Each semester is 15 weeks long and the final weeks are set aside for assessment.
Professional accreditation requires that much of the assessment is in the form of two hour examinations (three hours for double modules). However, other kinds of assessment are used as appropriate. Assessed coursework is an important component of the final year.
This degree is professionally accredited and gives significant exemptions from the examination schemes of the following professional bodies:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
CITY AND GUILDS
Successful completion of the placement year to City and Guild standards allows the University to award the Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI), a national qualification recognised by employers such as Lloyds TSB.
Employment prospects are good and graduates take up training contracts with the main six professional accountancy firms. Graduates have gone on to work in PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble and Reyrolle. Other graduates find employment in industry, commerce, local authorities and hospitals. Graduates usually go on to complete a professional accountancy qualification and find the exemptions they get particularly valuable. Good contacts are maintained with the local accountancy profession, industry and commerce and outside speakers often participate in the delivery of the programme.
There is an opportunity to undertake a year-long paid placement at the end of Year 2. You will get full support from the Placements Office to obtain a placement which prepares you for final year studies and future employment.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
The high standing of this programme is evidenced by strong support from professional bodies and firms who donate prestigious prizes for outstanding work.
COURSE FEES - Year 1 entry
The tuition fee for 2009 entry for applicants assessed as ‘home’ for fees purposes is £3,225. This course attracts a scholarship of £500. For further information, including international student fees and scholarships, click here.