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

We prepare graduates for careers both locally and internationally. Dundee offers full accreditation from ICAS, ACCA, AIA and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

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 BAcc degree also provides exemption from some of the following bodies’ professional examinations:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA)
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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 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 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
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

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

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 (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.

What you will study

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time. You study levels 1-4, as described below. If you choose to study a degree without honours, you study for three years, levels 1-3.

Advanced entry

You can study for this degree in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. This route allows you to reduce study time by one year and to start working and earning earlier.

Course content

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.

 

Year 1 Core modules

(Exit Point: Certificate of Higher Education, 120 credits at Level 1)

Management and Information Systems

Foundations of Economic Analysis 

International Business Environment 

Introduces you to the relationship between firms and their local and global environments, as well as discussing aspects of managerial theory and material relating to personal financial planning.

Introductory Financial Accounting 

Introduces students to the basic concepts of accounting practices, including bookkeeping and the production of external financial reports.

Introductory Management Accounting 

Introduces students to the foundations of costing and accounting for planning and control.

Statistics and Probability 

Year 2 Core modules

(Exit Point: Diploma of Higher Education, 120 credits at Level 1, 80 credits at Level 2)

During Year 2 there is an opportunity for students to study abroad in Europe, North America and Australia for one or both semesters.

Intermediate Financial Accounting

This module covers the micro aspects of the economy by focusing, initially, on the basic theories of consumer and firm behaviour that form the basis for the derivation and analysis of the market demand and supply in various settings.  The module then examines these settings by looking more closely at the market structure.

Macroeconomics and Economic Statistics

Financial Decision Analysis 

Builds on the Level 1 Business Statistics module, introducing students to the modern techniques used in financial decision analysis, including linear programming, queuing and inventory modelling.

Intermediate Financial Management

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.

Intermediate Management Accounting

Builds on Level 1 material by introducing higher level concepts in costing and managerial reporting in general.

Year 3 Core Modules

(Exit Point: Bachelor of Finance, 360 or more credits (but less than 480) including at least 120 at Level 3; BA General 300 or more credits, 60 of which must be at level 3)

To further develop knowledge and skills gained in the year 2 module, Intermediate Financial Accounting.  To provide a comprehensive coverage of the practical and theoretical aspects of applying accounting standards, preparing and understanding published financial statements.

Advanced Management Accounting 

To emphasise competencies required for professional management accounting and for emerging roles of accountants especially in relation to strategic management accounting.

To provide practical applications of some of the theoretical issues in management accounting

Advanced Financial Management

Provides students with an awareness of key theories in financial management, including modern portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, dividend theory and capital structure theory. Consideration is also given to how investment decisions are made in practice, particularly when capital is rationed.

This module discusses some of the key topics in auditing, such as: Audit framework and regulation; planning and risk assessment, internal control, audit evidence and audit review and reporting.

Deals with the personal taxation aspects of the UK Tax system.  In doing so it considers the most common forms of income for the majority of individuals, namely income from employment and self-employment.  Enables the students to calculate the income tax liability based on a variety of sources of income and expenditure.

The module aims to provide students with an overview of the development and contribution of the variety of theoretical perspectives that inform the practices of accounting and our understanding of its place within society.

The module explores financial markets and financial management issues in an international context. Specifically, the module examines currency, bond and derivatives markets, and explores how multinational companies and international investors can use these markets.

To develop students' understanding of the methodologies and methods appropriate to conducting of research in Business Management (BM) and their ability to write a robust dissertation research proposal.

Year 4

(Degree with Honours; requires 480 more credits in total, including at least 120 at Level 3 and 90 at Level 4 within a period of five academic years from date of first matriculation)

BAcc with an Accountancy Specialism

Together with Introductory Financial Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting, the module is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects underpinning the preparation of published financial statements.

Together with Auditing, the module is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects underpinning the audit of published financial statements.

Optional modules

The total number of credits in Senior Honours must be equal to 120 credits (at least 90 in junior and senior honours combined must be in modules that are at Level 4).

Six from (or five plus Dissertation):

The module explores financial markets and financial management issues in an international context. Specifically, the module examines currency, bond and derivatives markets, and explores how multinational companies and international investors can use these markets.

Examining Business Information Systems 

The module integrates traditional and contemporary theories related to the development of business information and these approaches are inherent to the way(s) and to the environments in which business is conducted.

Social Responsibility 

This module takes a critically engaged and socially aware perspective, to provide a theoretical foundation for understanding developments in social and environmental responsibility and accountability.

This module builds upon the introduction to financial statement analysis in Advanced Financial Accounting and shows how financial statement data can be analysed and used in a variety of decision-making contexts.

Aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake supervised, independent research into a topic of their choice, relevant to their degree subject, and to apply the full range of associated research skills required to produce a dissertation.

This module covers the principles of Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Inheritance Tax (IHT), Corporation Tax (CT), Scottish Taxes, UK Tax Planning and Ethics. Relevant aspects of international taxation and current tax issues are also discussed.

It will introduce students to the key elements of human rights discourse and help them to explore the potential influences of human rights and their impacts on business, other organisations and individual lives.

To introduce students to the key issues in modern debates on corporate governance, including analysis of regulatory codes, board practices, reward structures, failures, international  comparisons and innovations.

To introduce students to both the theoretical and the applied literature which investigates how securities should be priced and how investors appraise securities in practice.

This module introduces students to up-to-date debates and issues of critical importance in modern finance. These include developing an understanding of issues introduced in 3FM including the cost of capital and market efficiency, as well as modern theories relating to mergers, acquisitions and other forms of restructuring.

The module will consider the different approaches to measuring portfolio performance and investigate the performances of portfolios which include emerging market securities, ethical investments, bonds and hedge funds.

BAcc with a Finance Specialism Core modules

Core modules

To introduce students to the key issues in modern debates on corporate governance, including analysis of regulatory codes, board practices, reward structures, failures, international  comparisons and innovations.

This module introduces students to up-to-date debates and issues of critical importance in modern finance. These include developing an understanding of issues introduced in 3FM including the cost of capital and market efficiency, as well as modern theories relating to mergers, acquisitions and other forms of restructuring.

Any three from

The module explores financial markets and financial management issues in an international context. Specifically, the module examines currency, bond and derivatives markets, and explores how multinational companies and international investors can use these markets.

Examining Business Information Systems 

The module integrates traditional and contemporary theories related to the development of business information and these approaches are inherent to the way(s) and to the environments in which business is conducted.

To introduce students to both the theoretical and the applied literature which investigates how securities should be priced and how investors appraise securities in practice.

The module will consider the different approaches to measuring portfolio performance and investigate the performances of portfolios which include emerging market securities, ethical investments, bonds and hedge funds.

A further three ( or one plus a Dissertation) from

The module explores financial markets and financial management issues in an international context. Specifically, the module examines currency, bond and derivatives markets, and explores how multinational companies and international investors can use these markets.

Examining Business Information Systems 

The module integrates traditional and contemporary theories related to the development of business information and these approaches are inherent to the way(s) and to the environments in which business is conducted.

Social Responsibility 

This module takes a critically engaged and socially aware perspective, to provide a theoretical foundation for understanding developments in social and environmental responsibility and accountability.

This module builds upon the introduction to financial statement analysis in Advanced Financial Accounting and shows how financial statement data can be analysed and used in a variety of decision-making contexts.

Aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake supervised, independent research into a topic of their choice, relevant to their degree subject, and to apply the full range of associated research skills required to produce a dissertation.

This module covers the principles of Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Inheritance Tax (IHT), Corporation Tax (CT), Scottish Taxes, UK Tax Planning and Ethics. Relevant aspects of international taxation and current tax issues are also discussed.

It will introduce students to the key elements of human rights discourse and help them to explore the potential influences of human rights and their impacts on business, other organisations and individual lives.

To introduce students to both the theoretical and the applied literature which investigates how securities should be priced and how investors appraise securities in practice.

The module will consider the different approaches to measuring portfolio performance and investigate the performances of portfolios which include emerging market securities, ethical investments, bonds and hedge funds.

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.

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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.


Unistats data set (formerly the Key Information Set (KIS) Unistats data set - formerly the Key Information Set (KIS)

  Degree UCAS Code Unistats Data
Apply NowAccountancy BAcc (Hons)N400
Apply NowAccountancy (without Honours) BAccN410
Apply NowAccountancy and Mathematics BSc (Hons)GN14
Apply NowAccountancy with Business Finance BAcc (Hons)N400 (ABF)
Apply NowAccountancy with French BAcc (Hons)N400 (AL)
Apply NowAccountancy with German BAcc (Hons)N400 (AL)
Apply NowAccountancy with Spanish BAcc (Hons)N400 (AL)