Employers will value the combination of skills you develop on this joint honours degree.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35 points
You will develop practical knowledge of accounting and financial management, alongside a strong understanding of core mathematical techniques.
You explore modern accounting theory and practice, such as:
- financial accounting
- company accounts
You also develop a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics, including:
- differential equations
Many of our accountancy modules carry exemptions from accrediting bodies and/or are based on real case studies, helping you prepare for a professional career.
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Accounting and Finance at Newcastle ranks in the top 20 UK universities for Accounting and Finance in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 and The Complete University Guide 2017.
Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015. Maths and Stats also ranks 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
About joint honours in Accounting and MathematicsAbout joint honours in Accounting and Mathematics
By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.
Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:
- time management
You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject. The topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.
You receive careers support in the form of a career development module personally tailored to your professional development. There's also excellent support on offer from the University’s award-winning Careers Service.
Boost your employability with a work placementBoost your employability with a work placement
Apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so.
You’ll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability.
Find out more about Work Placements.
Newcastle University Business School
You will have access to teaching and learning facilities in our brand new £45 million building in Downing Plaza, including:
- 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
- social spaces for learning and relaxation
- bookable meeting rooms
Take a virtual tour of our building.
School of Mathematics and Statistics
You will also spend time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, which includes:
- a number of large lecture theatres
- recently refurbished computer cluster
- reading room for maths and stats students
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is the administrative home of the joint honours degree in Accounting and Mathematics.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues. You'll also have academic advisers for both of your subject areas.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Student buddies will also guide you through the early weeks.
MathSoc (the Mathematics and Statistics Society) organise events throughout the year.
Industry linksIndustry links
Newcastle University Business School has excellent links with accounting organisations and professional bodies. Regular guest lecturers from leading accountancy firms provide insight into industry. You'll also enjoy close interaction with chartered accountants on the teaching team.
Teaching and assessmentTeaching and assessment
Our degrees are taught using a combination of lectures, problem classes, tutorials, practical computer classes, computer-based assessments, and data collection and analysis.
We assess your performance in each module through a combination of assignments and end-of-semester examinations. Many of our assignments take place online.
Find out more
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching & Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.
Compare this course
See how this course compares with others for topics such as student satisfaction, fees and costs and prospects after graduation using the Unistats Key Information Set.
Modules for 2016 entry
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.
- ACC1010 Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACC1011 Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance
- ACE1006 Introductory Business Economics
- ACE1050 Academic and Research Skills for Joint Honours Study
- MAS1601 Introduction to Calculus
- MAS1602 Introductory Algebra: Complex Numbers, Vectors and Matrices
- MAS1603 Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
- MAS1604 Introduction to Probability
- ACC2000 Interpreting Company Accounts
- ACC2003 Financial Control
- ACC2005 Intermediate Financial Accounting
- MAS2502 Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving
- MAS2704 Numbers and Ciphers
- MAS2801 Vector Calculus
- MAS2901 Introduction to Statistical Inference
You will take 20 credits from either of the following two sections:
Work Placement (optional)
You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. It isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Find out more on about Work Placements.
- ACC3001 Financial Accounting
- ACC3002 Management Accounting
- MAS3112 Introduction to Fluids
- MAS3320 Statistical Modelling
You take 40 credits from the following list:
- ACC3000 Case Studies in Finance, Accounting and Business
- MAS2803 Fluid Dynamics*
- MAS2903 An Introduction to Bayesian Methods
- MAS3111 Partial Differential Equations with Applications
- MAS3115 Quantum Mechanics
- MAS3119 Differential Equations, Transform Methods and Fields
- MAS3120 Electromagnetism
- MAS3322 Applied Probability
- MAS3323 Time Series and Forecasting
- MAS3324 Stochastic Financial Modelling
- MAS3326 Discrete Stochastic Modelling
- MAS3328 Survival Analysis
- NCL3007 Career Development for Final Year Students
*You can only take this module if you are not taking MAS3112
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.
A LevelsA Levels
AAB-ABB including Mathematics at grade A and excluding General Studies.
Scottish QualificationsScottish Qualifications
AAABB-AABBB at Higher Grade including grade A in Mathematics. Advanced Higher in Mathematics preferred. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.
Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
International BaccalaureateInternational Baccalaureate
A minimum of 35 points with Mathematics grade 6 at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving CertificateIrish Leaving Certificate
H1H1H1H2H3-H2H2H3H3H3 at Higher Level, including Mathematics at Grade H1.
Access QualificationsAccess Qualifications
At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in mathematical studies. In addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of Merit. A Newcastle University Mathematics and Statistics pre-entry course may also be required.
Cambridge Pre-UCambridge Pre-U
D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics at grade D3.
Extended Project QualificationExtended Project Qualification
We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.
PARTNERS - A LevelsPARTNERS - A Levels
BBB including Mathematics at grade B, and excluding General Studies.
The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle University’s supported entry route for students from schools and colleges in England. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.
English Language RequirementsEnglish Language Requirements
Other International QualificationsOther International Qualifications
ABB at A level is typically the minimum required for entry to an undergraduate course. You can check the equivalent grades for qualifications offered in your country.
International Foundation ProgrammesInternational Foundation Programmes
If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course.
INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Undergraduate Admissions Policy
See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).
Accounting and Mathematics careers
In our experience many employers look favourably on students who can demonstrate their abilities in more than one field.
Newcastle graduates will have acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information, alongside developing specialist subject knowledge, practical and technical skills.
This provides graduates with a range of educational and career opportunities, especially if the skills you have developed during your degree have been further enhanced by work experience.
Depending on subject combinations, joint honours in Science graduates have very broad career options. In the past, our graduates have entered careers in the business and financial sectors, or specialised further in their area of expertise such as accountancy and psychology.
Graduates who wish to pursue a career in teaching will find that they are suitably qualified to study for a PGCE in either discipline. Those graduates who enter employment outside their discipline find a flexible degree of this nature is highly valued in professions such as management, commerce, and the civil service.
Recent graduates have found employment in globally recognised companies including:
- Ernst & Young
- Baker Tilly
- Cummins Europe
- National Audit Office
- Grant Thornton UK LLP
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.
Fees & Funding
Tuition Fees (UK and EU students)Tuition Fees (UK and EU students)
Tuition fees for 2018-19 have not yet been confirmed.
£9,250 in 2017-18
For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year.
- The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK/EU students is set by the UK government.
- As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.
- Newcastle University has guaranteed that EU students entering our University in 2017 will pay the UK (Home) rate of fee for the full duration of their programme of study.
- Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
- See more information on all aspects of student finance relating to Newcastle University.
Tuition Fees (International students)Tuition Fees (International students)
Tuition fees for 2018-19 have not yet been confirmed.
£13,980 per year
You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).
If you spend a year on placement or studying abroad as part of your degree you may pay a reduced fee for that year.
Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.
See more information relating to all aspects of student finance at Newcastle University.
Scholarships and Financial Support (UK and EU students)Scholarships and Financial Support (UK and EU students)
You may be eligible for one of a range of Newcastle University Scholarships in addition to government financial support.
Scholarships and Financial Support (International students)Scholarships and Financial Support (International students)
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
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: