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Undergraduate study

Accountancy and Finance 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Meet us

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Hear from Kay, ‘I always wanted to be a teacher’

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Welcome to Accountancy and Finance Located at the heart of Huddersfield town, we at the University of Huddersfield’s Business School pride ourselves on enabling our internationally diverse group of students to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to become tomorrow’s professionals.

We’ll help you to apply your academic understanding to the real world and this is a key factor behind our exceptional employability record. Join us this year, and together we will take the first steps in your career.

Our teaching, informed by research as well as professional relevance, will prepare you for a fulfilling and enriching career. Modern facilities tailor-made to suit your learning requirements provide an outstanding study environment. As well as studying in the vibrant and dynamic School itself, we strongly encourage our students to gain practical experience in the workplace, and our excellent Placement Unit is on hand to provide support.

Professor Jill Johnes Dean of the Business School National Teaching Fellows 2011

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If you’ve got a head for figures you could get ahead in a great career. Accountancy, banking and management consultancy, government, journalism, trading or general management.

Study with us

I chose accountancy and finance because I wanted to go on to a course that I would enjoy and that would challenge me Danielle Shelborn Accountancy and Finance BA(Hons)

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Check this out! 100% The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy*

If you’ve got a head for figures you could get ahead in a great career. Accountancy, banking and management consultancy, government, journalism, trading or general management: organisations are crying out for people who know how the numbers work. So give yourself the best shot at a fulfilling career by enrolling on a truly vocational course. Every business asks different things of its financial experts, for example you could end up being responsible for cash flow, or carrying out financial audits. So we’ll start out by giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of accountancy and finance before offering you the chance to go into your own chosen field. You’ll get a real feel for what’s behind any successful organisation – how it’s financed and managed. And you’ll be taught by people who don’t just have strong academic backgrounds, many have years of experience in the professional world too. So it’s not just about the figures on paper, it’s about how things happen in the real world.

All Courses All our courses offer professional exemptions for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)**

If you choose one of our Accountancy and Finance courses,** your qualification will equip you with a range of professional exemptions from the main accountancy bodies.*** Academic learning, professional know-how plus excellent work experience; it could all add up to a spectacular career. Whatever course you study, our Partners in Accountancy scheme links our students with major accountancy firms. We currently have nine firms taking part: RSM, BDO, Grant Thornton, Wheawill and Sudworth, KPMG, Kirk Newsholme, PwC, Revell Ward and Simpson Wood. These companies are on hand to offer careers advice and mentoring and also get involved on campus, working with you in seminars to give you a great insight into the profession.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. **Excluding International Accountancy (Top-up) and Business Accounting (Top-up). ***The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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Graduates employed from this subject

Accountancy BA(Hons)

87%* Key information: UCAS code: N410 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Whatever the economic climate, businesses across the UK always need accountants. Whether you’re hoping to work in the private, public or voluntary sector, this course could help you gain a thorough grounding in accountancy to take you to the next step in your career. If you’re going to be an accountant it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll look at how companies are run, and then give you the opportunity to choose particular topics to study in more detail.

The course doesn’t just focus on accounting techniques – we also look at some essential skills for the workplace, including communication and presentation skills. In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business and gaining real world experience. This course provides you with a range of professional exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you could experience working alongside some of the UK’s leading accounting firms and professional accountancy bodies. Our Partners in Accountancy scheme could also support you while you are here. It gives you the chance to create contacts with leading international, national and local accounting firms. You could gain the experience and the knowledge to optimise your employment prospects once you graduate.

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

91% This course scored 91% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017

Melissa Houghton graduated from Accountancy and Finance BA(Hons) 2012, now a Trainee Account Manager at Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd “The course was fantastic, from the academic material, to the 12 month work experience opportunity, to the expertise of the lecturers. I believe that the advice I was given and the skills I learnt over the 4 years have had a significant impact on my career successes to date.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

86%* Key information: UCAS code: N420 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Accountancy and Finance BA(Hons)

From professional accountancy to finance, banking to insurance, this course could be a stepping-stone to a career in an exciting profession. We’ll give you the chance to get a good overview of all areas of accountancy and finance to help improve your employability in your chosen field. Every business asks different things of its accountants and finance experts. You could end up being responsible for cash flow or carrying out financial audits, for example. So we’ll start by giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of finance, before offering you the chance to specialise in particular areas. You’ll get a real feel for what’s behind any successful organisation – how it’s financed and managed. You’ll also be taught by a range of people who have strong academic backgrounds and experience in the professional world. You’ll have access to experts from some of the leading accounting firms in the UK and professional accountancy bodies.

You’ll also be able to connect with other leading international, national and local accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme. It’s all designed to help you to develop your professional knowledge and your employability. Not only do we focus on accounting techniques, but we also focus on skills such as communication or presentation skills which you’ll need for the work place. In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business. It could help your CV stand out from the rest. Our courses provide you with a range of professional exemptions from the main accountancy bodies, including The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

87– 88%*

Key information: UCAS code: N4N3 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Accountancy with Financial Services BA(Hons)

This degree provides a basis for a wide range of careers, including professional accountancy, finance, banking, insurance, the public sector and general management. We’ll give you the chance to get a good overview of all areas of accountancy and then focus your studies on financial services to help you succeed in your chosen field. Every business asks different things of its accountants. You could end up being responsible for cash flow, or carrying out financial audits, for example. So we’ll start out by giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of finance, before offering you the chance to specialise in particular areas. Once you’ve got the groundwork in place, we’ll move on to look at financial services. This could cover anything from banking and pensions, to investments and hedge funds. In your career you might end up working on multi-million pound investments, analysing information for a financial audit or providing financial advice to clients, so we make sure we cover all the bases.

You’ll get a real feel for what’s behind any successful organisation – how it’s financed and managed. You’ll also have access to experts from some of the UK’s leading accounting firms and professional accountancy bodies. You’ll also be able to connect with other leading international, national and local accounting firms thanks to our innovative Partners in Accountancy scheme. It’s all designed to help you to develop, your professional knowledge and your employability. Not only do we study accounting techniques, but we also focus on skills you’ll need for the workplace, such as communication and presentation skills. In your third year we’ll give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you put what you’ve learnt into practice in the real world. Our courses provide you with a range of professional exemptions from the main accountancy bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Joseph Egemole, Accountancy and Finance BA(Hons), placement with Lloyds Banking Group, Halifax * Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“My role at Lloyds was as a risk analyst and my responsibilities included working with economic data and completing extensive forecasting. The role was challenging in terms of dealing with technical procedures and keeping up with the fast pace of the banking world. I feel what I gained from placement was invaluable and would definitely recommend it.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from courses in this subject

87%* Key information: UCAS code: N411 Duration: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: A Foundation degree or professional equivalent or 120 ECTS credits in the accountancy/finance area

Business Accounting (Top-up) BA(Hons)

If you’ve already studied accountancy and you’d like to build on your knowledge to degree level, this could be the course for you. We’ll focus on both theory and practice to help you gain an in-depth understanding of the financial issues that today’s businesses face. If you’re going to be an accountant it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll help you enhance your strengths in accounting and international business and investment portfolio management to build up your specialised skills.

Placements Top 10 University in England for work placement years in industry (HESA)**

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore there are no graduate statistics for this specific course, 87% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** Higher Education Statistics Agency 2015/16.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from courses in this subject

87%* Key information: UCAS code: N414 Duration: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: A Foundation degree or professional equivalent or 120 ECTS credits in the accountancy/finance area

International Accountancy (Top-up) BA(Hons)

A qualification in Accountancy could help you find employment not just with businesses in the UK but with global businesses too. This one-year top up course puts traditional accountancy into a global context. It could be ideal if you’ve already studied accounting and want to explore contemporary issues in an international setting.

You’ll look at management accounting and international business. At the start of the year you’ll be able to choose the optional modules that interest you to build your own career path. Options include audit framework, strategic management, investment management and tax framework.

If you’re going to be an accountant in the UK or abroad it’s vital you understand how organisations are financed and managed. That’s what’s at the core of our degree. We’ll give you invaluable insights into how international companies are run, and then give you the chance to specialise in particular areas.

* Whilst this is a top-up course and therefore there are no graduate statistics for this specific course, 87% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Meet our staff

Accountancy is not just about the numbers!

Dr Kay Smith

Senior Lecturer, Accountancy and Finance “I always wanted to be a teacher, and initially trained to teach in a secondary school, however my interest in finance meant that it was more appealing to teach in further and higher education. “I am local, originally I am from Holmfirth, and have worked in further and higher education for over 12 years in Barnsley and Doncaster, teaching on courses at all levels, but I particularly enjoyed working with undergraduate and postgraduate students. In September 2007 I took an opportunity to join the Accountancy and Finance team at the University of Huddersfield to teach Quantitative Analysis and Finance and I have never looked back.

I became interested in teaching because of my lack of confidence when being taught maths. “I became interested in teaching because I lacked confidence when being taught maths from a very early age. I decided that there must be a better way for students to learn about maths, so that they would find the subject more interesting and useful, although accountancy is not just about the numbers. “My most memorable events are seeing the students inspired and enjoying learning about accountancy. It’s fantastic to see students graduating with us and going onto successful careers.”

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My student journey so far

Danielle Shelborn Accountancy and Finance BA(Hons)

“I grew up in a small town called Morley just outside of Huddersfield and I decided to stay at home, which hasn’t stopped me from getting involved with the social events.

“I also chose this course because there was a placement year, allowing you to not only gain a degree but also work experience which is a great advantage when applying for graduate jobs.

“I chose accountancy and finance because I wanted to go into a course that I would enjoy and challenge me. It appealed to me as I am interested in finding out the financial side of a business.

“My placement year was with the NHS, I was extremely proud in successfully gaining a placement and I got to attend a placement Awards event where I was awarded with a certificate.

One of the main things that has surprised me about university is how friendly the staff and students are.

“My dream for the future is to complete my professional qualifications to become a chartered accountant. And find a challenging career where I can progress to my full potential. “One of the main things that has surprised me about university is how friendly the staff and students are. I also have found the social side of things much better than I expected and there are so many opportunities you can get involved in.”

To hear Danielle talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Tel. +44 (0)1484 472956 Email. sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk @thebusinessschool @UoHBusinessSch HudBus

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Accountancy and Finance 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Accountancy and Finance at the University of Huddersfield. (2019/20 Edition)

Accountancy and Finance 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Accountancy and Finance at the University of Huddersfield. (2019/20 Edition)