Accounting and Economics
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Our Accounting and Economics course gives you a great combination of academic study and a strong vocational emphasis.
In the first two years you will get a broad and solid grounding in core accounting and economics topics. In your final year, depending on your interests and career aspirations, you can then choose to:
- focus more on one discipline or
- maintain a balance of both or
- include some modules in a new area such as finance.
In your second or final year you can experience working in a local charity by helping with basic accounting. This is part of our Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES) project.
By the end of the course you will have developed a broad range of valuable skills and attributes such as:
- commercial awareness
- an international perspective
- an analytical approach to problem solving
- the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.
And you will be ready for a career in accountancy or economic policy, or to continue to study at masters level. You may also be interested in studying our Accounting and Finance course.
How to apply
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will meet fellow students during induction week. You will also meet your academic adviser and course managers to discuss what you will study. Year 1 modules will introduce you to micro-economic and macro-economic theory and the fundamentals of accounting. And you will develop key skills, including:
- primary research
- sourcing and evaluating secondary data
- academic referencing with emphasis on avoiding plagiarism
- quantitative methods
- manipulation and critical evaluation of numerical data.
In Year 2 you will take modules in:
- intermediate level accounting and economics topics
- research methods to prepare you for your final year synoptic or dissertation study
- career development including the transition into graduate employment.
We will help you to find and apply for a suitable work placement.
In Year 3 you will:
- study a synoptic module in either accounting or economics
- choose from a selection of modules in IM, accounting and economics.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
This course will prepare you for a career in accounting or economics, but will also prepare you to join a general graduate training scheme, set up your own business or study at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability by taking part in our successful project which will provide you with an invaluable experience: Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES), where, after free training, you can gain real-world experience by performing voluntary accounting roles at local charities and community groups.
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