ng41 - Mathematics and Accounting BSc

Mathematics and Accounting BSc Honours

UCAS Code: NG41 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

Develop practical knowledge of accounting and financial management, alongside a strong understanding of core mathematical techniques.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-A*BB
IB: 34 points

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Employers will value the combination of skills you develop on this joint honours degree.

You explore modern accounting theory and practice, such as:

  • financial accounting
  • company accounts
  • corporate finance

You also develop a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics, including:

  • differential equations
  • probability

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.

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

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. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

You will take 20 credits from either of the following depending on which pathway you are studying:

Applied Mathematics



You will also take one of the following modules:

*ACC2007 is a pre-requisite for ACC3006 in Stage 3.

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. Find out more on about Work Placements.

If you choose this option you will take the following module:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

If you are studying the Applied Mathematics Pathway the following module is compulsory:

If you are studying the Statistics Pathway the following module is compulsory:

Optional modules

You take 40 credits from Applied Mathematics Pathway (if you took Applied Mathematics in Stage 2) or Statistics Pathway (if you took Statistics in Stage 2):

Applied Mathematics Pathway

Statistics Pathway

*These modules will be given in 2019/20 and are expected to be available in alternate years thereafter

**These modules will be given in 2020/21 and are expected to be available in alternate years thereafter

You will also take one module from the following list:

*ACC3006 can only be taken if ACC2007 was taken at Stage 2

Subject to approval of the Degree Programme Director, you may replace the module in this section with NCL3007.

Subject to approval of the Degree Programme Director, you may replace the module in this section with additional modules from the lists of optional modules on the applied Mathematics or Statistics pathways above, as appropriate, provided you have not been given permission to take NCL3007. 

    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 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


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

    Find out more about the career options for Accounting and Mathematics from Prospects: The UK’s Official Careers 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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    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.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    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



    Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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