You will develop practical knowledge of accounting and financial management, alongside a strong understanding of core mathematical techniques.
You explore modern accounting theory and practice, such as:
You also develop a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics, including:
Many of our accountancy modules carry exemptions from accrediting bodies and/or are based on real case studies, helping you prepare for a professional career.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and ranking
Accounting and Finance at Newcastle ranks in the top 20 UK universities for Accounting and Finance in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 and The Complete University Guide 2017.
Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015. Maths and Stats also ranks 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
About Joint Honours in Science
This degree is part of the Joint Honours in Science programme. By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.
Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:
You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject. The topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.
You receive careers support in the form of a career development module personally tailored to your professional development. There's also excellent support on offer from the University's award-winning Careers Service.
Newcastle University Business School
You will have access to teaching and learning facilities in our brand new GBP45 million building in Downing Plaza, including:
Take a virtual tour of our building.
School of Mathematics and Statistics
You will also spend time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, which includes:
You'll also be part of the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, which is the administrative home of the Joint Honours in Science programme.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues. You'll also have academic advisers for both of your subject areas.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Student buddies will also guide you through the early weeks.
MathSoc (the Mathematics and Statistics Society) organise events throughout the year.
Teaching and assessment
Our degrees are taught using a combination of lectures, problem classes, tutorials, practical computer classes, computer-based assessments, and data collection and analysis.
We assess your performance in each module through a combination of assignments and end-of-semester examinations. Many of our assignments take place online.
Find out more
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching & Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.
Compare this course
See how this course compares with others for topics such as student satisfaction, fees and costs and prospects after graduation using the Unistats Key Information Set.
This professionally accredited degree provides a firm foundation in accounting and finance.
The combination of economic theory and mathematical skills you gain on this degree will appeal to a wide range of employers.
Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.
Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS
To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
UCAS codes for Newcastle University
Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.
All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.
If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.
Making your application
On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:
Application decisions and enquiries
Accounting and Mathematics careers
In our experience many employers look favourably on students who can demonstrate their abilities in more than one field.
Newcastle graduates will have acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information, alongside developing specialist subject knowledge, practical and technical skills.
This provides graduates with a range of educational and career opportunities, especially if the skills you have developed during your degree have been further enhanced by work experience.
Depending on subject combinations, Joint Honours in Science graduates have very broad career options. In the past, our graduates have entered careers in the business and financial sectors, or specialised further in their area of expertise such as accountancy and psychology.
Graduates who wish to pursue a career in teaching will find that they are suitably qualified to study for a PGCE in either discipline. Those graduates who enter employment outside their discipline find a flexible degree of this nature is highly valued in professions such as management, commerce, and the civil service.
What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices
See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.
The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.
Careers and employability at Newcastle
Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.
94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.
We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.
Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.