Finance can be a fast paced and changing environment. You can learn about the role of finance in business, analytical skills, economics, and accounting.
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.
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 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.
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 2018|
|Qualification||Level 1 Entry||Advanced Entry to Level 2|
|SQA Higher/Advanced Higher||BBBC (minimum) - ABBB (typical) at Higher. English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended.||BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting at Advanced Higher. English (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended|
|GCE A-Level||BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. GCSE English and mathematics at B / 6 is recommended.||BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting. GCSE English at B / 6 is recommended.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC)||H2H2H2H3 at Higher Level. Ordinary Level English and mathematics at O2 is recommended||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|
|BTEC||A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM||A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD|
|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|
|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|
English Language Requirement
For non EU students
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
- AB11002 Introductory Financial Accounting
- EC11002 Global Economic Perspectives
- AB11009 Business Management & Information Systems
- AB12003 Introductory Management Accounting
- MA12003 Statistics and Probability
- EC12004 Foundations of Economic Analysis (Accountancy & Finance)
Year 2 - Level 2 Core Modules
- AB21001 Financial Decision Analysis
- AB21002 Intermediate Financial Accounting
- EC21001 Microeconomics
- 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
Optional modules are subject to change.
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.
Fees for students starting 2018-19
|Fee category||Fees for students starting 2018-19|
|Scottish and EU students||£1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2017 entry). Fees for September 2018 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2018.|
|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)||£16,450 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 not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.
Unistats data set - formerly the Key Information Set (KIS)
|Degree||UCAS Code||Unistats Data|
|Apply Now||Finance BFin||N300|