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Accounting with Placement Year BSc (Hons)



What will I learn?

This is a single honours degree in Accounting, with a placement year. With maximum professional accreditation, this degree allows you to graduate as a partly exam-qualified accountant. The degree embeds a strong employability theme and demonstrates a clear pathway for you, allowing you to specialise in your final year and also to complete an independent piece of research in an area related to your work-experience or in an area of special interest.This degree will be taught on a semesterised basis, with new modules being introduced each term. The degree incorporates a strong employability theme throughout the course in both credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities.Lectures deliver basic subject-specific learning, and provide a framework for further study.Seminars provide opportunities for students to explore issues in greater depth, test their own understanding of the material studied, engage in group work, assess arguments in a group context and defend and debate different opinions.Workshops are used to allow students to work independently, under supervision, in small groups on questions, problems or case studies and build on subject-specific learning, developing key skills.Guided reading and independent study provide a structure within which students exercise and extend their abilities to make use of available learning resources.Accounting project preparation and supervision foster independent learning and the ability to manage a planned programme of research.In particular, the course takes advantage of technology enhanced active learning, where appropriate and, particularly in the context of employability and professional skills, experiential learning techniques.This degree has a holistic approach to the student journey – enhancing the academic aspects of the course with a schedule of extra-curricular, non-credit bearing components that will aim to develop the skills of the students to improve their opportunities for employment.The degree will have a clear emphasis on recruitability and employability. In the context of the subject matter of the degree, in the first instance, this will be in relation to accountancy-related careers, however, all graduates will have skills gained through the course and also the non-credit bearing aspects of the degree that should enhance their employment opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Durham University Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£26,250.00 (US$ 32,549) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 September 2023


Durham City

Palatine Centre,


DH1 3HP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a combination of 3 AP or SAT Subject examinations at scores of 4 or better (AP), including at least one at grade 5, and/or 650+ or better (SAT) in different subjects which is equivalent to ABB. One of the AP/SAT Subject tests can be replaced by a full-year Honors level course at B+ or better, or a full-year college level course at B+ or better. For students wishing to gain entry to a programme that requires GCSE Mathematics, SAT Reasoning Maths at 670+ or a maths related AP course is mandatory to gain entry.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Durham University

Durham University connects a rich history with modern values to create a well-respected and forward-thinking institution.

  • Durham hosts over 18,000 students from across the world
  • Named top 30 international university in the world
  • Durham is one of the top 5 universities in the UK

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