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Accounting and Finance

Entry Year: 2021

2 study options

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Available

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
N400
Institution code
Q50
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A-levels: AAA.
IB: HL 36 points / 666 at Higher Level.
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees
EU/EEA/Swiss students

Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Available

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
N401
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
BTECs are not accepted for this course
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
Funding information
Paying your fees
EU/EEA/Swiss students

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 0

Compulsory

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Independent Study Project
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Management
  • Marketing or Accounting for Business Decisions

Optional

Choose one from

  • Film studies: Introduction to Film Studies; European and American Art Cinema
  • French: French Language and Culture I; French Language and Culture II
  • Geography: Introduction to Human Geography; The Human Geography of London
  • History: 20th century European History I: 1900-1945; 20th century European History II: 1945-1990
  • International relations and politics: Introduction to Politics; Introduction to International Relations
  • Japanese: Japanese Language and Culture I; Japanese Language and Culture II
  • Literature: Introduction to English Literature; Introduction to American Literature
  • Spanish: Spanish Language and Culture I; Spanish Language and Culture II

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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
  • Financial Institutions
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Finance
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Money and Banking
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Analytics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

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

Choose four from

  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Global Supply Chains
  • International Business
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organisations and Identity
  • Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases

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.

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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Accounting and Finance - BSc (Hons)

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

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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