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Accounting and Finance and Computing BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Accounting and Finance and Computing at Aberystwyth University is a joint honours degree that brings together the fundamentals of finance, and accounting whilst allowing you to further explore the interactions of organisations, employees and other stakeholders via their digital engagements. In addition to exploring software, hardware and computing techniques an emphasis of logical processes and their effective development and management is achieved; aligning your understanding of Accounting and Finance with the technological support of business operations.

The interaction of accounting and finance and computing is a highly dynamic and innovative environment and a focus of this degree is to broaden your contemporary knowledge of industry developments and the opportunities they create as they happen. You will explore concepts and theories in accounting, financial risk management as well as content and concepts enabling you to understand how technology can solve a wide range of problems such as creating and implementing algorithms; financial accounting; designing, implementing and evaluating software systems to analysing stock portfolios and operating financial markets.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

The holistic approach of accounting and finance in your first year explores the three key areas of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. The three key areas of accounting and finance allow you to discover and understand the fundamental principles of these elements of business. Within Computing you will explore themes such as computer infrastructure, its management and optimisation, web-based application development and programming and learning via the application of problems and collective teams solutions to those.

In your second and third year, you will undertake core accounting and finance concepts that include financial and management accounting, the specific rules and practices of accounting in fields such as audit and taxation, portfolio selection and risk management, investment analysis and over-aching business law which governs the actions of professionals within the accounting and financial industries. Within computing, you will explore data structures and the formation and application of algorithms, the process of developing and distributing novel operational software, answering the emerging challenges of business for optimal software integration with business processes.

Employability

The BSc Accounting and Finance and Computing will provide an excellent foundation for a professional career in accountancy, within the financial or computing industries.

Aberystwyth Business School offers a dedicated consultancy employability module where students apply as consultants within industry. During the semester where students consult for industry giving them practical exposure to the iterative nature of opportunity development.

Many of our graduates have explored a career in the key industries which include accounting and finance, investment banking, risk management, insurance and underwriting. Similarly graduates are in high-demand for more general management professions that include retail management, the public sector, the NHS, distribution and logistics management.

You will graduate with a wide range of accounting/ finance and computing skills to enable you to work in a variety of roles including as a systems analyst, insurance and underwriting, process engineer, management or IT consultancy. You could choose to work in the business, public or the not for profit sector and recent graduates have gone to work for BAE Systems, Barclays, Experian, Microsoft and the Ministry of Defence.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    102 46%

    80th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    13

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