Accounting and Finance

Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Accounting will always be in demand. All organisations need to understand where their finances come from, how they are being used and what is left over. Remember, many CEOs started out as accountants. This programme is accredited by the major accounting bodies. You will receive student membership of CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants. You will gain valuable industry experience working on business projects set by prominent companies, such as Sky, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Children 1st. Enhance your CV with extracurricular activities such as the IBM Universities Business Challenge and Entrepreneurial Brains Made on Campus (EBMC) in association with Stuttgart Media University in Germany.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Accounting; The Nature of Management; Financial Economics for Business; Financial & Management Accounting; Information Systems (from an Accounting perspective); Business Economics; Financial Accounting; Business Analytics; Management Accounting; Business Law; Corporate Finance; Taxation; International Financial Accounting; Advanced Management Account; Financial Markets; Advanced International Financial Accounting and International Financial Management. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Auditing; Credit Management; Sustainability Accounting; Global Competitiveness; Contemporary Accounting; Management of International Trade Finance and Dissertation.

Assessment method

A wide range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques are used. In the early years, you will engage in team working to help develop your collaborative skills. Presentations, written assessments and online discussions will increase your communication skills. Your knowledge will be progressed through lectures, reading and interaction with industry. Your research skills and independence as a learner will peak during the dissertation module in Year 4. Your confidence to go out into the world of work will be confirmed through activities such as Innovation for Global Growth week. Being a professionally accredited programme, there is a strong reliance on exams as assessment. However, students are well prepared for these with lots of examples being practiced in class in advance. Additionally, we use a wide range of other assessment techniques ranging from presentations to online discussions to solutions to industry posed questions.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNN43
Institution code A30
Campus nameAbertay Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC To include a literate subject For entry into Year 2 we would look for BBB to include Accounting and Business Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Business Hospitality Enterprise and Entrepreneurship For entry into Year 2 we would look for DDD in Business (Accounting)
Scottish Higher BBBB To include a literate subject
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Entry into Year 2 to include Accounting and Business Management
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points To include a literate subject at S5 or H4
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 To include a literate subject
Scottish HNC Pass Entry into Year 2 with the following HNC:- Accounting - Graded Unit B Entry into Year 1 with the following HNC:- Administration & IT - Graded Unit B Business - Graded Unit B Events Management - Graded Unit B Financial Services - Graded Unit B Retail Management - Graded Unit B Social Science - Graded Unit B
Scottish HND Pass Entry into Year 3 with the following HND:- Accounting - Graded Units BB Entry into Year 1 with the following HND:- Administration & IT - Graded Units BB Business - Graded Unit B Events Management - Graded Unit B Financial Services - Graded Units BB Retail Management - Graded Unit B Social Science - Graded Units BB
HNC (BTEC) D Entry into Year 2 with HNC (BTEC) Business (Accounting) Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Business
HND (BTEC) D Entry into Year 3 with BTEC HND Business (Accounting) Entry into Year 2 with BTEC HND Business

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

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English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Accounting and Finance at Abertay University - UCAS