Economics and Accounting

BSc, 3 years

This is for you if... you want to understand how companies work from both the inside and the outside.

Course Description

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to study two interrelated subjects, providing you with a comprehensive knowledge of the key areas of economics and accounting. You will be introduced to techniques of accounting, such as financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.

The Economics and Accounting BSc has been especially designed for students who have studied Maths at A-level and attained a grade B. The degree will involve further, more rigorous training in maths and statistics than the BA so a strong mathematical background is essential.

The first year of this degree is common to the following BSc degrees:

This means that you will have the option to switch to one of the BSc degrees in this list during your first year. 

If you choose to take the Economics and Accounting BA you will have the excellent opportunity to gain exemptions from certain professional exams such as the CIMA, ACCA and ACA (offered by the ICAEW). These exemptions are dependent upon the satisfactory completion of certain modules.

At the beginning of your first year there will be a four day induction programme. This will give you the opportunity to become familiar with the department and get to know your tutors and fellow students, giving you the best possible start to your time at Leicester.

Our staff are internationally renowned and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.

To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. 

The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us. We welcome talented students from countries all over the world.

What's the difference?

The Economics and Accounting BSc differs from the Economics and Accounting BA in the topics that you will study, as well as the entry requirements.

For the BSc:

  • You will need to have achieved an A-level in Maths - at least grade B.
  • You will gain experience in the use of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques in economic analysis and its applications. 

For the BA:

  • You will need to have achieved a GCSE in Maths - at least a grade B.
  • You will focus on the development of your skills as an economist through their application to a wide range of real world issues.
Key Facts
Typical offer
ABB (including Maths)
UCAS code
LN14
Start date
October 2016
Department
School of Business
Contact

Admissions enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 5281
cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Course enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 2890
economicsug@le.ac.uk

School of Business website



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Why Leicester?

Our 12 Bloomberg terminals let you see how traders work and also access financial news and information, including real-time stock quotes 24/7. By using this industry standard platform, you will develop skills that top employers ask for.

You will have the opportunity to gain a global outlook and real-world experience through our year abroad and year in industry opportunities.

We have a dedicated Student Support Manager who provides information, advice and guidance on the graduate job application process and a Personal Tutor to assist in all areas of your academic study.

All first year Economics students can sign up for a peer mentor who can provide help and support with coursework, exam tips, study skills, careers and how to make the most of your time at Leicester.

Course Structure

Year 1

Year 1

In your first year, you will be introduced to the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and the economic application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to the solution of economic problems.

Modules

    First year modules are common to the following BSc degrees: Banking and Finance BSc, Business Economics BSc, Economics BSc, Economics and Accounting BSc, Financial Economics BSc. There is flexibility to switch between these degrees during your first year.

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Year 2

    Year 2

    Your second year will see you continue to build upon your knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, whilst also bringing in elements of accountancy and econometrics.

    Modules

    Plus either Principles of Finance or Principles of Personal Taxation.

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Year 3

    Year 3

    Core modules

    Plus your Applied Econometrics Project

    Option modules

    Choose one option module from:

    Plus either Corporate Finance or Principles of Business Taxation

    Plus either Advanced Macroeconomics or Investment Management

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Additional Information

    CIMA logoACCA accreditation logoIf you take the BSc Economics and Accounting you will be eligible for exemptions from professional exams CIMA, ACA and ACCA. This is subject to satisfactory completion of certain modules.

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    We are a partner in learning with the ICAEW.


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    Teaching and Assessment

    You will usually have eight hours of lectures and four hours of classes or tutorials per week, although this may vary between modules. The lecture programme is supported by small-group tutorials, seminars or practical classes, designed to encourage discussion, exploration and application of issues arising from lecture material.

    During the course of your degree you will be assessed by a mixture of exams and coursework. In your final year you will complete an Applied Econometrics Project. This will give you the opportunity to work on a topic of your choice that you are particularly interested in.

    Entry Requirements

    • A/AS-levels: ABB including Maths at Grade B or above. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.
    • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B. A level subjects to include Mathematics at grade B. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted. Own language may be considered.
    • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with some credits at distinction, with equivalent to A-level grade B in Maths.
    • International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points overall including 5 Higher Level Maths.
    • BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background and A-level Mathematics at grade B.

    Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year run by our dedicated International Study Centre. The ISC provides academic and English language support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

    Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

    Selection Process

    Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

    International Qualifications

    Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

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    Fees and Funding

    • Starting in 2016

      • £9,000 per year

      Starting in 2017

      An inflationary increase (2.8% based on RPIX*) in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Government for 2017. This is still subject to formal parliamentary approval however, if approved, fees for 2017/18 entry could rise to £9,250 in 2017/18.
       
      After 2017/18, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation (RPIX) and is subject to government regulations.
       
      (*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to all items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.)


    • Starting in 2017

      • £15,290 per year
      Find out more about scholarships and funding.

    Career Opportunities

    An economics degree from the University of Leicester will provide you with numerous career opportunities. You can participate in an employability development programme. Working with well-known employers, you will undertake a business game scenario, giving you a taste of the graduate recruitment process.

    You have the chance to undertake project work with student societies and employer-led organisations.

    Our Student Support Manager provides information, advice and guidance on the graduate job application process.

    Studying here will help prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in government, business or the financial services sector, as well as for future study at postgraduate level. Typical job roles our graduates have entered have included; Marketing Executive, Business Development Consultant, Trading Assistant, Risk Analyst, Tax Associate etc. Past employers of our graduates have included; Next, NHS, Mazars, Deloitte, Jaguar etc.

    Read about some of our recent graduates.

    Careers

    Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

    Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
    Economics and Accounting BSc 3 years full-time LN14 Apply Now
    Course
    Economics and Accounting
    Qualification
    BSc
    Duration
    3 years full-time
    UCAS Code
    LN14
    Availability