B.Sc. Accounting with SpecialismsUniversity of Ulster London
The University of Ulster is a multi-campus university which can trace its origins back to 1845.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||£ 12,890|
|Start Date||September 2017|
Study Accounting with Specialisms at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
This course will enable you to distinguish yourself from other accountancy graduates by also acquiring a specialism in either: taxation, management or information systems.
This course will be heavily accredited and it is the course for you if you wish to obtain a premium accountancy degree with a difference. You will be able to graduate with one of the following:
- BSc Hons Accounting with Taxation or
- BSc Hons Accounting with Management or
- BSc Hons Accounting with information systems.
Students may also choose a Placement or Study Abroad year.
The A Level requirement for this course is ABB - AAB or BBB - ABB to include A Level Mathematics.
Overall BTEC award profile DDM - DDD to include Unit profile of 10 - 11 distinctions.
Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 27-28 points (13-14 points at higher level).
Access to Higher Education (HE)
Overall Access profile 72% - 74%.
GCSE Profile to include Maths with a minimum Grade B.
GCSE Profile to include English Language with a minimum Grade C.
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Teaching and learning assessment
Learning and Teaching Methods include: lectures, tutorials, seminars, case studies, experiential learning, guest speakers, practitioner master classes, workshops, directed and independent study, computer assisted learning including contemporary interactive learning technology to help enhance your learning.
Assessment Methods include:examinations, class tests, completion of worksheets, reflective logs, critiques, reports, subject-specific essays and oral presentations, using both individual and group projects, and interactive technology.
Exemptions and transferability
The majority of students enter this programme in year 1 at Level 4. However applicants who provide evidence of previous relevant successful study may be considered for entry to Level 5 of the programme. Exceptionally applicants may be considered for entry at Level 6. Transfer will normally be admitted with exemptions depending on prior accredited knowledge.
There is a facility for transfer to other undergraduate degree programmes depending upon the nature of the subject matter of the other degrees and academic achievement.
Students who transfer from another university can present module information. Ulster can consider giving them module exemptions on a like for like basis for prior studies.
The programme has been accredited by all UK and Ireland professional accounting bodies such as: Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), ACCA and CIMA. You have the opportunity to gain maximum exemptions from professional examinations depending on the pathway selected for study and the final module mark obtained.
The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics have high level and well established partnerships with the following major accountancy bodies: Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI); The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS); The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA); The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA); The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIT); The Assocaition of International Accountnats (AIA); and The Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland (IIA).
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Student achievements on the BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways) are recognised through an extensive range of prizes and awards sponsored by both professional bodies and leading employers including ACCA, Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, BDO (student bursary), CIMA, CPA, EY, Henry Murray & Co., KPMG, PwC and many others.
At a recent prize-giving ceremony Mr. John Poole, a Director with leading global professional service firm KPMG, stated that “it’s essential that employers and the University work together to develop the great talent pool that exists in Northern Ireland and to reward them for their efforts and successes. As a significant employer of graduates, we will continue to work with the University and its students to achieve our common goal, namely the development of business leaders of the future who will help grow Northern Ireland businesses through the current economic environment and beyond”.
Additional mandatory costs
Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life.
Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.
We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.
There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.
Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.
Please contact the course team for more information.
Careers & opportunities
Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:
- Moore Stephens
Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:
- Trainee Chartered Accountant
- Trainee Chartered Certified Accountant
- Trainee Management Accountant
- Trainee Chartered Tax Adviser
- Operations Analyist
- Office Manager
A degree in accounting with a specialism in either taxation, management or information systems from Ulster University will help you to develop a wide range of skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research, commercial awareness and organising and communicating information. The majority of graduates from the Ulster University Business School follow their degree with graduate careers in accounting, finance, taxation, auditing, economics, business, actuarial science, marketing, insurance, banking, finance or management both in the commercial and public sectors.
Accounting specialists with knowledge of the finance and the business environment are in great demand, providing they have the right skills and expertise. The combination of subjects you will study on this course will provide a sound basis for a career in many different areas of business such as accounting, finance, taxation or management in public, private or not-for-profit organisations. Due to the exemptions available, you will also be a step ahead in your professional accountancy training. On successful completion of this course, it may be possible for you to progress to a Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in Advanced Accounting or the Graduate Diploma in Accounting at Ulster University.
Work placement / study abroad
In Year 3 you will have the option of a paid placement year in a range of local and international locations. This will provide a link between the subjects you have studied and your application in a 'real world' setting. Satisfactory completion of the placement year will lead to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice. You have also the option to study abroad for a year. Satisfactory completion of a study abroad year will lead to the award of the Diploma in International Academic Studies.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
Accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland for the purpose of exemption from some professional exams.
The Department of International Business has strong ties with the major professional accountancy and taxation bodies. All accounting staff in the department are members of professional accountancy bodies including:
- Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
- The Irish Taxation Institute (ITI)