Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Finance

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Course summary

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This course scored 85% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey. In addition, Abertay ranked in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction. The BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance is designed to develop your knowledge of complex business and organisational practices in an increasingly internationalised business context. Key management skills necessary to deliver financially and environmentally sustainable organisational performance, through the functions of Accounting and Finance, are also built. The programme focusses on developing the knowledge and transferrable skills required to become a professional financial manager in a digital world. The Programme is informed by contemporary themes in accounting and finance, and is applied in orientation. The programme aims to provide a broad integrated study of all types of business organisations and their underlying operating principles and practices; a study of the wider context of organisations, how they are managed and the changing environment in which they exist; the development of key accounting and finance skills associated with managing high performance organisations; and life-long learning and employability skills to enable you to prepare for a future career in accounting or business management and to play an active part in the development of local, national and international organisations. To optimise your choice and flexibility the programme contains options to enable you to tailor your study to your own interests. The programme is also part of a larger portfolio of 12 programmes. At the start of each stage, you will be able to move between programmes in the portfolio.

Course details


Year 1 core modules (subject to change) - ANF101 Introduction to Accounting; ANF102 Finance & Statistics; BMT101 Nature of Management; BMT108 Business Economics. You will also be able to choose one from BMT107 Introduction to Marketing or BMT106 Introduction to HR. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment method

Assessment varies substantially across modules. Some modules, particularly where there is professional accreditation, have more traditional assessments such as exams. However, where we can, we like to vary the types of assessment. Therefore students can expect to create presentations, videos, posters, reports, research outputs, practical exercises, strategic papers, design processes or products and so on. As the programme has multiple options, students will be able to experience a wide range of assessments.

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 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

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


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

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Additional fee information

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Accounting and Finance at Abertay University - UCAS