University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accountancy

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Course summary

Accountancy at Aberdeen gives you a thorough grounding in theory, practice and business skills, taught by experts in accounting practice, with the advantage of real-life employers and scenarios integrated into your programme. You will gain a path to professional accreditation, and the skills, experience and attributes to give you a head start whether you aim for chartered accountancy or another option in the fast-moving world of business and finance.

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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; and 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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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 codeN400
Institution code A20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For entry to Year 2: Satisfactory completion of HNC Accounting (120 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Research Skills (F60A34) For entry to Year 3: Satisfactory completion of HND Accounting (240 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Research Skills (F60A34) and Company Law (DE5H35)

International applicants

For international students (all non-EU students) the tuition fee charged upon entry will apply to all years of study.


Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B. In addition GCSE Maths is required, as well as GCSE in English or English Language is also required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.
Scottish Higher AABB Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum. In addition Standard Grade/National 5 Maths is required. Also required: English at Standard Grade 3 or above or National 5 at Grades C or above.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 A minimum of 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3, or AAABB obtained at a single sitting. The grading within band B must be at B2 or above. O in English or in English Language AND Mathematics also required for entry.
Scottish HNC For Entry to Year 2 of this Degree: Satisfactory completion of HNC (120 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Research Skills (F60A34)
Scottish HND For Entry to Year 3 of this Degree: Satisfactory completion of HND (240 SCQF credit points). A in all Graded Units. Curriculum to include: Research Skills (F60A34) and Company Law (DE5H35)

Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade, GCSE (or equivalent) is required for entry onto any of the Accountancy programmes.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/find-a-degree.php

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BB Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional A Levels may be required in order to receive an offer of admission. GCSE in Maths, or equivalent, is required.
Scottish Higher BB Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers may be required in order to receive an offer of admission. National 5 Maths or equivalent is also required.

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/find-a-degree.php


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0
TOEFL (iBT)78TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78
PTE Academic54Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fee information not yet published for Home, EU or International.
Accountancy at University of Aberdeen - UCAS