Accounting and Finance: The University of Manchester

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School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Course Language(s) 
3 years
App Deadline 
15 January; 30 June for international applications
+44 (0)161 275 1473


Course description
The University of Manchester is one of the best universities in the UK for teaching and research in Accounting and Finance. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise it was one of only two places in the UK to receive the highest 5* rating while it also gained a maximum score of 24 in the most recent teaching quality assessment. External surveys of graduate recruiters in the accounting and finance area have consistently ranked our division in the UK's top three with employers.
BA (Econ) Accounting and Finance courses at Manchester are long established, and form a link between social science subjects throughout the University, including Economics and Law, and Manchester Business School, where the Accounting and Finance subject group finds its home. This allows you to take advantage of internationally recognised and research-led teaching in subjects that are complementary to accounting and finance and, in so doing, this contributes to a learning experience that is broad-ranging, flexible and topical.
Accounting and finance specialism's within the BA (Econ) combine to make one of the largest degree programmes in the University. These specialisations are taught by the School of Social Sciences in partnership with Manchester Business School. The two specialist areas are distinctive and suitable for all those considering careers in the different fields of accounting, finance or banking.
The degree is also suitable for those wishing to study accounting or finance alongside another social science.  Combinations with economics, politics and sociology are all possible within the BA (Econ) structure.
Career opportunities
Graduates have a wide variety of career opportunities in both the private and the public sectors because of the large number of pathways through the degree. Recent graduates have pursued careers in management, accounting, consultancy, the Civil Service and the Bank of England, journalism and the media, social work, teaching and the law.
Selected entry requirements

  • A level: AAB. Applicants sitting A-Levels over a three year period may be asked for higher grades.
  • Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.  Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.
  • GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.
  • International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall. 6,6,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in any subject.

For further information

How to apply: Apply through UCAS .

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