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BSc in Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) (Full Time)

Lancaster University

Bachelor Degree , Accounting

Course Description

Want to take your maths to the highest level while learning how to apply it to the world of accounting and finance? This degree is the perfect balance of theory and practice. Whether you become a banker, an accountant or a quantitative mathematician, your studies will equip you with the advanced mathematical and statistical techniques needed in the City of London and beyond.

Your third-year industrial placement allows you to gain priceless business skills. You will also have the chance to see how well academic theories work in real-life situations.

How do you build a strong investment portfolio? Or calculate financial risk? You will study investor decision-making, reporting and market analysis. You’ll also learn the key elements of relevant mathematical areas such as calculus, probability and statistics. 

This course is accredited by British accountancy bodies, providing graduates with exemptions from certain professional examinations. This means, on graduation, you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

Your degree starts with subjects including calculus, algebra, probability and statistics. We will teach you the foundations of economics, accounting and finance. You will analyse data from real companies to develop your financial reporting skills.

The second year builds on your mathematical knowledge as well as introducing you to statistical computer programming. You’ll also study auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and finance.

You’ll be supported in securing a third-year placement with companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung. Roles on offer range from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk.

Our graduates leave equipped for a working life of teamwork, equations and algebra. Their analytical ability, logical thinking and project management skills are highly prized in banking, management and consulting.

The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

Want to take your maths to the highest level while learning how to apply it to the world of accounting and finance? This degree is the perfect balance of theory and practice. Whether you become a banker, an accountant or a quantitative mathematician, your studies will equip you with the advanced mathematical and statistical techniques needed in the City of London and beyond. Your...

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Course Content

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

Core

Calculus

Further Calculus

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Linear Algebra

Preparation for Placement

Principles of Economics A

Probability

Professional Skills

Statistics

Year 2

Core

Accounting Information Systems and Auditing

Computational Mathematics

Linear Algebra II

Management Accounting for Business Decisions

Principles of Finance

Principles of Financial Accounting

Probability II

Statistics II

Year 3

Core

Dissertation for Accounting and Finance placement students

Year 4

Core

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting II

Likelihood Inference

Optional

Advanced Management Accounting

Bloomberg for Financial Analysis

Corporate Finance

Financial Markets

Financial Statement Analysis

Foundations of Banking

International Financial and Risk Management

Introduction to Asset Pricing

Investments

Issues in Auditing

Professional Ethics

Professional Financial Analysis

Quantitative Finance

Taxation

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at...

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Entry Requirements

A Level AAB

Required Subjects A level Mathematics grade A

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics HL

BTEC Considered alongside A level Mathematics grade A

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via [email protected]

A Level AAB Required Subjects A level Mathematics grade A GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4 IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language...

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Assessment Methods

A broad range of assessments methods will be used throughout the degree. As a guide, 48% of assessment is by coursework over the duration of the course.

A broad range of assessments methods will be used throughout the degree. As a guide, 48% of assessment is by coursework over the duration of the course.