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Accounting and Finance (3 Years) [BAEcon] fact file

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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 years
Number of places/applicants

In 2013 there were approximately  2100 applications for 200 places on the Accounting and Finance pathways of the BA(Hons) Economic and Social Studies course.

Typical A level offer

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points overall. 6,6,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in any subject.

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1473
How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS . You can find out more information about the application process on the our how to apply webpage .

Course description

The University of Manchester is one of the best universities in the UK for teaching and research in Accounting and Finance. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise it was one of only two places in the UK to receive the highest 5* rating and we are aiming to do as well in the latest 2014 assessment.

External surveys of graduate recruiters in the accounting and finance area have consistently ranked our division in the UK's top three with employers. The `Big 4' accounting firms along with many large international companies have offices in the Manchester area. Many of these firms (inc. PwC, Kellogg's and Rolls Royce) along with the three main UK accounting bodies: ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA, have strong links with the Manchester Accounting and Finance group. This greatly benefits the research and teaching efforts of the staff and the facilities and activities that would be open to you by giving you an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practice of Accounting and Finance.

The Accounting and Finance pathway of the BA(Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA(Econ) for short - is long established, and forms a link between social science subjects throughout the University, including Economics and Law, and Manchester Business School, where the Accounting and Finance subject group finds its home. This allows you to take advantage of internationally recognised and research-led teaching in subjects that are complementary to accounting and finance and, in so doing, this contributes to a learning experience that is broad-ranging, flexible and topical and are suitable if you are considering careers in the fields of accounting, finance or banking.

As  Accounting and Finance (NN43), Finance (N300) and Economics and Finance (LN13) all share a common first year  you should only apply for one of these courses as it would be possible to change between these at the end of your first year.

You can find more information about the structure of the Accounting and Finance  course on the 'Course Details' tab above.

Open days

If you are thinking of applying to us, the University of Manchester runs several open days per year, in which the School of Social Sciences takes part. In 2014 these are:
  • Friday 21st June
  • Saturday 22nd June
  • Saturday 27th September
  • Saturday 4th October

For further information about these open days and how to register please visit the University's open days webpage .

If you are made an offer to study at the School of Social Sciences you will be invited to attend a post-offer visit day in Late January, February or early March, A typical visit day would start at approximately 1:30pm and would be finished by 4pm. You will be invited to book onto these via email. There will be a chance to see University accommodation in the morning prior to your visit.

If you cannot attend the university or post-offer open days you would still be welcome to visit the School of Social Sciences. The University runs guided visits on Wednesday afternoons during the year. These are tours of the south campus with a student ambassador who can tell you all about life at The University of Manchester. It may also be possible for you to meet with admissions staff (subject to staff availability) either before or after the tour.

To find out more information about the tour and to register then please visit the guided visit webpage . If you were intending to visit the admissions office then please let us know in advance by calling +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2014 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.


The University of Manchester offers a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to Home/EU students including the Manchester Bursary, which is available to any student who is registered on an eligible first undergraduate degree course at Manchester and who has had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance. This bursary is additional to the government package of maintenance grants. You can find out more information about these on the Manchester Student Finance webpage

International Students can find country specific funding opportunities on the University's  international country profiles

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