Accounting and Finance

Entry Year: 2020

2 study options

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
N400
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
N401
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees
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Overview

Are you determined to succeed in the world of corporate finance?

BSc Accounting and Finance is an interdisciplinary programme with a clear focus in accounting, which also aims to provide students with broader insights into the world of corporate finance.

Throughout their programme, students will be undertaking a number of compulsory modules in accounting and finance as well as elective modules in economics, statistics, law, management and leadership. The programme aims to help students develop a wide range of skills, such as: critical thinking, analytical problem solving, working in teams, researching, synthesising and communicating information that are transferrable to the job market.

At the end of their degree, students will be well-equipped for graduate careers in accounting, finance, banking, insurance and management in both private and public sectors. Furthermore, students will have a strong foundation which will enable them to pursue a higher degree in the field of accounting and finance.

Professional recognition

School of Business and Management has strong links with accountancy professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). BSc Accounting and Finance students will be eligible to acquire exemptions by applying to the relevant professional body upon their graduation.

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Structure

You can complete your Accounting and Finance degree in three or four years. If you are taking an integrated foundation year, this will take place before Year 1.

Year 1

  • Applied Economics
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Organisation Studies
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making
  • Taxation

Choose four from

  • Business Law
  • Ethics and Business
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Human Resource Management
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Money and Banking
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Strategic Management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Advance Corporate Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Company Valuation
  • Financial Management

Choose four from

  • Business Computing
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Film Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organisations and Identity

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

International students can apply for our Accounting and Finance BSc with an Integrated Foundation Year. The foundation year prepares you for the rest of the programme and is taught on campus by Queen Mary lecturers.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller seminar groups.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic adviser to support your progress at all stages of your degree.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June. 

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • a dedicated Internships Coordinator for work experience opportunities and applications
  • a free four-day leadership development course for third year students, providing practical leadership training outside the classroom
  • an alumni network that can connect you to fellow Queen Mary graduates worldwide.

Entry requirements

Accounting and Finance - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade A or 7.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

Academic

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of 12 years study.

For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

You are unlikely to be considered if you have completed your education in a system that involves 13 years study, for example if you have taken GCSEs and A levels (or BTEC or IB equivalents) in the UK or the Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma in any country. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

We may consider applications from students who have completed A levels or the IB Diploma in the UK or elsewhere where they have transferred from a different secondary school system. For example, a student who is taking A levels in the UK, having previously studied in their home country, may be considered for admission to this degree programme. Each application will be considered individually.

English

Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Graduates from our business degrees gain crucial skills that are highly valuable to employers – analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy and confidence in interpreting and applying business data, and the ability to allocate resources and undertake projects.

Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering roles such as business analyst or marketing and sales manager, while others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as media, law or finance.

Recent graduates from the School of Business and Management have been hired by:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Unilever.

Career support

The School of Business and Management has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator, and we run a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years this has included business-specific workshops, alumni panel events and office visits to Bloomberg.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career patt
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Business and Management takes a unique interdisciplinary approach that promises students an inspiring educational experience: we teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

The School’s Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres, groups and clusters focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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