nn14 - Business Accounting and Finance BA

Business Accounting and Finance BA Honours

UCAS Code: NN14 (4 Years)

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Course Overview

Want to become a chartered accountant? This degree accelerates your progress to qualification.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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The degree is a collaboration between Newcastle University, PwC, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

The most established degree of its kind, it integrates academic study and business skills development with professional exams and over 200 days of paid work experience.

Get your career off to a flying start with:

  • custom-designed modules that satisfy the requirements of the ICAEW Professional Level examinations
  • paid work placements with PwC that count towards ICAEW work experience requirements for chartered accountant status
  • an attractive salary and paid holiday during your placement

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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.

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 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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

See further policies related to admission.


Business Accounting and Finance careers

We enjoy a good reputation for producing highly employable graduates. In addition to technical skills, we teach our students to use their initiative and be self-reliant.

Our students also develop the key skills employers are looking for, such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team, personal enterprise, and commercial awareness.

Knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and law, together with the analytical and interpersonal skills that you will acquire while studying at Newcastle, provide you with a good foundation for the future.

The Business Accounting and Finance programme offers a fast track to one particular destination - the qualification as a Chartered Accountant. Graduates in accounting and finance do not have to become accountants, although in practice many of our graduates do.

There are different types of accountant and within accounting firms there are a number of specialisms which you can choose, such as audit and assurance, taxation, and sometimes insolvency and corporate finance. Some students also choose to undertake further study, often here in Newcastle.

Recent graduates have found employment in globally recognised companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Baker Tilly
  • Cummins Europe
  • National Audit Office
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP

It is worth stressing that a professional accounting qualification can open the door to a wide range of senior positions. A significant proportion of those accountants who train in a professional firm later work in industry, commerce and finance, some in the finance area, but many in general management. For example, a high proportion of the chief executive officers of FTSE-100 companies are accountants by training.

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



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.