Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

112* (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

A course that makes business sense

 

Why you should study Accounting and Finance at the University of Derby

This Joint Honours gives you the chance to add a complementary subject to your study of Accounting, showing employers a broad scope of knowledge. It adds variety and interest to your studies, and marks you out as an adaptable business all-rounder.

Relevant, respected, rewarding

Combine Accounting with another subject to create a varied and interesting joint honours degree.

With the encouragement of enthusiastic staff - most of whom are qualified accountants - you develop your understanding of the world of accountancy and its relevance to the modern business environment.

If successful, depending on the modules studied, you’ll be eligible to apply for exemptions from the relevant paper of a range of professional accounting body qualifications.

In the final year, a dissertation of your choice lets you focus on a specific issue of interest to your career.

An optional third year placement not only gives you hands-on experience, it can also count towards work experience requirements for professional body entry

What you will study

You can study Accounting as a joint subject. This will determine how many modules you’ll study at each stage. Please check your other subject to ensure it is possible to create your chosen combination.

 

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Market Economics and Key Mathematical Concepts
  • Law for Accounting
  • Management Accounting – Exam Route
  • Financial Accounting – Exam Route
  • Business Taxation 
  • Financial Management – Exam Route 
  • Audit and Assurance – Exam Route

You can choose to take an optional placement year between stages two and three

  • Contemporary Reporting Issues
  • Financial Strategy – Exam or Non-Exam route *
  • Management Accounting Performance Evaluation – Exam or Non-Exam route *
  • Personal Taxation – Exam route*
  • Financial Reporting – Exam route*

* Exam route modules are those which offer the opportunity to apply for exemptions from the Professional Accounting Bodies, whose requirements make it necessary to use formal time-constrained examinations throughout the Programme.

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Find out more about Accounting

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How you will learn

From group working and time management through to report writing and presentation skills, we’ll equip you not only with the subject knowledge, but also with the personal, transferable skills that are vital to your career and which you need to be successful in the graduate job market. You'll take part in simulated case studies, guest lectures and consultancy projects with employers. 

Our teaching staff are all professionally qualified and have industry as well as academic experience. As well as teaching on degree programmes, they are also teaching on the professional body courses - ACCA and CIMA.

This means that they are aware of and work to the latest and most current professional standards, so you’ll benefit from their expertise and understanding of the modern business world.

Assessment

There are a range of assessment methods used throughout the degree. In the first stage these include computer-based assessments, examinations, essays, business reports and portfolios. All of these are designed to help you gauge your own level of learning, by giving you feedback on how you do so that it helps your learning in a constructive way.

At the second and third stages you will be assessed mainly by examinations, but also by essays, business reports, portfolios and presentations. Again, all of these are designed to help you gauge your own level of learning, by giving you feedback on how you do so that it helps your learning in a constructive way.

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

There is always a demand for graduates with accounting skills. Our past students have gone on to work for local public practices, multinational accounting firms and taken up accounting careers in merchant banks and other large businesses. As an accountant you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields, anywhere in the world.

Juliet Hogsden
Programme leader

Juliet is a senior lecturer in taxation and financial accounting and programme leader of the Integrated Masters in Accounting and Finance. Juliet's research area is the not for profit sector.

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Contact us

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† Additional information about your studies

4 years with optional placement year

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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