Bangor University Accounting And Finance
Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations.
Accounting is much more than just the mechanical manipulation of financial data to produce company accounts. The methods for preparing accounting information must be applied with judgement, and with an understanding of the purposes for which the information will be used. A wide range of decision makers need to understand the key principles which underpin a cost or profit figure produced by an accountant.
By studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire skills that are central to the management of organisations, for measuring performance and maintaining the cash flows that are essential for the prosperity of any private company or public sector organisation.
This programme is accredited by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICSA (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- During this course you will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
- All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School follow the same modules in year 1, so as an course student you are allowed to change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
- Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge, where the Bangor team was recently awarded 3rd prize in the semi-final.
- We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures, eg Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, Head of IT Security at HSBC.
- Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
- We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
- Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects, if you wish to study for an extra year after completion of your course.
- Depending on the modules you study, you will be able to gain exemptions from parts of the professional examinations of the major accounting bodies.
What will you study on this course?
You take 7 core modules plus 2 options.
- Management and Financial Accounting (double)
- Introduction to Economics (double)
- Introduction to Business and Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Quantitative Methods (double)
- Financial Markets and Institutions
- Business Study Skills
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting (double)
- Finance (double)
- Probability and Optimisation*
- Statistical Methods*
- Quantative Methods for Business**
- Business Economics
- Optional Modules
Plus one of the following:
- Law for Non-Lawyers
- Company Law for Business
- Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice (double)
- Advanced Corporate Finance (double)
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Financial Economics*
- Auditing (double)
- Taxation (double)
- Optional Modules. If you choose to follow the year 3 project module you will receive personal supervision from a member of staff.
* Module available on the BSc scheme only
** Module available on the BA scheme only
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Accounting and Finance Modules page.
- Programme specification: N400
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):
- 120 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com
- We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0)
- If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.
For 2016 entry:
- 300 points – all subjects accepted.
- GCSE grade C in Mathematics (or equivalent) is essential.
- The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is accepted.
- Irish Leaving Certificate.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications.
- English language requirements for international students: IELTS 6.0 (no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)
- We consider mature students on individual merit.
- If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to year 2.
General University entry requirements
Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.
For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.
Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:
Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.
International students entry requirements
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
E-mail for General Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017
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How to apply through UCAS
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.
Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.
The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.
The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.
Your Personal Statement
Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.
To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.
Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.
After you’ve applied
You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.
You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.
If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.
As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can;
- apply via UCAS,
- or apply direct to Bangor through our online direct application system
- or apply with the help of one of our recruitment agents
We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.