Accounting and Economics BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Accounting and Economics BA (Hons)

About this program

Accounting and Economics BA (Hons)

Are you interested in a rewarding and professional career? This accredited course offers the ideal platform for students to develop theoretical and practical skills valued by employers. Our close links with professional accounting bodies provide you with the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace and giving you a head start in the graduate jobs market.

You will study accounting modules which will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies. The Economics modules will teach you how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory.

In your second and third years you can choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your learning to your interests and career ambitions.

Admission requirements

  • A typical offer is 104 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)
  • English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Year 2

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Performance Measurement in Organisations

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:


  • Business Intelligence Using Excel
  • Business Taxation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Issues in Strategic Financial Planning*


  • Business Research and Analysis
  • Economic History*
  • European Economics Issues
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • New Directions in Economics

Year 3

  • Open Economy Macroeconomics OR Developments in Advanced Microeconomics

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:


  • Economics Development
  • Developments in Advanced Microeconomics
  • Economics Dissertation
  • Financial Markets and the Central Bank
  • International Trade
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • Behavioural Economics


  • Accounting Project
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Governance and Sustainability
  • International Developments in Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting and Finance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:


2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career paths

A degree in Accounting and Economics develops skills that are in high demand in areas such as business, finance and the civil service.

This programme allows students to tailor their modules to areas of interest and career ambition,allowing you to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Recent graduates have progressed to careers in positions including commercial finance analyst at Red Bull, auditor at KPMG, cost technician at PepsiCo, tax processor at Grant Thornton and financial criminal analyst at Barclays.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44(0)116 2 50 60 70

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