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n400/n401 - Accounting and Finance BA

Accounting and Finance BA Honours

UCAS Code: N400/N401 (3 or 4 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree provides a firm foundation in accounting and finance.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
N400/N401

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 or 4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

You graduate with real-world problem-solving skills that are attractive to employers and a strong understanding of the academic theory that underpins professional practice.

The degree focuses on three core disciplines that are essential for a successful career in any area of business or finance:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • finance

Many of our graduates go on to train as chartered accountants. However, this degree can also lead to a range of other career options, such as finance or general management.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

Newcastle University offered me a high-quality education in a vibrant city. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

Joni, Accounting and Finance BA Honours
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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take one of the following optional modules:

Work placement (N401 only)

Between Stages two and three, you have the option to spend a full academic year on a work placement with an approved organisation.

While on placement you will complete the following modules:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 20 credits from the following:

And 40 credits from the following:

* This can only be taken if NCL2007 has not been studied at Stage 2.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Accounting and Finance careers

We enjoy a good reputation for producing highly employable graduates.

The combination of expert knowledge and personal and professional skills you learn on this degree provides you with a good foundation for the future.

You will learn technical skills and gain knowledge related to:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • economics
  • law

Our degree also helps you develop the key skills employers are looking for, such as:

  • communication skills
  • the ability to work in a team
  • personal enterprise
  • commercial awareness

A variety of careers in business and industry are open to you, and you will be well placed if applying to graduate training schemes.

Graduates in accounting and finance do not have to become accountants, although in practice many do.

A professional accounting qualification can open the door to a wide range of senior positions - a high proportion of the chief executive officers of FTSE-100 companies are accountants by training.

Some graduates choose to go on to further study and there are plenty of postgraduate degrees available at Newcastle University.

Find out more about the career options for Accounting and Finance from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

The Business School runs a Career Development Week for all Business School students to give you an insight into possible career options. We also have a dedicated Placement Officer who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest.

For more information about the careers support available for Business School students, visit the Business School website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

Apply

Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

UCAS buzzword

Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.

All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:

Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.