Accounting and Finance
You will need to demonstrate:
- an active interest in understanding people, work and organisations, with evidence of subjects/issues that have particularly interested you through work, projects or other experience
- an interest and/or aptitude for quantitative analysis of business issues.
Typical Offer: AAA
In exceptional circumstances we may make a slightly lower offer.
- grade A in A2 Mathematics
- GCSE or equivalent: minimum Grade B in English Language and Mathematics
- preference will be shown to applicants with a strong GCSE profile which should include a high proportion of A or A* grades
- General Studies and Critical Thinking are excluded
- languages which are intended for non-native speakers are not normally acceptable when taken by native speakers of that language.
When considering A Levels, we pay particular attention to your chosen subjects, where we strongly prefer traditional academic subjects. In order to apply, you must have chosen at least three A-level subjects. You must have an A in Mathematics and we prefer students who have chosen their other two A Levels from the list below:
- Ancient History
- Any Language*
- Business Studies
- Classical Civilisation
- Economics and Business Studies
- English Literature
- Further Mathematics
- Government & Politics
- Greek (Classical)
- History of Art
- Pure Mathematics
- Religious Studies
- World Development
* Unless the syllabus is designed for native speakers of the language. It has to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible:
- it must not be your first language
- it must not be a language commonly spoken by your immediate family or community
- it must not be a language widely spoken in the country of present or former residence.
Less effective preparation subjects include:
- Art & Design
- Film Studies
- Media Studies
- Physical Education
This list is not exhaustive and is only included for guidance.
Each application is treated on its merits, but as a guide we would expect a student to pass an Access to HE Diploma in Engineering or Science and obtain grades of Distinction in a minimum of 3 Mathematics units which have a total value of at least 12 credits and Merit in units which have a total value of at least 21 credits.
Applicants will also need to pass GCSE Equivalence English if they do not already have a level 2 English Language qualification.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high academic standard and may be invited to attend an interview.
Typical Offer: Overall profile of DD in a Business, Engineering or Science BTEC Level 3 Diploma or DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, both in combination with GCE A-Level Mathematics at grade A.
GCSE or equivalent: minimum Grade B in English Language and Mathematics.
Typical Offer: D3, D3, D3
- Must include a minimum of D3 in mathematics.
Please refer to the A Level section for a list of other preferred subjects.
We consider applications from students studying for Diplomas in the following Lines of Learning: Engineering; IT; Business Administration and Finance. Applicants should take, for their Additional and Specialist Learning, an A Level in Mathematics, for which we will require grade A.
The Extended Project should be a piece of written work such as a piece of applied research. We would invite applicants to explain what they are learning from the Extended Project within their personal statements.
Essential: Grade A in A2 Mathematics
Typical Offer: 80%, with 80% in Mathematics.
At least 85% overall in the Indian ISC/HSSC (12th Standard) including 85% in both English and Mathematics.
Typical Offer: 38 points with 6 points in HL Mathematics or 7 in SL Mathematics (HL preferred).
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications as entry either to our Foundation Year or directly on to the first year of our undergraduate programmes. For further information please visit our International Office web page.
We will consider applicants from some Foundation Year programmes other than our own. We require students to achieve distinction level performance in all subjects or at least an overall average grade of 80%. The subjects studied must include mathematics at distinction level and at least one other subject from the preferred subject list in the A level section. We will consider applicants from science-based Foundation Year programmes and students on a business or economics-based course must show evidence of mathematical skills equivalent to GCE A level.
The minimum requirement for Accounting and Finance is IELTS 7.0 with no subject less than 7.0. Applicants should submit their results by 31st July. For a list of other English language qualifications we accept please go to the English Language Entry Requirements web page.
Typical Offer: AAAABB at Higher level to include an A grade in Mathematics. Please see A level entry requirements section for a list of other preferred subjects.
Typical Offer: AAAAB at Higher Level to include AA at Advanced Higher Level with an A grade in Advanced HL Mathematics. Please see A level enry requirements section for a list of other preferred subjects.
We welcome applicants offering the Welsh Baccalaureate Core alongside A levels; we are aware of the range of skills and qualities which it develops and of the additional work which it demands. In some circumstances we may make an alternative offer of either AAA or AAB plus the Welsh Baccalaureate Core. Grade A in A level Mathematics is essential. Please see A level entry requirements section for a list of other preferred subjects.