At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The study of accounting and mathematics at Keele University 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. It allows you to develop your business and accounting acumen as well as your mathematical problem-solving skills. 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. In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. 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.