Accountancy University of Dundee

Undergraduate

With a BAcc degree from Dundee you’ll have the qualification and expertise to begin your career in accountancy. As the accounting and financial reporting world becomes more globalized we concentrate on the developing international standards adopted by the key trading blocks. You’ll discover the power and limitations of accountancy as a tool in society and the financial techniques you’ll need to help society function.

Dundee has close links with the accountancy profession. You’ll benefit from the experience of practicing accountants and understand their contemporary challenges through their insights and guest lectures.

A number of students opt to undertake an internship with an accountancy firm during their vacation, combining their study with work experience. The degree also provides the opportunity to study overseas at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA.

We are focused on providing a stimulating, supportive, friendly and well-organised environment for students. This commitment was recognised by our rating of ‘Excellent’ by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. All accountancy staff, including professors, are active as teachers and researchers. You’ll be learning from a team who routinely push back the boundaries of knowledge in their subject area.

The BAcc degree also provides exemption from some of the main professional bodies’ examinations.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Accountancy (with Honours) - BAcc (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Accountancy with a Language
  • Business Finance

Modules

Level 1
These modules give you an insight into the business world in which accounting operates. Core skills are developed to equip your interaction with commercial enterprises and society beyond business.

Level 2
The concepts of earlier modules will be more fully developed. At this stage you’ll be encouraged to do your own critical thinking, essential in gaining a good Honours degree classification. This is also the year in which you’ll have the opportunity of travelling overseas to study with one of our partner institutions.

Level 3
Level three comprises the junior Honours subjects. In the first three years of the BAcc degree all students undertake the same modules. Those who have elected to study a language will begin these studies in this year.

Level 4
At this stage you can choose from a range of senior Honours modules. By now you’ll be able to recognise your strengths and tailor your final year to best suit your specific interests in line with your career ambitions.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework (eg essays); computer labs; projects based on group assignments and exams.
The weightings allocated to coursework and the final exam vary from module to module. Typically 80% is allocated to the final exam but this is less in some modules and higher in others.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants in
  • International Accountants, Association of
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • Public Finance and Accountancy, Chartered Institute of
  • Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Institute of

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 code N400
Institution code D65
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B C C - B B B GCSE English and Mathematics at grade B is recommended
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Scottish Higher B B B C - A B B B English and Mathematics at National 5 or Intermediate 2 Grade C or Standard Grade 2 is recommended
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level plus Standard Level English and Mathematics at grade 5

A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

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

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/accountancy/#info-entry-requirements

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £16,450 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for Rest of UK/Channel Islands students in 2018/19 for this course are £9,250 per year for three years of a four year Honours degree. This means you will only pay a maximum of £27,750. Tuition fees for International students are per year of study.