Accounting and Finance
is the study of providing financial information for a variety of business
purposes, including making decisions, planning and controlling activities,
performance measurement and meeting external reporting requirements. Finance is
the study of financial decision-making, risk management and the organization
and behaviour of financial markets.
overall aim of the programme is to produce graduates with the theoretical and
practical skills needed to embark on a career in accounting and finance worldwide.
The programme provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts required
within the accountancy and finance disciplines, and it encourages critical
reflection on these concepts as a basis for evaluating future changes in
main aims are:
develop knowledge of how accounting statements are compiled and used within
organisations and by outsiders.
provide an understanding of the tasks performed by the accounting profession
and the methods employed.
develop students capable of assessing and responding to changes within the
develop an understanding of the operation of financial markets in the global
develop an understanding of methods for valuing financial securities, using
economic principles, appropriate
and accounting concepts.
provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the legal framework within
which businesses operate,
in the UK.
give students the opportunity to study other subjects of their choice,
consistent with the Universitys
to a flexible degree structure.
develop a desire for life long learning and thinking.
provide a sound basis for future professional development and additional
Teaching and learning takes place
within the context of the Computing Department's international reputation for
research excellence. The overall aim of our programme is to provide students
with the knowledge and skills required by a Computing professional. In
particular, the programme aims to develop graduates equipped to work
effectively in a professional software and systems development environment and
at all stages of the product life-cycle.
Thus the objectives of our programme
- ensure students have knowledge
of the fundamental principles underpinning the field of Computing.
- impart to students knowledge
and experience of the most significant contemporary developments in
practice and technology.
- help students to develop the
skills they will need in order to respond positively to evolution of the
discipline throughout the course of their career.
- develop in students the
critical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed by a practising
- develop the students
transferable skills necessary for working within team-based, professional
- as a minimum, satisfy the
requirements for accreditation by the BCS and IEE.
programme is geared to satisfying these objectives in a scheme of study that
stresses the development and practical application of knowledge and skills.