The degree is a four-year programme with an equal weighting of accounting and law based modules being covered in each year. It also has an option of an intercalary/placement year after Year 3. The aim of this degree is to produce professionally focused graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting and law. The degree prepares students for:
- a career in accountancy (specialising in those areas which require a more in-depth knowledge of law, such as forensics, due diligence and litigation);
- a career in law (in particular, corporate law) and/or;
- postgraduate studies in accounting, law or cognate disciplines.
The overall aim of the degree is to:
- develop students’ core knowledge and understanding of the principles, issues and applications of accounting and law and of the broader financial and economic environment;
- enable the development of intellectual skills including critical, analytical and problem-solving skills relevant to law, business finance and investment decision-making;
- highlight the relevance of legal knowledge to the needs of the community whether at a local, regional, national, European or international level;
- support the development of a range of subject-specific and generic transferable skills;
- develop students' ability to analyse, interpret and communicate legal and financial information; and
- develop students' interpersonal, research, computing and communication skills.
The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.
Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.
Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.
Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.
Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:
- Assistant Tax Advisor
- Chartered Accountant Trainee
The demand for graduates with accounting and law backgrounds is strong, both in large professional services firms that have forensic accounting departments and from legal firms, in particular from those firms that specialise in corporate law. However, this degree will also be of interest to those who wish to pursue different areas of accounting (for example auditing, taxation, insolvency, etc.) and of law (as knowledge of business and taxation issues influence legal advice given about probate, divorce settlements, etc).
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
A-level grades BBB if including A-Level Mathematics or ABB if not completing A-level Mathematics.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Ulster University is at the heart of Northern Ireland, with campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown (Greater Belfast) and Derry~Londonderry (Magee campus). It offers an extensive range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level via full-time or part-time study. With over 25,000 students, it is one of the larger universities in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland.