Accounting (BSc): 3-year, full-time, Stratford

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Stratford

Status

Fully Approved

UCAS Code

N400

Duration

Three years full-time

    Attendance

    Two to three evenings a week, October to July

      Accounting demands a range of transferable skills, including quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills, and perceptive abilities. You will develop a good understanding of accounting and the environment in which it operates, and the ability to apply a wide range of accounting skills and competencies, from preparing financial statements to interpreting complex material and relating theory to practice. What’s more, you will learn supervisory and management skills that will give you the confidence to take on more challenges in the workplace.

      This programme has been designed to allow you to focus predominantly on accounting modules. The number of compulsory management modules is significantly fewer than in the BA Accounting and Management, replaced instead by compulsory accounting modules. However, the study of management remains an important part of the course.

      The BSc Accounting attracts students from both the public and private sectors, including administrators, clerical workers and managers, as well as the self-employed. Because it is taught entirely by evening study, you are able to combine your academic studies with daytime commitments.

      The majority of our students work or care for a family, so you will be learning with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences. This creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. Our tutorial/seminar sessions give you a chance to interact with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting a wide and varied subject matter.

      This course is also available for full-time evening study over three years in central London and part-time evening study over four years in central London and in Stratford.

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        Highlights

        • Recognised by CIMA and ACCA.
        • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
        • Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
        • We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
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        Course structure

        You take core modules in each year and choose option modules worth 15 credits in Year 2 and 60 credits in Year 3.

        BSc Accounting students can choose any modules offered by the Department of Management. In addition, certain modules offered by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics have also been approved (see below).

        View Department of Management teaching timetables.

        Read more about modules

        Year 1

        Year 2

        Year 3

        Management option modules

        Economics option modules

        • Entry Requirements We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.

          Entry requirements

          We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

          Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises mathematics and English. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.

          UCAS tariff points

          112

          The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.

          Alternative entry routes

          The Certificate of Higher Education in Management offers an entry route, with exemption of up to 90 credits of the degree if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard, although you will still need to complete modules from the first year of the degree programme that are not covered by the certificate.

          International entry requirements

          If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

          If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

          Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

          Credits and Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

          If you have studied at university previously, you may have accumulated credits through the modules you studied. It may be possible to transfer these credits from your previous study to Birkbeck or another institution. You should discuss this with the Programme Director when you are making your application.

          Find out more about credits and Accredited Prior Learning (APL).

        • Fees We are committed to doing everything we can to help you finance your studies.

          Fees (2017/8)

          Full-time home/EU students: £ 9250 pa
          Full-time overseas students: £ 13000 pa
        • Teaching and assessment Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.

          Teaching

          At Birkbeck, almost all of our courses are taught in the evening and our teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments. We actively encourage innovative and engaging ways of teaching, to ensure our students have the best learning experience. In the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s system for rating university teaching, Birkbeck was allocated a Silver award.

          Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading.

          Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

          In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your Personal Tutor.

          Methods of teaching on this course

          Lectures, tutorials and seminars.

          Timetables

          Timetables are usually available from September onwards and you can access your personalised timetable via your My Birkbeck Profile online (if you have been invited to enrol).

          Indicative class size

          Class sizes vary, depending on your course, the module you are undertaking, and the method of teaching. For example, lectures are presented to large groups, with 30 to 100+ students in attendance, whereas seminars usually consist of small, interactive groups of 10 to 30 students, led by an academic.

          Academic support

          Birkbeck offers study and learning support to undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them succeed. Our Learning Development Service can help you in the following areas:

          • academic skills (including planning your workload, research, writing, exam preparation and writing a dissertation)
          • written English (including structure, punctuation and grammar)
          • numerical skills (basic mathematics and statistics).

          Our Disability and Dyslexia Service can support you if you have additional learning needs resulting from a disability or from dyslexia.

          Our Counselling Service can support you if you are struggling with emotional or psychological difficulties during your studies.

          Our Mental Health Advisory Service can support you if you are experiencing short– or long-term mental health difficulties during your studies.

          Assessment

          Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations. You will be given time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

          Unseen written examinations are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June, and, in most cases, are held during the day on a weekday – if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance. Exam timetables are published online in March each year.

          Find out more about assessment at Birkbeck, including guidance on assessment, feedback and our assessment offences policy.

          Methods of assessment on this course

          Most modules are assessed by an unseen formal examination and coursework.

          Feedback

          As well as a mark for your coursework and exams, you will also receive feedback from your marker(s) to help you learn, improve and succeed. We encourage you to discuss feedback with your module tutor.

          Feedback can come in different forms: notes via Moodle (our online learning environment); a paper copy of a completed feedback form; or in-class or face-to-face feedback. The College Policy on Feedback on Assessment sets out what you can expect from your feedback.

          Your department will usually provide you with your marked coursework within four weeks of submission. Your initial mark is provisional until the relevant Board of Examiners has confirmed it.

          Your official coursework and exam results will be made available to you via your My Birkbeck Profile online.

        • Careers and employability To help you get ahead in your career, we offer free advice and training and our recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, can connect you with employers.

          Careers and employability

          Graduates can pursue careers in accountancy, finance and management. This degree may also be useful in becoming a chartered accountant, actuary, tax adviser, retail banker, or chartered management accountant.

          We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

          Graduate Destinations

          Go on to work and/or study:

          Go on to work and/or study
          Now working: 45%
          Doing further study: 25%
          Studying and working: 15%
          Unemployed: 0%
          Other: 20%

          Read more of the statistics for this course on the Unistats website.

        • How to apply Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck.

          How to apply

          If you are applying for a three-year, full-time undergraduate degree at Birkbeck, you have to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). To apply, go to the UCAS homepage and click on 'Apply and Track'. You will have to register, giving UCAS a few personal details, including your name, address and date of birth, and then you complete an application form.

          Birkbeck offers a range of free face-to-face advice and support to help you make a successful application.

          Birkbeck can give you all of the information and help you need to complete your application form, including our online personal statement tool, which will guide you through every step of writing your personal statement.

          UCAS Code

          N400

          Application deadlines and interviews

          15 January is the first UCAS deadline and the majority of university applications through UCAS are made by then. We welcome applications outside of the UCAS deadlines, so you can still apply through UCAS after 15 January, depending on the availability of places. We also take late applications via the UCAS Clearing system in August.

          Read more about key dates for UCAS applicants.

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