• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Our international focus prepares graduates for careers locally and internationally. Dundee offers full accreditation from ICAS, ACCA and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

With a BAcc degree 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 following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2016
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBC (minimum) - ABBB (typical) at Higher plus English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting at Advanced Higher, plus English (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level, plus GCSE English and mathematics at B BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting plus GCSE English at B
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) ABBB at Higher Level, plus Ordinary Level English and mathematics at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, plus Standard Level English and mathematics at grade 5 30 points including mathematics, economics and accountancy at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5, plus Standard Level English at grade 5
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant HND with Merits in appropriate modules
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
SWAP Access
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A-Levels at BB Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
European Baccalaureate 70% overall Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



Courses starting 2017
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBC (minimum) - ABBB (typical) at Higher plus English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting at Advanced Higher, plus English (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level, plus GCSE English and mathematics at B BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting plus GCSE English at B
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) ABBB at Higher Level, plus Ordinary Level English and mathematics at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 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.
30 points including mathematics, economics and accountancy at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5, plus Standard Level English at grade 5
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant HND with Merits in appropriate modules
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Pass with CC at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A-Levels at BB Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

Accountancy degrees are taught by our staff, who are committed to 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 staff, including professors, are teaching and research active, which means that you will taught by a group of individuals who routinely push back the boundaries of knowledge in their subject area.

Your degree will include a good grounding in professional knowledge and skills as well as exposure to many of the latest developments in accounting research to which our staff make a major contribution.

How you will be taught

Our degrees are taught using a variety of methods including:

  • lectures,
  • seminars,
  • workshops,
  • tutorials,
  • projects
  • and hands-on computer labs.

How you will be assessed

Assessment is by a mixture of:

  • coursework (for example an essay),
  • computer labs,
  • projects based on group assignments
  • and exams.

The weightings allocated to assessed coursework and the final examination vary from module to module. Typically 80% is allocated to the final exam but this is less in some modules and higher in others. In the first two years of the Accountancy BAcc, three subjects are delivered per semester, each having approximately 5 hours of classes. Consequently, there is approximately 15 hours of contact time from Monday to Friday of each week. We expect students to undertake an additional 20 hours of individual study per week to prepare for classes and revise material covered in lectures or tutorials.

What you will study

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Degree without Honours

If you choose to study a degree without honours, you study for three years, levels 1-3 below.

Level 1

All students studying for an Accountancy BAcc degree take a common set of modules at Level :

  • Introductory Financial Accounting, where the basic concepts of accounting practices, including book-keeping and the production of external financial reports are introduced;
  • Introductory Management Accounting, where students are introduced to the foundations of costing and accounting for planning and control;
  • Introductory Financial Management, where foundation material on corporate financing and relevant concepts from economic theory are presented;
  • Statistics, where statistical methods such as probability theory and regression analysis are presented, as well as other quantitative techniques relevant to modern business activity;
  • International Business Environment, which introduces students to the relationship between firms and their immediate environment as well as discussing aspects of managerial theory and material relating to personal financial planning;
  • Information Systems, which provides hands-on experience of the modern software applications relevant to accounting and business as well as introducing students to some of the theoretical concepts relevant to the processing of information in large organisations
Level 2

Level 2 of the Accountancy BAcc is designed to build on and develop the theoretical and practical material covered at Level 1:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting, which builds on Level 1 material by introducing students to UK regulatory requirements and some key contemporary accounting issues such as accounting for goodwill;
  • Intermediate Management Accounting, which develops the Level 1 material by introducing higher level concepts in costing and managerial reporting in general;
  • Intermediate Financial Management, which builds on Level 1 material by introducing students to techniques used in practice to appraise financial and capital investments as well as discussing working capital management and long-term fund raising;
  • Financial Decision Analysis, which introduces students to the modern techniques used in financial decision analysis, including linear programming, queuing and inventory modelling;
  • Management and Information Systems, which develops some of the material from Level 1 by discussing contemporary management theory and case studies as well as developing the information technology skills and system theory introduced in Level 1;
  • Business Law, which focuses on the main legal principles that affect firms' commercial activities by covering aspects of modern contract and company law as well as relevant aspects of delict, agency and commercial law
Levels 3 and 4

Performance in the first two Levels helps determine whether students are offered the chance to study for the Honours version of the degree (awarded after four years) or the non-Honours version (awarded after three years).

Students taking the non-Honours version of the degree take six modules at Level 3, most of which build directly on those taken at earlier Levels.

Honours students take twelve modules over Levels 3 and 4.

Level 3
  • Advanced Financial Accounting I
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting Theory
  • Taxation
Level 4

Five options from:

  • International Capital Markets
  • Case Studies in Business Policy
  • Financial Assurance And International Reporting
  • Social & Environmental Accounting & Reporting
  • Financial Management Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Fiscal Studies
  • Issues in Management Accounting Research
  • Dissertation

Depending on your chosen specialism, one of the following:

  • Financial Accounting and International Reporting
  • Financial Management Theory
  • Practical French or German or Spanish

The BAcc offers accreditation from the professional accounting bodies in the UK and Ireland.  This makes our graduates highly employable and attractive to accounting firms offering training contracts.  While many BAcc graduates choose to move directly into accounting some of our alumni have followed different career paths.  These include banking, fund management, financial management and many others.

You’ll be able to make use of the University's careers service to help you to prepare for your next career step.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.
Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants. (This fee is subject to any changes to current government policy.)
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.



  Degree UCAS Code KIS Data
Apply NowAccountancy BAccN400
Apply NowAccountancy (without Honours) BAccN410
Apply NowAccountancy and Mathematics BScGN14
Apply NowAccountancy with Business Finance BAccN400 (ABF)
Apply NowAccountancy with French BAccN400 (AL)
Apply NowAccountancy with German BAccN400 (AL)
Apply NowAccountancy with Spanish BAccN400 (AL)