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  • Local: $ 11.8k
  • Foreign: $ 21.7k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    About

    The BA Accounting and Management is designed to give you the same strong foundation of knowledge as our other finance and accounting programmes, while also offering the opportunity to develop particular expertise in management.

    General areas of study may include accounting information; the legal, regulatory and social context within which accounting operates and the design and operation of information systems. Management specific topics may include entrepreneurship, marketing principles, and managing in a global environment.

    What’s more, if you choose the relevant modules, you may be exempt from some of the ACA, ACCA and CIMA examinations once you’ve completed your degree. Just another small step that’ll help make your way up the career ladder a little easier.

    Students on this programme learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, informal but scheduled one-on-one support, and self-directed learning, such as research, reading, and writing. All of these are supported by a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, Durham University Online (DUO).

    Seminars and workshops are much smaller groups than lectures, small enough to allow greater one-on-one interaction with teaching staff. Workshops also allow hands-on experience of solving accounting and finance problems. This emphasis on small-group teaching reflects a conscious choice to enhance the quality of the learning experience rather than the quantity of formal sessions. In fact, the degree programme is designed to feature fewer formal sessions and more independent research as students move from their first to their final year.

    Small-group teaching and one-on-one attention from the personal academic advisor (provided for all students when they enter the programme) are part of the learning experience throughout, but by the final year classroom time gives way, to some extent, to independent research, including a capstone dissertation – supported by one-on-one supervision – that makes up a third of final year credits. In this way the degree programme gives the student the opportunity to transform from a consumer of knowledge in the classroom to a generator of knowledge, ready for professional or postgraduate life.

    These formal teaching arrangements are supported by “drop-in” surgeries with teaching staff and induction sessions that begin in the week before the start of the programme and continue at key times throughout each year of the programme. Students can also attend an extensive programme of research-focused seminars where staff and visiting scholars present their cutting-edge research.

    Flexibility – it may be possible to change your degree path to either Accounting and Finance or Finance. (Students who require a Tier 4 visa will need to check this in advance with the Tier 4 regulations which are in place at the time).

    Content

    Year 1

    In the first year you will study six compulsory modules:

    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Management Accounting
    • People, Management and Organisations
    • Foundations of Finance
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Quantitative Methods.

    Year 2

    The second year consists of four compulsory modules:

    • Auditing and Assurance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting.

    Plus two optional modules selected from a range which has previously included:

    • Information Systems
    • Managing in a Global Environment
    • Principles of Business Law
    • Entrepreneurship.
    • Introduction to Taxation
    • A language module.

    Year 3

    Students work on a Dissertation in the third year, along with three compulsory modules:

    • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
    • Contemporary Issues in Management
    • Financial Planning and Control.

    Your final module is chosen from a range which has previously included, for example: 

    • Corporate Governance
    • Strategic Management
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship.
    • Leadership
    • A language module.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Subject requirements, level and grade

    In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:

    • We require AAB from A-levels.
    • We consider all A-level subjects, with the exception of General Studies – therefore General Studies would not be included in any offer.
    • For all Business, Marketing, Accounting and Finance degrees a strong proficiency in Mathematics is required. If Mathematics is not taken as an A-level subject a grade A in Mathematics at GCSE is required.
    • We consider each application holistically, on an individual basis and against the other applications we receive. Whilst academic achievement is important, it is not the only factor that we consider when assessing applications and applicants who have achieved, or are predicted to achieve, close to our typical offer, but who have not met it exactly, will be welcome to apply if they have a strong application in other key elements, for example if they can demonstrate merit and potential through their personal statement or their reference.
    • We welcome applications from those with other qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements and from mature students with non-standard qualifications, please email us for more information.
    • Applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to offer IELTS of 6.5 (no component under 6.0); or the University approved equivalent. We also require proof of English Language proficiency for students from the European Union.
    • We are willing to consider applications for deferred entry from those who have well- structured plans for work or travel, for example. We may, however, need to restrict the number of deferred entry offers we make because we have to be careful not to fill too many of next year’s places in advance. However, if you do apply for a deferred place and are unsuccessful, you are welcome to reapply the following year.
    • You are welcome to apply if you are taking resits; we do not make higher offers to students who declare resits.
    • If you do not satisfy our general entry requirements, the Foundation Centre offers multidisciplinary degrees to prepare you for a range of specified degree courses.

    Preferred Tests:

    a. IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0)

    b. TOEFL iBT (internet based test): 92 (no component under 23)

    c. Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): Grade C

    d. Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade A

    e. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English at Grade C or above [not normally acceptable for students who require a Tier 4 student visa]

    f. Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language at Grade B or above [not normally acceptable for students who require a Tier 4 student visa]

    g. GCSE English Language at grade C or above

    h. Pearson Test of English (overall score 62 (with no score less than 56 in each component))

    Alternative accepted tests when those listed in a.-h. above are unavailable to the applicant (if the applicant requires a Tier 4 visa to study, advice on the suitability of these alternatives must be sought from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office):

    i. Certificate of Attainment (Edexcel)

    j. GCE A-levels (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, CCEA, OCR, WJEC) at grade C or above in an essay based, humanities or social science subject from the following list: History, Philosophy, Government and Politics, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies, Law and Sociology. Modern or Classical Languages are not acceptable in meeting this requirement.

    k. International Baccalaureate with a minimum of grade 5 in Standard Level English or a minimum of grade 5 if taken at Higher Level.

    l. NEAB (JMB) Test in English (Overseas)

    m. Singapore Integrated Programme (SIPCAL) at grade C or above in an essay based, humanities or social science subject from the following list: History, Philosophy, Government and Politics, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies, Law and Sociology. Modern or Classical Languages are not acceptable in meeting this requirement.

    n. Singapore Polytechnic Diploma and Advanced Diplomas at GPA 3.0 or above

    o. WAEC and NECO Grade B3 or above from Nigeria and Ghana

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