Accounting and Finance and Economics
UCAS codeUCAS LN15
Duration4 years full-time
- Year in Industry
If you’re a logical and numerical thinker with a curiosity to explore connections between society and the business world, then this is the course for you.
By combining Accounting and Finance with Economics, you will boost your career prospects and gain a unique perspective on decision-making in the financial sector. This is your opportunity to gain the skills you need to make a difference in the world around you.
Accountants and those in financial services are essential in any business. You will learn the detail-oriented world of accountancy and finance, and how people and groups make decisions in the context of a broader economic climate. Through theoretical and practical experience, you will learn key finance and accounting principles and acquire the skills to construct and use economic models.
You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. You will graduate with the skills and confidence to become a qualified accountant or venture into other areas of the financial sector and valuable work experience on your CV.
Why study Accounting and Finance and Economics at Kent?
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Access wide-ranging support through our careers and employability service, student support and wellbeing, and health services.
Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide.
Immerse yourself in our joint honours programme.
On successful completion of the course you’ll meet the requirements for accreditation by ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA Australia, and CIPFA.
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How you'll study
Our typical offer levels are listed below and include indicative contextual offers. If you hold alternative qualifications just get in touch and we'll be glad to discuss these with you.
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please note that these qualifications are not normally accepted without accompanying A levels. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
32 points overall or 16 points at HL, including Mathematics SL or HL at 4, or Mathematical Studies at 5
Mathematics grade 5 / B
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average, and 70% in LZ013 Maths and Statistics if you do not hold GCSE Maths at 7/A or equivalent.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
What you'll study
This module listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
Year in industry
You spend a year in industry, supported by a dedicated placement team and a programme designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice. For students taking one of the specialist pathways, our strategic partnerships provide opportunities for placements in specific areas.
The placement allows you to experience, first hand, many of the issues addressed in the taught programme and to use the tools, techniques and applications in a real business setting. It will become a vital component of your CV and will give you a distinct advantage over other business graduates.
How you'll study
Teaching and assessment
Accounting & Finance
Most modules are taught by a combination of lectures and seminars and some 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 this programme, you develop 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.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification.
Year in industry puts Loredana in the driving seat.
Our graduates look to make their mark on the organisations they join, whether they are large multinational companies or small local firms in Kent.
Kent Business School students make their ambitions known, working at companies like:
- Goldman Sachs
- Government Economic Service
- Institute for Economic Affairs
- Office for National Statistics
A vibrant environment
Fees and funding
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
Your fee status
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Fees for year in industry
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.
Fees for year abroad
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.
Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.
Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.
We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.
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Undergraduate applications open for 2024 entry on 16 May 2023. You can still apply for courses starting in 2023 via the UCAS website.
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