BScEconomics and Accounting
This degree integrates core elements of the economics and accountancy degrees. It combines principles such as macro and micro-economics, with the standards associated with financial and management accounting. It offers an ideal platform for graduate students to enter into the accounting industry.
- Entry requirements
- BBB + GCSE Mathematics grade B or equivalent
- English language requirements
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component.
- Tuition fees
- £16,900 / ¥153,774
- The Economy (full year module)
- Introductory Financial Accounting
- Introductory Management Accounting
- Introduction to Legal Study and Basic Contract Law
- Quantitative Methods
- Managerial Economics
- Financial Decision Making
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Data Analysis and Optimization
- Macroeconomic Policy and Performance
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Law of Business Organisations
- Advanced Management Accounting
Students will be able to choose four additional modules from a range which may include:
- Quantitative Business Economics
- Labour Economics
- Economic History
- Public Economics
- International Trade
- Economics of Corporate Strategy
90% of Economics students were satisfied with their course according to the National Student Survey in 2018.
Economics and Accounting students may take an optional placement year after their second year. Recent placements from students studying economics and business economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi, Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council, First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.
Joint Economics and Accounting students are eligible for exemptions from some professional accounting examinations.
Students can join the Economics Society, a student-run organisation which aims to educate its members on the use of economics in practice through guest speakers, field trips abroad and educational seminars.
You will have access to Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room, giving students the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career in the financial services sector. Students will also have access to specialist mathematical and statistical training and software, giving them the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to prepare them for careers in economics and business analytics.
Prizes and Awards
Top-performing students are regularly awarded prizes, scholarships and internships from leading companies including:
- Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing second-year student in BSc Economics
- Foundation Scholarships for best student in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
- KPMG Prize is awarded to the best graduate in the BSc Economics degree
- McKane Medal is awarded to the best final honours student in Economics