This innovative and distinctive programme provides the opportunity to study at the interface between accounting, organisations and institutions from a rigorous interdisciplinary social science perspective. The programme does not require a background in accounting, and students with an initial training in the humanities or the social or natural sciences are encouraged to apply. It is aimed at those aspiring to careers in accounting, auditing and assurance, financial management, risk management, management control, management consultancy, and regulation, in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organisations globally. The degree also provides a thorough preparation for academic research in the field of accounting.
The programme has been designed to meet the needs of high level graduates, who do not necessarily have a background in accounting, to gain a comprehensive foundation and subsequent depth in the field, allowing access to a wide variety of careers broadly related to accounting. The programme is aimed at people with good undergraduate degrees, and you should normally possess at least a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent. A short focussed introductory course on quantitative methods and technical accounting issues will be held at the beginning of the programme. Thereafter, you take examined courses up to a total of four full units.
Key features of the programme are:
(* half unit)
Courses to the value of two full units from the following:
To reflect the strong research orientation of the programme, students must write a 6,000 word long essay which accounts for 50% of the mark of Compulsory course 1
~ Students with a substantive and verifiable background in accounting must do either Management Accounting, Strategy and Organisational Control or Corporate Financial Reporting as Compulsory course 2
# May not be taken together
Please note that options taken outside the Department of Accounting may be subject to availability.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in any discipline
English language requirements
If your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English. You should include your test scores, if available, in the relevant section of the application form. If you receive an offer of admission, it will be subject to proof of your score. English tests must be less than two years old at the time of application. If you have not yet taken the test, your application can be considered in its absence, but any offer will be conditional on your achieving the required score.
Each programme in the prospectus lists the level of English required for admission; either Standard or Higher. Programmes in the Law Department have yet higher requirements - details in the individual programme entries.
You should supply evidence of your English test with your application and if you are made an offer we will indicate whether we will accept your score or if we require one of the tests above. You may be required to achieve a higher score at the discretion of the selectors. If you have not yet taken any English test, we recommend that you take the IELTS, TOEFL or LSE test.
No work experience is required.
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