BAcc (Hons) Accountancy

Study Accountancy at the University of Stirling and discover why our quadruple-accredited course ranks among the best in the UK.

Key facts

  • Award BAcc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code N400
  • Study abroad opportunities


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)

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If you’re planning a career in accountancy or the financial sector, studying at the University of Stirling is the perfect starting point. Stirling ranks among the top 3 places to study Accountancy and Finance in Scotland (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), boasting 5-star teaching and multiple industry accreditation.

An accounting degree empowers you to prepare, present and interpret financial information for a wide range of organisations, and the skills you learn will enable investors, lenders, management and others to make key decisions based on financial facts.

The ideal path to a career in accountancy combines a university degree with recognised professional qualifications. Our Accountancy programme has been created with this in mind, and successful completion of the course will ensure many professional bodies give you significant exemptions from their exams.

From a basic understanding of how to prepare financial statements, through to an in-depth knowledge of auditing, taxation and reporting, our Accountancy degree covers everything you’ll need to know to join the thousands of Stirling graduates who have successfully transitioned from this course into the professional world.

Amplify Trading Boot Camp

The course also includes our week-long Amplify Trading Boot Camp. This won the CFA Institute Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) global award and gives you the chance to participate in highly realistic computer-based simulations that replicate the experience of trading in financial markets. By letting you trade in a simulated environment with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they function in practice. 

Student Managed Investment Fund

Our students have established a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with support of our academics within the Accounting and Finance Division. The SMIF allows you to gain practical experience of managing investments. A student-led project, it will help you to enhance your employability before you graduate – giving you exceptional practical understanding of theoretical aspects of investment valuation. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of responsible investment, including the use of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria when selecting stocks. Find out more about the Student Managed Investment Fund, the regular guest speakers and how you can get involved at the SMIF website.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

Accountancy at Stirling is accredited by four major regulatory bodies, meaning you’ll enjoy significant exemptions from their exams when the time comes to begin your professional life.

We’re accredited by:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)

Prizes or awards

ICAS Charles Scott Prize
A prize of £100 is awarded annually to the Bachelor of Accountancy student with the highest overall performance in modules ACCU9A1 and ACCU9A2 in the same academic session.

Ede and Ravenscroft Prize
The Ede and Ravenscroft prize of £1000 is awarded on academic merit to the top graded 2nd Year student within each School.

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What our students said

Jordan Moore
Jordan Moore
United Kingdom
BAcc(Hons) Accountancy
What attracted me to the University of Stirling was the reputation of the Management School, which is globally recognised and highly regarded in UK education. Being able to create a support network with other students and receive detailed feedback was significant for my success and development through my degree.
Denise Kaufmann
Denise Kaufmann
BAcc (Hons) Accountancy and Marketing
I was attracted by the fact that the degree combinations were so flexible and thought it would be the perfect place to further my knowledge...
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 Akhil Rawal
Akhil Rawal
BAcc (Hons) Accountancy and Economics
One of the best aspects of the course was how interactive the tutorials were.
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