BSc

Accounting and Finance with Mathematics

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Key Facts

Code N4G1
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB with B in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    3 Years

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This multi-accredited BSc Accounting and Finance with Mathematics degree offers you the chance to unlock and develop your technical knowledge, skills and expertise, while gaining professional recognition from the world’s leading accountancy bodies such as the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CII, ICSA. If you're interested in grasping the principles of accountancy whilst at the same time developing your mathematical skills and expertise further, then this is the perfectly designed degree for you. By studying this degree, you will have the opportunity to cover topics including financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, taxation, audit and computerised accounting systems. 

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

Aberystwyth Business School: 91% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

100% student satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics. (NSS 2018)

96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

ACCA Accredited ProgrammeCIMA Accredited ICAEW Accredited CIFPA Accredited CII Accredited ICAS Accredited

Why study Accounting & Finance with Mathematics at Aberystwyth?

  • This programme will help fast-track your accountancy career by giving you exemptions from key professional examinations.
  • You will be taught and mentored by qualified and recognised accountants and mathematicians who have a wealth of industry and academic experience. 
  • Our degree generates a high and successful level of graduates who enter employment or further training 6 months after graduating. (HESA 2017)
  • We have arrangements with many partner universities overseas to deliver short academic programmes (2 weeks) to small groups of management and business students (on a self-funding basis), to enable you to experience the impact of the cultural environment when conducting business abroad. We currently have partner universities in India, China, Russia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil and our portfolio of countries is rapidly expanding.
  • A number of Mathematics modules are available through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the Department of Mathematics.
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

All lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. The majority have a postgraduate teaching qualification and new staff are required to complete the PGCTHE. The department also employs a number of part time tutors, with extensive teaching experience, and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Algebra * MA10510 10
Business Environment * MM11220 20
Calculus * MP10610 10
Financial Accounting 1 AC11020 20
Introduction to Financial Management AC10710 10
Introduction to Management Accounting AC10510 10

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Further Algebra and Calculus MP11010 10
Mathematical Analysis * MA11110 10
Probability * MA10310 10
Statistics * MA11310 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Business Law LA30720 20
Corporate Finance and Financial Markets AC30520 20
Financial Accounting 2 AC32920 20
Management Accounting 2 AC33120 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Complex Analysis MA21510 10
Distributions and Estimation MA26010 10
Linear Algebra * MA21410 10
Real Analysis * MA20110 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Accounting 3 AC30920 20
Investments and Financial Instruments AC30420 20
Management Accounting 3 AC30320 20

Employability

Career prospects

Our graduates have progressed into these specialist pathways:

  • Chartered Accountant;
  • Chartered Certified Accountant;
  • Chartered Management Accountant;
  • Chartered Public Finance accountant;
  • Economist;
  • Investment Analyst;
  • Financial Risk Analyst;
  • Actuary;
  • Civil Service;
  • Diplomatic Service;
  • Local Government .

What skills will I obtain from this degree? 

Studying a degree in Accounting and Finance/ Economics will equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;
  • The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken;
  • Effective problem solving;
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • Decision-making;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivation and self- reliance.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Discover more about the various employment opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn? 

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In your first year you may discover:

  • The three key areas of financial accounting, management accounting, financial management;
  • Quantitative methods;
  • Algebra and calculus; 
  • Probability;
  • Statistics and mathematical analysis.
In your second year you may explore: 
  • Financial and Management accounting further;
  • Investment analysis;
  • Portfolio and risk management.
In your final year you may study: 
  • The implementation of business strategy; 
  • The importance of management and strategic decision making within organisations; 
  • And further develop your competencies in management and financial accounting and focus on corporate finance.

How will I be taught? 

Our course is taught through the medium of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. All our modules are available online after the lecture or seminar for you to watch in the comfort of your own room.

You will be assessed through:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed essays;
  • Reports;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Coursework.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Student Views

The Accounting and Finance degree has given me a broad understanding of business and allowed me to build on my knowledge of industry and the economy as a whole. I love studying accounting because it gives me a totally different perspective on the world of business. Accounting is so much more than most people think it is; it's not just people sitting around doing book-keeping. It has allowed me to break down companies and given me a much better understanding of their intricacies as well as their potential. Emma Louise Taberner

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Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB with B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall with 75% in Mathematics

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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