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BSc Hons Accounting offered by University of Hull

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This degree will equip you with the essential tools that you need for a career as an accountant, or in a general management role where financial skills and knowledge can be vital in making critical decisions.

The focus of this course is on gaining skills that will benefit you in the modern business environment, and, as part of this, you get the maximum exemptions from the examinations of all the professional accountancy bodies.

The first year gives you a broad base in core business subjects, including Accounting and Finance, providing a solid foundation for more specialized study in Years 2 and 3. You will study the two main streams of accounting – Financial Reporting and Management Accounting – and learn how to generate and utilize information for internal and external use. You will gain advanced skills as you progress through the course, with opportunities to explore the areas of auditing and taxation.

Course Duration: 3 years Full time

Start Date: September 2014

Course Fee: 12,000 GBP per year

Entry Requirements: Three A levels (or equivalent) and a minimum of grade C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants without formal qualifications are also welcomed and University allows second year or final year entry on the basis of previous study and qualifications. For those whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry, University offers a foundation year (at Scarborough Campus) which enables progression to the first year of many of the Business School’s degree courses (and some courses in other departments).

MSc Accounting & Financial Strategy offered by University of Bolton

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The MSc Accountancy and Financial Strategy degree is designed for professionals working in the business and finance sector. Successful completion of the course will support your development in a business finance career, in particular strategic accounting, in public and private sector businesses or multinational organizations.

You will develop your understanding of the principles and practice of financial strategy and accounting, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and strategic planning, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk management and e-business strategies and models.

Course Content: You will study at total of 180 credits.

This includes seven modules worth 20 credits each:
Research and Study Skills for Accounting and Finance;
E-Business Strategy and Models;
Financial Reporting and Analysis;
Risk Management;
Research Methods;
Strategic Planning and Management Accounting;
Corporate and Social Responsibility.

In addition, you will write a research based Dissertation worth 40 credits.

Exit awards are also available. For a Postgraduate Diploma you will require a total of 120 credits and for a Postgraduate Certificate, 60 credits.

Course Duration: 16 months full time

Course Start Date: January 2014

Course Fee: 9900 GBP

Entry Requirements: You should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2) in accounting, business or a finance-related discipline (or a comparable relevant qualification from a UK or overseas institution). Applicants may be invited for interview.

Applications from candidates offering a mix of relevant professional qualifications and appropriate experience are also welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis.

If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Applicants whose current English language qualification is below this level will be invited to take one of the English Language Foundation Program (offered by University at preferential rates prior to commencing the Master’s degree.

Cardiff Metropolitan University – The new name of UWIC!

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The Board of Governors of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) has activated the University’s degree-awarding powers and requested the Privy Council to issue the Order changing the University’s name to “Cardiff Metropolitan University”. This has now been confirmed and the Order of the Privy Council, approving amendment to the Instrument and Articles of Government of the University including change of name to Cardiff Metropolitan University, has been issued by the Privy Council with an effective date of 1st November 2011.  The quality assurance remains and will not be affected by the change of name.

University of Ulster: London, Birmingham Campus!

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University of Ulster in UK has now partnered QA Business School to launch their London and Birmingham Campus. They join the club of entrepreneurial Universities such as Coventry University, Glyndwr University & University of Wolverhampton to open their secondary campuses in the UK.

The Ulster Business School is now offer courses in UK’s two largest cities – London and Birmingham. The business school campuses in these two cities are purpose-built in partnership with QA to provide a professional and practical learning environment. Students will get all the benefits of studying at a top university and also gain skills needed to enhance the employability.

From September 2011, the MSc in Executive Leadership and the B Sc Hons Business Studies will be offered at The University of Ulster’s Birmingham and London campuses. Below is the list of courses we are offering for University of Ulster with their necessary details :

1.) B Sc (Hons) Business Studies
Duration-36 Months / 3 years
Total Fees(GBP)- 19500
First Year Fees(GBP)- 6500
(The fee is after GBP 1500 per year Scholarship)

2.) M Sc Executive Leadership
Duration-12 Months / 1 year
Total Fees(GBP)- 7500
First Year Fees(GBP)- 7500
(The fee is after GBP 1500 Scholarship)

English Language Requirements:

For BSc Course-
Minimum 5.5 IELTS in all four components, reading, writing,
speaking and listening.
If the student does not have any secured language test than student can appear for:
Online Assessment Test + Telephonic & Skype Interview.

For MSc Course-
Minimum 5.5 IELTS in all four components, reading, writing,
speaking and listening.
If the student does not have any secured language test than student can appear for :
Online Assessment Test + Telephonic & Skype Interview.

Students can apply now for September/October intake :

For Birmingham
Start Date- 19 September 2011
Last Date of Joining- 17 October 2011

For London
Start Date- 03 October 2011
Last Date of Joining- 31 October 2011

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UK Universities buying out private colleges or partnerning them!

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The strict regulations imposed by the UKBA to curb Private Higher Education institutions in the UK has created a void in the market which various UK Universities have grabbed with both hands. Several universities are buying out private colleges or partnering private colleges and making them their extended campuses.

University of Wolverhampton has acquired a campus in London by the name of Buckingham College of London.

The new campus is offering top-up in Bsc health studies and BSc Computer Sc. The fees are 6,100 GBP. The University is accepting nursing diplomas and other health qualifications for admission to the top-up. The students will at the end of the programme have an opportunity to work in the UK. While this is not guaranteed the University has a placement company which has confirmed they will be able to place these students in the health industry including nursing homes.

The University also has an MBA available at 7000 GBP at the London campus. Admissions for the above mentioned programmes are open for Sept 2011 with more courses to follow for the Jan intake.

Kindly note CAS for this institution will be issued by the University and the students would be eligible for all benefits that students have at any UK university, such as part time work and Secure English Language Test non compulsory.

Similarly, Glyndŵr University has partnered with London School of Management and Science to form its London campus, the Glyndwr London School of Management and Science (LSMS).

The business college, which is based in South London, has up till now been offering programs validated by Glyndŵr University for more than 18 months.

Some of the courses which will be offered at this campus include MBA, BA (Hons) Business Management and BSc (Hons) Health Studies.

UK Universities seems to be choosing London as the favorite destination to open a campus in-order to attract the vast number of international students. Some other Universities in UK like Coventry University have also opened its London campus.

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Computer Sciences and IT 2011-12

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Planning to join an IT course in UK? Still undecided about which university or College of UK to choose for your Msc. in Computer Science or Robotics? Have a look at the top 10 ranked universities of UK for computer sciences and IT for the year 2011-12 as published in the University League Table 2012 by The Guardian.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

Top 10 Universities of UK for Computer Sciences and IT for the year 2011-12 [Design, exploitation and technology surrounding computing - includes computer sciences, information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence]

 

Rating Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Trinity Saint David and UC SuffolkSource: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Cambridge 100.0
2 St Andrews 99.6
3 Oxford 97.4
4 Imperial College 92.3
5 Birmingham 91.7
6 York 88.6
7 Bristol 87.3
8 Southampton 83.5
9 Sussex 82.7
10 Stirling 82.2

 

Cambridge University besides being the number one UK university in the University League Table also bags the first spot on the top 10 list of Computer Sciences and IT courses offerings universities in UK with a perfect score of 100, just right on its toes is St. Andrews University with a score of 99.6.

World renowned Oxford University is not too far behind with its overall score of 97.4 on position 3. Next in line are Imperial College and Birmingham University on position 4 and 5 with high scores of 92.3 and 91.7. All these top 5 universities extend a decent enough chance of career after 6 months of graduation from their premises. Make sure you don’t forget to apply to these fames universities of UK!

However, if by any chance they are not fitting into your desired career path, then don’t be disheartened as Universities on number 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are also quite good! York University, Bristol University, Southampton University, Sussex University and Surrey University all offer a wide range of graduation and post graduation courses in computer sciences, software engineering, IT solutions, animation, 3D animation, robotics, artificial intelligence etc.

So which one of these top 10 universities of UK for computer sciences and IT will be your home for the next 2 years!

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Art & Design 2012

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Carrying forward our series on top ranked universities of UK, we shall analyze here the ranks of top 10 universities of UK in 2012 for Art & Design courses. These universities which are ranked by Guardian on the basis of student satisfaction over courses, teaching methods and feedback received along with student staff ratio, spending per student, average entry tariff and most importantly chances of you making your career 6 months after completion of your courses in UK universities.

From this Guardian awards each university of UK an overall score which determines its ranking in the University League Table 2012!

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

Top 10 Universities of UK for Art & Design 2012 [Creation of visual work, from painting and sculpture to computer graphics and video games - includes crafts and fine art]

 

Rating Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include London South Bank, Glasgow Caledonian, Glasgow, Trinity Saint David, UHI and University College BirminghamSource: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Oxford 100.0
2 UCL 92.6
3 Brunel 84.5
4 Writtle College 83.8
5 Newcastle 81.2
6 Reading 78.7
7 Glasgow School of Art 77.5
8 Aberystwyth 77.4
9 Lancaster 77.0
10 Kingston 72.8

 

 

Art & Design subjects considered to bring out your creative side can remodel your career on the lines of global successes if you get admitted into Oxford University in UK, ranked number one university for degrees in Art & Design streams. The university has the high student satisfaction rate of 92% in terms of courses and 88 % in terms of teaching!

UCL falls just 8 point short of Oxford University in the battle of number one position on the University League Table published by Guardian for 2012. Ranked as number 2, UCL comes with an overall high score of 92.6.

Next in line is the University of Brunel followed by Writtle College, Newcastle University and Reading University on positions 3, 4, 5, and 6 with the score of 84.5, 83.8, 81.2 and 78.7 respectively. Out of them, Brunel and reading are the only ones which show 74 percent chances of a career after 6 months of course completion.

Forming the tail are the universities of Glasgow School of Art [7, 77.5], Aberystwyth [8, 77.4], Lancaster [9, 77.0] and Kingston University [10, 72.8]. All of these universities of UK showcase a very decent rate of student satisfaction in terms of courses taught, teaching methods followed and feedback received.

Make your career in animation, fashion, design, arts, photography, architecture or any other such subject from the top 10 universities of UK for art & design in 2012!

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Hospitality, Travel, Tourism & Transport 2012

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To continue our series about the rankings, comparison and analysis of Top Universities of UK in 2012 for various subjects according to the University League Table 2012 published by The Guardian, we shall here check the rankings for the Top 10 Universities of UK for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism & Transport sector for 2012.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

Top 10 Universities for UK for Tourism, transport and travel [The hospitality industry and its global impact, tourism and travel]

Rating Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Bucks New University, Chester, Harper Adams UC, Winchester, University of the Arts, London, Southampton Solent, East London, Middlesex, London South Bank, UWE Bristol, Chichester, UWIC, Glamorgan, Queen Margaret, West of Scotland, Birmingham, Strathclyde, Stirling and AberystwythSource: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Surrey 100.0
2 Ulster 88.3
3 Huddersfield 79.8
4 Sunderland 78.2
5 Bournemouth 75.8
6 Central Lancashire 75.6
7 Plymouth 74.7
8 Westminster 74.6
9 Robert Gordon 72.8
10 Oxford Brookes 70.5

University of Surrey as we can see is topping the charts and popularity rankings with guardian score of 100 and student satisfaction rate of 85 and 86 for courses and teaching respectively.  The career after 6 months score of 88 makes this university one of the best institutions of UK for studying hospitality and travel & tourism!

University of Ulster holding the position on number 2 with a score of 88 indicates how far ahead Surrey University is in terms of courses, teachers, expenditure and career opportunities. With Ulster you get a score of 33 for career opportunities after a period of 6 months of graduation.

Universities at position 3, 4, 5, and 6 i.e. Huddeserfield University, Sunderland University, Bournemouth and University of Central Lancashire although have an overall average score of 79.8, 78.2, 75.8 and 75.6. However, they show immense scope [except for university of Sunderland] for career opportunities just 6 months after graduation in hospitality or travel & tourism sector [56, 55 and 50 respectively].

Huddled together towards the end line are Plymouth University [74.7], Westminster University [74.6], Robert Gordon University [72.8] and Oxford Brookes University [70.5] at position 7, 8, 9 and 10! However their data also shows a higher level of student satisfaction on all accounts and great scope for a prospective career in hospitality sector!

To secure your future, get your degrees in hospitality, travel & tourism and transport from the top universities of UK!

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Business and Management Studies 2012

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Here we will be starting a series of articles based on UK Universities rankings for a particular subject starting with top 10 Universities of UK for Business & Management Studies.

Recently Guardian came out with their annual list of top ranked UK universities  [University League Table 2012] based on their previous year’s performances. The Guardian also declares another list featuring various core subjects and courses taught under them at several universities and colleges of UK.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

We would start with top 50 UK universities of UK for Business & Management Studies! However, we will review only the top 10 UK universities and colleges here.

Top 10 Universities in UK for Business & Management Studies [Covers business studies, management studies, finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and business and administrative studies]

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Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Harper Adams UC, Cambridge, SOAS and UHI Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Oxford 100.0
2 Warwick 97.2
3 City 94.9
4 St Andrews 89.3
5 UCL 88.3
6 Bristol 87.7
7 Strathclyde 87.2
8 Bath 85.3
9 Loughborough 82.6
10 Lancaster 82.5

 

Oxford University may have slid down to number 2 in the University League Table 2012 but when it comes to degree in Business & Management Studies, it stand on top with a Guardian score of 100! As a matter of fact, chances if you making your career 6 months after course completion are the highest with an impressive number of 86!

Right on Oxford University’s heels is Warwick University with overall score of 97.2, satisfaction score of 91% from course and 85% from teaching.  Chances of making a great career after 6 months of completion of your course at Warwick is however 77 which is quite behind Oxford.

On number three is the City University with an overall score of 94.9 and career making chances after 6 months as 64. Universities on number 4, 5 and 6 i.e. St. Andrews [one of the oldest universities of UK], UCL and Bristol boast of a score with slight difference – 89.3, 88.3 and 87.2 respectively.

Bringing up the rear are University of Strathclyde at number 7, University of Bath at number 8, Loughborough University on number 9 and on number 10 resides Lancaster University. They all come with an overall score of 87.2, 85.3, 82.6 and 82.5. Career after 6 months for these universities however is not in accordance with their rankings. For Strathclyde its 65 while for Bath University it’s slightly higher at 79 followed by score of 73 for Loughborough and 84 [the highest amongst the last four for Lancaster University!

11 Reading 81.7
12 Glasgow 79.1
12 London School of Economics 79.1
14 Exeter 78.5
15 Buckingham 77.2
16 Heriot-Watt 75.9
17 Nottingham 75.3
18 Birmingham 73.4
19 Robert Gordon 73.2
20 King’s College London 72.9
20 Leeds 72.9
22 Stirling 71.5
23 Kent 71.4
24 Sunderland 71.0
25 Edinburgh 70.9
26 Durham 70.0
27 Aston 69.5
28 Manchester 66.6
29 Leicester 66.3
29 Queen’s, Belfast 66.3
31 Cumbria 66.1
32 Lincoln 65.1
32 Cardiff 65.1
34 Oxford Brookes 64.9
34 Newcastle 64.9
36 Southampton 64.3
37 Edinburgh Napier 63.3
38 UEA 62.6
39 Liverpool 61.3
40 Northumbria 61.2
41 York 60.5
42 Trinity Saint David 60.4
43 Bradford 60.1
44 Royal Agricultural College 59.9
45 Aberdeen 59.0
46 Surrey 58.9
47 Plymouth 58.6
48 Coventry 58.2
48 Keele 58.2
50 Glamorgan 58.1
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Top Universities Of UK For 2012- Check Out The Rankings of Your Desired University!

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The university league table 2012 is out. Here you can see the rankings for top 50 universities of UK ranked on the basis of entry standards, university satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects for the students. But for the benefit of students we would be reviewing the top 10 UK universities for the year 2012. This guide might help a student to get a brief insight into their desired UK University’s standing amongst all the competition!

CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Assessment Graduate Prospects Overall Score
2012 2011
1 2 Cambridge 559 4.1 2.98 85.5 1000
2 1 Oxford 536 4.2 2.96 85.0 992
3 3 Imperial College London 519 3.8 2.94 86.7 940
4 5 London School of Economics 513 3.9 2.96 84.1 928
5 4 Durham 487 4.0 2.72 80.4 890
6 6 St Andrews 485 4.1 2.72 76.3 854
7 9 University College London 477 4.0 2.84 81.1 842
8 7 Warwick 480 4.0 2.80 72.5 822
9 8 Lancaster 407 4.0 2.71 71.8 820
10 12 Bath 459 4.0 2.71 77.9 800


As one can clearly see, University of Cambridge has clearly defeated Oxford University to grab hold the topmost ranking for the upcoming year 2012. This makes it once again one of the most sought after universities of UK as well as the world.

With its high graduate prospects score of 85.5 and entry standards of 559, Cambridge University has secured number position with the perfect score of 1000. Not far behind is world renowned Oxford University which boasts of alumni of quite influential and powerful people of the world. Its overall score is 992 just 8 points short of the topmost university ranking.

The student satisfaction ratio too for both the top two universities of UK doesn’t show that much of difference being 2.98 and 2.96 for Cambridge and Oxford University respectively.

Imperial College has managed to maintain its position of number 3 from previous year. On the other hand, London School of Economics has jumped a notch from last year’s number 5 to this year’s number 4 position.

Rest of the 6 UK universities have shown a slight jump or slide down in their rankings from last year by a very little margin.

Decide which university of UK is the best for you based upon these rankings. But remember, however effective these are numbers on paper. A person’s choice can vary on the basis of personal choices, quality of courses, location and budget. So which of these universities of UK is the one for you?

CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Assessment Graduate Prospects Overall Score
2012 2011
11 16 Bristol 467 3.9 2.72 77.7 794
12 10 York 437 4.1 2.78 68.2 790
13 11 Edinburgh 442 3.8 2.75 72.4 782
14 14 Southampton 427 3.9 2.72 70.8 779
15 24 Exeter 439 4.1 2.62 70.3 768
16 13 King’s College London 447 3.9 2.69 82.6 758
17 18 Nottingham 428 3.9 2.67 77.9 753
18 15 SOAS 423 3.9 2.60 68.7 751
19 21 Loughborough 390 4.1 2.62 69.2 749
19 19 Sussex 380 4.1 2.61 69.3 749
21 26 Glasgow 408 4.0 2.59 72.1 748
22 23 Birmingham 421 4.0 2.64 71.8 742
23 22 Leicester 399 4.1 2.45 71.5 740
24 29 Newcastle 410 4.0 2.63 75.4 738
25 17 Aston 370 3.9 2.43 74.8 735
26 25 Sheffield 426 4.0 2.72 73.6 729
27 28 East Anglia 386 4.1 2.58 66.1 728
28 33 Surrey 388 3.9 2.58 76.4 715
29 31 Manchester 422 3.8 2.82 70.4 714
30 32 Liverpool 401 3.9 2.54 70.3 712
31 35 Queen’s, Belfast 362 3.9 2.56 69.4 710
32 27 Leeds 408 3.9 2.72 65.8 702
33 30 Royal Holloway 381 4.0 2.67 63.1 693
34 38 Kent 329 4.0 2.60 67.3 684
34 40 Reading 370 4.0 2.53 66.3 684
36 39 Queen Mary 387 4.0 2.73 71.7 683
37 41 Cardiff 406 3.9 2.69 73.6 672
38 37 Essex 307 4.0 2.77 58.6 668
38 34 Heriot-Watt 335 3.9 2.48 68.8 668
40 35 Strathclyde 394 3.9 2.45 73.0 665
41 47 City 361 3.9 2.48 70.6 646
42 20 Buckingham 273 4.4 87.5 639
43 45 Dundee 353 4.0 2.54 68.9 628
44 43 Keele 310 4.0 2.41 67.5 619
45 52 Stirling 305 4.0 2.41 66.2 613
46 44 Aberdeen 332 4.0 2.57 69.4 604
46 50 Oxford Brookes 314 3.9 2.20 62.0 604
48 41 Hertfordshire 244 3.9 2.40 59.7 597

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