Economics and Accounting BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By

ACCA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with state-of-the-art learning and facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students. Our degree will give you the opportunity to study two interrelated subjects, providing you with a comprehensive knowledge of the key areas of economics and accounting.
  • You will be introduced to techniques of accounting, such as financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. If you choose to take our Economics and Accounting BSc you will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from certain professional exams through CIMA, ACCA, ACA (offered by the ICAEW), and ICAS giving you a head-start in a career in accountancy. These exemptions are dependent upon the satisfactory completion of certain modules.
  • An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. Your time with us will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study.
  • The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments. Many of our academics also have experience as practitioners in industry.

The first year of this degree is shared with the following BSc degrees:

  • Business Economics BSc
  • Economics BSc
  • Financial Economics and Banking BSc
  • This means that you have the option to switch to any of these courses at the end of your first year.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • GCSE: Grade B (5) in Mathematics and Grade C (4) in English Language
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points, including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths or 6 in SL Maths Studies/Application and Interpretation or 4 in HL Maths if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics at grade B (5) and English Language at grade C (4).
  • Other national and international qualifications considered.
  • Second Year Entry is not possible on this course.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • Microeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 1
  • Statistics for Economists 1
  • Macroeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 2
  • Statistics for Economists 2
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business (year-long module)

Four of our Economics courses share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch to any of these degrees at the end of your first year:

  • Economics BSc
  • Business Economics BSc (renamed from Economics and Business BA from 2021/22 onwards
    Financial Economics and Banking BSc
  • It is not possible to switch to either our BSc Economics and Econometrics or BSc Financial Economics and Econometrics courses as these have a different first year. The BSc Economics and Accounting offers a solid grounding in quantitative methods and includes econometrics modules that cover material that would sufficiently prepare you for master's level study in economics or finance.

Year 2

Core modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Principles of Accounting

Option modules

  • Choose three option modules from the following, including at one of those marked * and two of those marked :
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Personal Taxation
  • Firms, Markets and Welfare
  • Money and Central Banking
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Economic History

** this module should be chosen if you wish to take Industrial Economics in your final year.

Final year

Core modules

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Dissertation

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Business Law
  • Investment Management
  • Management Science
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Economics

* you must have taken the module 'Firms, Markets and Welfare' in year 2

Then choose two option modules from:

  • International Finance
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Business Taxation

Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)

  • On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year 
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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