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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Accounting

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: N400

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Personal and Professional Skills for Contemporary Organisations

    This module introduces the organisational behaviour and HRM concepts that you'll need for the course. Areas of focus include individual difference and personal development, and people management and leadership. You'll also concentrate on effective communication and information; skill evaluating; and strategy, culture, and referencing.

  • Accounting and Finance

    This module delivers essential basic accounting and finance knowledge. You'll study topics including measuring financial performance; analysing and interpreting financial statements; capital investment appraisal decisions; financing decisions; working capital management; cost behaviour; cost-volume-profit analysis; absorption costing; variance analysis; and budgeting.

  • Financial Accounting

    This module will provide you introductory accounting knowledge covering basic double entry book-keeping, preparation of a balance sheet, and trading and profit and loss account for a selection of trading entities.

  • Marketing

    This module introduces you to core marketing theories and concepts such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, consumer behaviour, and marketing mix. You'll have the opportunity to apply your understanding of these different concepts in a real-life business project.

  • World Economy

    This module provides an introduction to the world economy. You'll study the nature of, and change in, the world economy from an economic perspective complemented by a social, political and institutional understanding. You'll develop insights into key contemporary issues associated with international trade, international finance, regional groupings such as the European Community, climate change and others.

Optional modules

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Financial Management

    Develop a fundamental understanding of investment, financing and dividend decisions. You'll be introduced to the basic techniques and concepts needed to evaluate complex financial management problems.

  • Financial Reporting

    This module covers a wide range of the regulatory aspects of financial reporting. It will enable you to understand and evaluate the meaning and construction of traditional financial statements of companies, according to international accounting standards

  • Information Systems in Accounting and Finance

    We live in an ever-changing world - a global marketplace - dominated almost exclusively by flows of knowledge and information. Gain an insight into the nature and role of information within the competitive business environment.

  • Management Accounting

    Become familiar with the various concepts and techniques essential to calculate costs and prices of a product or service to survive in a competitive market. Along with the costing systems, this module aims to introduce you to the budgetary cost-control technique.

Optional modules

  • Responsible Business in Society

    Examine the challenges to business practice from the social and environmental responsibility agenda. You'll explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development. And you'll learn to understand them in a global context.

  • Decision Making for Managers

    You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to become compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.

  • Marketing Intelligence

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

    Learn about entrepreneurship and SMEs from a policy and research perspective. You'll develop an understanding of the factors which contribute to successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurship differs around the world, how governments encourage entrepreneurship and how one researches entrepreneurs.

  • Research Methods

    This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data, and how you can use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Auditing

    The module covers both the theoretical and procedural aspects of effective auditing. You'll develop your knowledge and understanding of key issues in auditing and governance. 

  • Dissertation or Research Project

  • Taxation

    This module is for those intending to study for a professional accountancy qualification after graduation, and may provide exemption from some of your professional exams. Using case studies, it covers the practicalities of income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and value added tax. You'll also study research and theory on the political, historical and ethical aspects of taxation.

  • Advanced Management Accounting

    Develop your understanding of management accounting practice in the business environment and in an organisational context. You'll study topics such financial performance monitoring, and strategic and environmental management accounting. You'll also cover accounting for quality and just-in-time, and management accounting in the public sector.

Optional modules

  • Business Project Management

    This module introduces a number of concepts, techniques, and methods designed to aid the successful management of projects. You'll consider differences in management thinking and in particular the different principles and assumptions that underpin various approaches for planning and undertaking projects.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Management Consulting

    You will be introduced to management consulting and a range of tools and techniques which are used in consulting projects. You'll also get plenty of opportunities to apply these in a number of team-based activities.

  • Decision Making for Managers

    You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to become compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.

  • Managing Your Money – Personal Financial Planning

    Prepare for the financial challenges and opportunities of life after uni. Discuss the monetary issues of being a third year, and cover topics including tax, student loans, credit and debt, pensions, insurance, savings and investments.

"Hull was the only university that fitted all of my criteria."

Oluwatomilola Oduntan

More about this course

Accounting at Hull is taught by staff with real-world experience, as well as by academics who are at the forefront of research. It is a testament to the quality of their teaching that so many of our graduates go on to qualify as accountants with one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms or organisations such as the Civil Service, the IMF and the World Bank.

You'll develop an in-depth understanding of global accounting and finance though placements, projects, case studies, company visits, guest lectures and online mentoring. Many students choose to spend a year working on a professional placement or studying abroad as part of their degree. Summer schools are also available with a range of overseas partners. These are credit-bearing for degree purposes – a distinctive feature at Hull.

Our programmes are accredited by the main accountancy bodies: ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW and HKICPA. This offers significant exemptions from essential professional exams, giving you a faster route to qualifying as an accountant or financial manager.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

22%

78%

Second year

18%

82%

Final year

11%

89%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

67%

8%

25%

Second year

50%

2%

48%

Final year

62%

38%

Our teaching staff

Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

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Study abroad and gain valuable and life-enriching experience as part of your degree.

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Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

 

Future Prospects

A range of employment possibilities are open to our graduates, including starting a new business. Recent graduates have also found work with companies including Deloitte, Npower, Smith & Nephew, the Civil Service, Asda, Santander and Deutsche Bank.

Graduates secured roles including financial analyst, administration manager, advertising manager, bank management trainee and financial administrator.

Others progressed to further study at Hull or at educational institutions across the country and around the world.