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Our BA Accounting with Economics (including Year Abroad) provides a firm grounding in accounting and helps you apply the concepts and theories of economics to the world of business. You spend your third year abroad. Your study of accounting includes modules in financial and management accounting. Financial accounting modules not only focus on the preparation of financial statements, but also on theoretical aspects of accounting such as the need for accounting standards and conceptual frameworks. Management accounting is concerned with supplying information to internal users and topics include costing, budgeting and performance evaluation. You study microeconomics in your second year but can tailor the study of economics in your third year depending on your preferences. Options include Macroeconomics, International Trade and Environmental Economics.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
The special characteristics of our courses are flexibility and choice. In your first year, you usually take four or five modules that include pre-requisite(s) for your course but, in many cases, mean you can try subjects you have not come across before. If you are taking a humanities or social science, then you have the greatest choice, as most of our first-year modules do not assume any specialist knowledge.
With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available. We offer a range of optional modules in your second- and final-years and most courses allow you to undertake a final-year project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.
Introduction to Accounting; Quantitive Methods and Finance; Introduction to Management; Introduction to Economics;
Financial Reporting and Analysis; Management Accounting I; Microeconomics (Intermediate); Management Accounting II; br>
And one other Essex Business School (Colchester Campus) option.
Current issues in financial reporting, Advanced management accounting, Issues in management accounting and two final year economic options, or three final year economic options with one outside option.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
- A-levels: AAB - ABB
- GCSE Mathematics: C
- GCSE English: C
- IB: 33 - 32 points, including Standard Mathematics grade 4 (we consider IB certificates at the Higher level on a case-by-case basis)
- BTEC qualifications, in relevant disciplines, will be considered on an individual basis, depending on the units studied. The standard required is generally at Distinction level
- Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above).
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.
For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.