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Accounting and Finance

Entry Year: 2023

2 study options

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2023
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
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
N401
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Overview

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

The Accounting and Finance BSc aims to provide students with broad knowledge and insight into the world of corporate finance.

Throughout your course, you will undertake a number of compulsory modules in accounting and finance. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules, including economics, entrepreneurship, global supply chains, management and leadership.

The course aims to help students develop a wide range of transferrable skills, including critical thinking, analytical problem solving, working in teams, researching, synthesising and communicating information.

Professional recognition

The School of Business and Management has strong links with professional accountancy bodies the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This course is accredited by ACCA. BSc Accounting and Finance students will be eligible to acquire exemptions to certain ACCA and CIMA exams by applying to the relevant professional body upon graduating.

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Structure

If you are taking an Integrated Foundation Year, this will take place before Year 1.

Year 0

Foundation Year


Compulsory:

  • IFP/J3016 Applied Mathematics for Business
  • IFP/J3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/J3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/J3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/J3018 Management


You must choose one from:

  • IFP/J3017 Accounting for Business
  • IFP/J3019 Marketing


Optional


Choose one from:

  • Film studies: IFP3009 Introduction to Film Studies; IFP3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • French: IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a); LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • Geography: IFP/J3005 Introduction to Human Geography; IFP/J3006 The Human Geography of London
  • History: IFP/J3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955; IFP/J3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • Politics and International Relations: IFP/J3003 Introduction to Politics; IFP/J3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • Japanese: IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a); LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)
  • Literature: IFP/J3007 Introduction to English Literature; IFP/J3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • Spanish: IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a); LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 1

  • Academic and Professional Awareness
  • Foundations of Assurance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Law for Accounting
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Quantitative Methods

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 and History
  • 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:

  • Business Computing
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

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Testimonial

"The course put equal focus on accounting and finance, and that is what I liked the most. From lectures to seminars, everything was thoroughly planned. From the different societies to Queen Mary's diverse student body, you’ll enjoy every bit of your time at university."

Amir Khalid Qazi, Accounting and Finance BSc, 2021

Teaching

Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; as well as 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 advisor 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 to help with 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

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.

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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

Graduate destinations

At the end of your degree, you will be well-equipped for graduate careers in accounting, finance, banking, insurance and management, in both private and public sectors.

You will have a strong foundation which will enable you to pursue a higher degree in the field of accounting and finance, or further professional accounting qualifications, if desired.

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

  • HSBC
  • 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, industry networking events and visits to companies such as Bloomberg and Salesforce.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • Specialist advice on choosing a career path.
  • 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.

Unistats data for these courses

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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