If i was to study law at leicester, will this hinder my application in the future, when i apply for firms? Would an A&f degree, say from bham or nottingham better my chances than the above, in getting into a top 10 firm? Or would neither make much difference?
I wouldn't have thought it would make much difference (outside of accountancy exam exemptions). Most of the firms I've looked at in the top 10 seem to accept any degree discipline. The only requirements it seems are good GCSE/A-Levels/degree classification and being able to demonstrate a sufficient level of competency. The Big 4 accountants I've came across have been a mix of Accounting and Finance degree holders and English/Music/Philosophy/Natural Science/Law/Economics/Maths degree holders.
Last edited by Ape Gone Insane; 22-02-2012 at 23:13.
Just to repeat the other posts, the majority of ACA students have not studied a relevant degree! The top accountancy firms are looking for potential to develop you in a number of different ways, and they want a diverse workforce from a variety of backgrounds. Law is a great subject to have studied and would stand you in good stead if you had to give advice about tax issues! Good luck!