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Economics and Accounting (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    L1N4

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


Joint Honours Economics and Accounting offers modules which provide the opportunity to study a range of economic topics whilst providing you with a sound framework in accounting and finance. Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 25/11/2020

Highlights


  • Optional placement year.
  • Opportunity to study two subjects in depth.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • The programme will build your understanding of contemporary economics both in the UK and overseas whilst providing you with practical skills and knowledge that will enhance your future employability. Upon completion of the Economics and Accounting Joint Honours programme you will be able to progress your career in business, government or politics or financial organisations stretching across any sector or industry.

    This programme combines economics and accounting modules that will provide you with a key grounding in both subject areas. Economics is an interesting and varied subject area that will develop your analytical skills whilst accounting encompasses a wide range of activities and is an integral aspect of business life in all sectors and across nations.

    Stage one

    You will be introduced to macro and micro-economics and build your understanding of interpreting economic data. You will explore ways in which entrepreneurial opportunities can be identified and developed and be introduced to the conceptual issues which underpin accounting. You will build your understanding of accounting information systems and will start to learn some of the techniques and skills required.

    Stage two

    You will further develop your understanding of macro and micro economics to an intermediate level and learn how Economists model problems quantitatively. Within accounting you will concentrate heavily on corporate reporting, management accounting and the role of the accountant in organisational decision making. During year two you can select which other modules you wish to study and you can tailor this depending on your interests.

    Optional Work Placement Year

    Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    Stage three

    In year three you will undertake your dissertation. Your dissertation can focus on economics or accounting or you can write an interdisciplinary dissertation joining both subjects together. You will explore the current debates in economic policy and strategic management. You will be able to study the more strategic and specialist areas of accounting and finance including financial services, banking, investment management and insurance.

    During year three you can select which other modules you wish to study and you can tailor this depending on your interests.

    Assessments

    For this programme taught study would be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend students spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
    • UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £12,900
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

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