BA (Hons) Accounting

Undergraduate, Full-time

Accounting BA (Hons)



This course is fully accredited so gives student exemptions from many exams set by major accounting professional bodies

Overview

We are a top 5 UK modern university for Accounting and Finance (5th of 52) - The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

These days, accounting is about  so much more  than crunching numbers. Accountancy is complex, and brings into play a number of expert skills.

You will learn and develop a combination of accounting, finance and other business skills including accounting techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, tax, auditing, corporate governance, management accounting, corporate reporting and statistics.

We offer tuition that is supported by experienced teaching staff with strong industry connections. Guest speakers from the public and private sectors add value to the course. In addition, transferable skills of time management, project management, communication, collection and management of data and IT skills will serve you well in the future, whatever your career choice.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

(Available as part-time)

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N400


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Course details

97% of our BA (Hons) Accounting graduates are in professional or managerial jobs within 6 months of graduation (HESA).

You'll study six modules, over two trimesters, per year. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed learning and independent study.

On successful completion of Year 3, you'll be eligible for an unclassified degree, and on successful completion of Year 4, an Honours degree.

We offer tuition that is supported by experienced teaching staff with strong industry connections. Guest speakers from the public and private sectors add value to the course.

Most importantly, this course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes including:

Accreditations from these accounting bodies highlight the relevance of this course for the modern business environment.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Class contact per module is generally 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial weekly.

  • note and pen Assessments

    50% coursework and 50% examination.

  • library Facilities

    This course is taught at our Craiglockhart Campus.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to the Financial Services Sector
  • Principles of Economics
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • 1 Option

Year 2

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Financial Management
  • Management Science and Statistics
  • 1 Option

Year 3

  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Taxation Auditing
  • Options

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • 3 Options

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBB

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC

National 5 grade C in English.

National 5 Maths recommended.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit).

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Scottish HNC

Other HNC subjects may be considered for year 1 entry where a B in the graded unit is achieved.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass HNC Accounting with grade A at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass HND Accounting with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2020/21 2021/22
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 £9,250
Overseas £13,360 tba

Students from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Please note that the tuition fee status of EU nationals commencing their studies in 2021/2 has yet to be confirmed by the Scottish Government following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union and will be published once known. For EU students commencing their studies in 2020/21 fees will remain the same as Scottish Students.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Career opportunities include:

  • Trainee accounting roles in the public and private sector leading to a professional qualification e.g ICAS, CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA
  • General management opportunities
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