The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Accounting and Finance and Economics BA (Hons)
This is a full-time joint honours programme within the Economics subject area.
- Subject area: Economics
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: LN14
- 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
Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries. When you study at Kent, you have the chance to learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.
Student satisfaction with our programmes is very high and we consistently appear in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey. Students particularly like the ability of staff to explain complex things, efficient assessment arrangements and marking, and the organisation and running of the course.
The School has a strong international reputation for research in key areas of economics and was ranked 16th in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, where 75% of our submitted research was awarded a top rank of internationally excellent. Many staff advise government bodies including the UK's Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for International Development (DFID), and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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:
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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).
All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games. On average, you have a total of 12-14 hours of lecture, seminar and other formal contact time per week.
The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.
The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.
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.
Kent graduates have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with past students going on to careers in accountancy, banking, finance, journalism, management consultancy and business. The range of modules available on the programme gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to support your particular career choice, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market. Employers who have recruited our graduates in recent years include the Government Economic Service, Bank of England, the Financial Services Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects,visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Full or partial exemption from the preliminary stage of professional accountancy examinations provided you choose the appropriate modules.
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 overall or 16 points at Higher Level.
GCSE Mathematics grade A
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Key Information Sets
The Key Information Set (KIS) data (right) is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.
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