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

Examine money management within large corporations seeking to generate income and wealth. Specifically explore capital markets and their role in wealth creation

The globalization of products and financial markets, fast pace of information technology and dynamic new transaction models are creating a growing need for well-qualified graduates.

Challenging career opportunities exist in the securities and financial services industry, information systems, and corporate financial management.

An elite UK university, Dundee focuses in particular on how large corporations use their funds to generate income and wealth in the future. You’ll learn how UK and overseas capital markets work in the wealth creation process and understand the context around their importance in the global economy. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend a year of your degree in Canada or North America on the Transatlantic Student Exchange scheme or a semester in Australia or Hong Kong.

You’ll be taught by staff who have either practical experience working in the financial sector or insights into financial practices through their research of and with analysts, company directors and market traders.

You’ll get the skills you need to work with leading financial institutions from a teaching team committed to providing a stimulating and supportive environment. You can join our Business Society which arranges events, an annual ball and career presentations from visiting firms.

Professional accreditation

The BFin is an accredited degree and provides exemptions from the following bodies’ professional examinations:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

The BFin degree also provides exemption from certain professional examinations of the following bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • The Chartered Banker Institute

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

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 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 at grade 5
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM 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 75% overall
Other Qualifications

 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

How you will be taught

Our programmes are delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, projects and hands-on computer labs. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework (for example, an essay), computer labs, projects based on group assignments and exams.

Advanced entry

You can study for these Honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. This will reduce your study time by a year enabling you to start working and earning earlier.

How you will be assessed

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 more in others.

Course Content

Level 1 - During the first year of both these courses, you’ll be undertaking a range of modules from Accounting and Finance together with the Economic Studies disciplines. 

Level 2 - The previous year elements are further developed at this stage. Modules are designed to help you understand the role of finance in the business world and develop the techniques and skills required in making good financial decisions. 

Level 3 - By this stage you’ll have the analytical skills to allow you to critically assess financial conditions and recognise potential problems.  Demonstrating these abilities well in this junior Honours year will put you on a strong platform towards a good Honours classification. At this stage the syllabus begins to specialize between the two degree paths.

Level 4 – Now you have an element of choice in the modules you want to take, although one compulsory module remains from each discipline.  At this stage learning becomes more specialized. You’ll be better able to identify your strengths and select the study areas that are going to best support your career ambitions.


Year 1 – Level 1 Core Modules

Semester 1

  • AB11002 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • EC11002 Global Economic Perspectives
  • AB11009 Business Management & Information Systems

Semester 2

  • AB12003 Introductory Management Accounting
  • MA12003 Statistics and Probability
  • EC12004 Foundations of Economic Analysis (Accountancy & Finance)

Year 2 - Level 2 Core Modules

Semester 1

  • AB21001 Financial Decision Analysis
  • AB21002 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • EC21001 Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • AB22004 Intermediate Financial Management
  • AB22003 Intermediate Management Accounting
  • EC22002 Macroeconomics & Economic Statistics 

Year 3 – Core Modules

  • AB30002 Advanced Financial Management
  • AB30008 Taxation
  • AB30012 International Capital Markets
  • EC30001 Econometrics
  • EC30011 Microeconomic Analysis 

Year 4 - Core Modules

  • AB40004 Financial Management Theory
  • EC40010 Financial Economic Analysis

Plus - Students choose two modules from Accounting & Finance and one module from Economic Studies

Accounting & Finance – choose two modules from:

  • AB30001 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • AB30009 Financial Reporting Theory
  • AB30014 Business Strategy & Policy
  • AB40003 Social Responsibility
  • AB40005 Financial Statement Analysis
  • AB40010 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • AB40011 Dissertation
  • AB40014 Fiscal Studies

Economic Studies – choose one module from:  

  • EC30003 Marketing
  • EC30005 Financial Institutions
  • EC30008 Human Resources
  • EC30012 Macroeconomic Analysis
  • EC40002 Government and Business
  • EC40004 Economics of Globalisation
  • EC40005 International Finance
  • EC40006 Risk & Information
  • EC40007 Business Strategy  

Many BFin students go on to work in the financial services sector either as analysts, fund managers or on the trading floors of investment banks. A large number take professional examinations such as those of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland or the Chartered Financial Analyst Association.

You’ll be able to make use of the university's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently 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.

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Fees for students starting 2017/18

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 £9,250 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) £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
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