Accountancy and Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination of subjects, giving you a thorough foundation in the theory, practice and application of financial and business skills. You will gain highly developed analytical and academic skills as well as a strong grounding in legal studies. You will be given a head start for a stellar career in business and finance, among many other options. You will gain a wide perspective and thorough business grounding through studying Accountancy, with courses in Management, Statistics and Economics. You will thrive in the international, dynamic environment of our Business School with classmates from 45 nationalities, inspired by staff who are leaders in accounting practice and theory. You will benefit from studying in small classes and you will be supported by dedicated careers advisers. Legal Studies fosters important academic qualities including clear, careful and independent thought and will add value to your career options. For example, you will learn about the legal framework within which the world of corporate finance operates. Our Law school is ranked 12th in the UK out of more than 90 law schools and is in the top five for graduate prospects - with an impressive 95% score for student satisfaction. A major factor in the quality of our legal teaching is the calibre and enthusiasm of our staff, testing your mental agility with complex, realistic legal scenarios. You will also have the opportunity to be part of our student-led practical initiatives, including the Student Law Society, Law Review and our legal clinic – the Aberdeen Law Project. This degree combination is an excellent passport for entry into a wide range of careers including chartered accountancy, media, finance and banking, government service and teaching.
View all modules on the programme page to find out more about what you will be studying and when. University of Aberdeen modules are designed to give you breadth and depth to your degree. The range of modules you study will allow you to become proficient in all subjects which are directly relevant to your degree giving you greater career options.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade, GCSE (or equivalent) is required for entry onto any of the Accountancy programmes.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.|
|PTE Academic||59||Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.|
|Institution's Own Test||Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)|
To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, or through a recognised English language test. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.
Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£20800||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£20800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be eligible to apply for.
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