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ACC3018 : Accounting, Change and Development

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David McCollum-Oldroyd
  • Lecturer: Professor Gabriele Vosseberg, Dr Gordon Mayze, Dr Andrew Holden
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


To gain a critical understanding of the relationship between accounting and the wider economic, social, institutional and political contexts in which it exists.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will focus on driving forces, both past and present, that brought about (or were brought about by) change and development in accounting and global finance, such as:

•       War
•       Industry
•       Healthcare
•       Political change
•       Technology
•       Environment

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Assessed essay Semester 1
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture281:0028:00PIP lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Unseen written examination Semester 2
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading144:0044:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00PIP seminars
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures materials introduce the course material to students which they develop in seminars and lectures. Students are given a programme of supplementary reading, and are encouraged to read around the subject as widely as possible.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M50Written essay max 2000 words
Essay2M50Unseen written exam
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MStudents are invited to submit practice essays and essay plans for feedbak.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The combination of essay and written exam are designed to test the students' intended knowledge and skills learning outcomes.

Reading Lists