BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations.

Accounting is much more than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce company accounts. The methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgement, and with an understanding of the purposes for which the information will be used. A wide range of decision makers need to understand the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.

By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire skills that are central to the management of organisations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are essential for the prosperity of any private company or public sector organisation.

This programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. Accreditation gives you automaticexemption from the examinations in some Part One ACCA subjects. Graduates of this degree enjoy exemptions from five subjects.

Programme description

Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations.

Accounting is much more than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce company accounts. The methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgement, and with an understanding of the purposes for which the information will be used. A wide range of decision makers need to understand the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.

By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire skills that are central to the management of organisations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are essential for the prosperity of any private company or public sector organisation.

This programme is accredited by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. Accreditation gives you automaticexemption from the examinations in some Part One ACCA subjects. Graduates of this degree enjoy exemptions from five subjects.

Key Modules
  • During this course you will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School follow the same modules in year 1, so as an course student you are allowed to change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
  • Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge, where the Bangor team was recently awarded 3rd prize in the semi-final.
  • We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street,
  • and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
  • We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects, if you wish to study for an extra year after completion of your course.
  • Depending on the modules you study, you will be able to gain exemptions from parts of the professional examinations of some of the major accounting bodies.
Module & Subject
Year 1

You take 10 core modules plus 2 options.

Core modules:

  • Management and Financial Accounting (double)
  • CORE Economics (double)
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods (double)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Business Study Skills
Year 2

Core modules:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting (double)
  • Finance (double)
  • Probability and Optimisation
  • Statistical Methods
  • Economics for Managers
  • Optional Modules

Plus one of the following:

  • Law for Non-Lawyers
  • Company Law for Business
Year 3

Core modules:

  • Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice (double)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (double)
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investment
  • Company Law for Business (double)
  • Auditing (double)
  • Taxation (double)
  • Optional modules. If you choose to follow the Dissertation module you will receive personal supervision from a member of staff.      
Entry Requirements
  • 120 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0)
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group

Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER