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NN42 Accounting and Management BA Undergraduate 2012


UCAS code NN42
Degree BA
Professional accreditation Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; European Quality Improvement Service (EQUIS)
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 3 years
Location Queen's Campus
Typical offers A Level
International Baccalaureate (IB)
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 0232

Course Content


New for 2012, these finance programmes give you the opportunity to study finance and accounting in more depth including accounting information; the legal, regulatory and social context within which accounting operates; and the design and operation of information systems. Subject to appropriate module choice, exemption from some of the ACA, ACCA and CIMA examinations is currently available on completion of the degree.

Note: Transfer between the BA and the Masters in these subjects will normally be possible with the permission of the relevant University authority.

Programmes have a common first year in which you will study compulsory modules that introduce economics, finance, financial accounting, management accounting, quantitative methods and management.

Year two sees the degrees separate, though half of the modules remain common. Students will choose a further two modules, which are unique to their chosen degree path.

At this stage you have the opportunity to extend your course by taking a year on an industrial placement or an international exchange

In year three, you submit a 12,000 word dissertation and study three core modules exploring financial planning and control, contemporary issues in financial accounting and financial theory and corporate policy. Additionally you will choose further modules from a large selection.

Teaching and assessment details

Our approach to learning and teaching is to develop our students as people and positive contributors to business and the wider society through their ability and commitment to investigate, to learn and to engage with others in applying learning to create improvement.

An important aspect of all our degree programmes is that you are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and for developing essential business and communication skills. We expect that from day one of joining our degrees you will become engaged in learning, investigation and research.

A wide variety of learning and teaching methods is used, including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, practicals, case studies and supervised research towards your dissertation. Some of your learning will consist of guided independent work and some will involve team working. You will learn how to use a variety of resources including electronic databases and electronic sources of texts and journals. Supervised study will enable you to develop and acquire a wide variety of key skills, such as acquiring information from diverse sources, analysing data using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and drawing valid, well-argued conclusions.

You will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of highly valuable generic and transferable key skills, including analytical and critical methods of thinking and problem solving, IT and quantitative techniques. You will also learn how to make presentations, write reports, manage your time and work both independently and as part of a team. In addition, you will acquire specialised skills, techniques and knowledge from your specific studies.

You will be encouraged throughout your degree to make contact with business and other organisations through study projects, internships and work placement.

Your degree programme will be assessed by a combination of assignments, project work, unseen written examinations and a dissertation.

Study Abroad

In an increasingly globalised world, a period of international study is a major benefit and can help you to stand out in a crowded job market. You have the option of spending your third year studying abroad at one of our international partner universities. This is an opportunity to develop foreign language skills, experience another country and learn about its culture. You will then return to Durham to complete the final year of your degree.

We currently have partner agreements with institutions in countries across the world including Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and USA.

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

In addition to satisfying the University's general entry requirements and the programme specific entry requirements above, please note:

We welcome applications from those with other qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements and from mature students with non-standard qualifications or who may have had a break in their study. 

We do not include General Studies as part of our offer.

We accept two AS-levels in place of one A-level. Grade B in Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent is required.

If you do not satisfy our general entry requirements, the Foundation Centre offers multi-disciplinary programmes to prepare you for a range of specified degree programmes. 

We are pleased to consider applications for deferred entry.

English Language requirements

IELTS 6.5 (no component under 6.0); TOEFL iBT 92 (no component under 23); Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Grade C; or Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Grade A

Requirements and Admissions

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Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.

Scholarships and funding

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Open days and visits

Pre-application open day

Pre-application open days are the very best way to discover all you need to know about Durham University. With representatives from all relevant academic and support service departments and opportunities to explore college options they will provide a full experience of Durham University for any prospective undergraduates.

Pre-application open days at Queen's Campus, Stockton will take place on:

  • Friday 15 June 2012
  • Friday 22 June 2012
  • Friday 14 September 2012

Further details and information on how to book.

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Department Information

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The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business.

Taught at Queen's Campus, Durham University Business School's degrees in Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Business Finance and Marketing, are designed to help you understand essential and advanced concepts of business, finance, economics, accounting, marketing and management. An internationally renowned research-led business school and one of the longest established in the UK, our degrees offer learning that is stimulating and challenging, providing ideal preparation for graduate employment or further study. Results in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS) show 88% of Business students were satisfied with the quality of their course, whilst 84% had secured employment or further study within six months of graduating. The School is one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major business accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS; in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) 95% of the School's research was judged to be of international quality and above.

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The Information Resources Centre at Queen's Campus offers superb library and IT services, including a large open access computer area. The library's excellent collection of books, journals and original source materials in business and finance is complemented by access to online electronic information resources.

You will also use duo (Durham University Online), Durham's virtual learning environment, an integrated online solution to manage and improve your learning. duo offers structured learning content (web pages, lecture notes, interactive applications, audio and video clips) along with communication and assessment tools.


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