Accounting and Mathematics 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Develop your business and accounting acumen as well as your mathematical problem-solving skills.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: NG41

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Course Overview

You will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs and formulate solutions to new problems. You will also learn about the design and use of accounting systems and how they are affected by individuals, organisations, markets and society.

Our computer laboratories, equipped with Sage accounting software provides you with the opportunity to interact with real world data and situations. Should you choose to build on this practical experience you could opt to take a placement year between years two and three of your studies. Blending theory with practice, the placement increases your awareness of real world organisations and helps develop skills which are much sought-after in the graduate job market.

What will this mean for my future?

The study of accounting and mathematics helps you to take a novel approach to problem solving, make critical interpretations of data and text and to demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the use of professional accounting software programmes. Accounting has one of the highest graduate employment rates and combining this with the logical thinking skills of a mathematician means you will be able to find employment in a wide range of sectors. Your chosen career path could be as diverse as finance, data analytics, chartered management or certified accountant, medical statistics or management consultancy. You might also decide to continue on to study for a postgraduate qualification in accounting or mathematics.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Accounting Principles
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Business Law
  • Investigations and Problem Solving
  • Financial Accounting

Second Year

  • Differential Equations
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Complex Variable and Vector Calculus
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Abstract Algebra

Third Year

  • Management Accounting
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Medical Statistics
  • The Audit Framework
  • Perturbation Methods


Daniel Lunn, UK

Daniel Lunn, UK

" The lecturers were extremely approachable, and they tried to get to know the students individually. "

Accounting and Finance Graduate, 2015

Ayman Hussain

Ayman Hussain

"The accounting and finance course at Keele was intellectually rewarding and fulfilling. "

Accounting and Finance Graduate, 2015

Laura Collyer

Laura Collyer

"The Keele Management School prepared me well"

Accounting and Finance Graduate, 2015

Daniel Gibbon

Daniel Gibbon

"There is a very warm and welcoming environment and there is plenty going on on campus."

Accounting and Maths, 2017