The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Mathematics and Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
This is a full-time joint honours programme within the Accounting and Finance subject area.
- Subject area: Accounting and Finance
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: GN14
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Joint
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
Accountants are probably best known for checking the validity of company accounts-auditing- but they also devise and operate financial systems, conduct investment analysis, advise on business start-ups, company takeovers and company rescue schemes, and handle individuals' and corporations' tax affairs.
At Kent Business School, we have designed the Accounting and Finance degrees to ensure that they respond to the needs and expectations of the modern accountancy profession. We offer the opportunity to spend a year on work placement, or to combine accounting with related subjects. Our supportive and flexible approach to teaching gives you the confidence and skills you need to follow the path that most interests you.
We have an excellent record of graduate employment with our graduates moving into a range of careers, including professional training in public practice (chartered accountancy) or in industry, commerce or the public sector, or financial services or general management.
Our programme is fully accredited by all the professional accountancy bodies and allows you to obtain more exemptions from professional accounting examinations than at most other universities in the UK. For example, we offer a taxation module which confers additional professional exemptions; taxation is not offered at many other UK universities.
As this is a joint honours programme, you may find it useful to read both of the following subject leaflets for more information:
As this is a joint honours subject, please see both subject leaflets below for more details about the modules you may take:
Please contact us if you have any queries (Contacts are listed under the 'Further information' tab).
Teaching and assessment
Accounting and Finance
Usually you spend eight hours in lectures and four hours in seminars each week. Some modules have a number of workshops or sessions in computer laboratories. Most of your modules involve individual study using Library resources.
Most modules have an end-of-year examination that contributes either 70% or 80% to the final module mark: your coursework provides the remaining marks. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree class (together with your marks from your year in industry, if applicable).
Teaching amounts to approximately 16 hours of lectures and classes per week. Modules that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.
The majority of Stage 1 modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations. Many Stage 2 and 3 modules include coursework which normally counts for 20% of the final assessment. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.
Accounting and Finance
Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. Through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.
We have an excellent record of graduate employment with recent graduates going into accountancy training with firms such as KPMG, Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, other financial services with banks or private companies, or other types of management such as recruitment or marketing.
Those students who choose to take the year in industry option find the practical experience they gain gives them a real advantage in the graduate job market. Through your studies, you also acquire many transferable skills including the ability to deal with challenging ideas, to think critically, to write well and to present your ideas clearly, all of which are considered essential by graduate employers.
Recent graduates have gone into careers in medical statistics, the pharmaceutical industry, the aerospace industry, software development, teaching, actuarial work, Civil Service statistics, chartered accountancy, the oil industry and postgraduate research.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Various exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants examinations.
Achieving an average mark of 60% on the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes. This does not include marks obtained at resits of Foundation examinations.
ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 5 in HL Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 5 in HL Mathematics.
A level Mathematics grade A (not A level Use of Mathematics)
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Key Information Sets
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