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 details here: Island Students.

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

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The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.

Future Global Leaders

The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.

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