BAcc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance

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

Accountancy and Finance

Key facts

  • Award BAcc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time
  • UCAS Code NN43
  • Study abroad opportunities

Accreditations

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.

Studying Accountancy and Finance 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. Our combined Accountancy and Finance course includes content specifically geared towards entering the banking and investment industries.   

The ideal path to a career in accountancy combines a university degree with recognised professional qualifications. This degree course 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 analyse financial statements, through to an in-depth knowledge of economics, taxation and reporting, our Accountancy and Finance 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 an innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by our partner Amplify. This won the CFA Institute Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) Global Award and gives you the chance to trade futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By letting you trade in real time, but 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

Accountancy and Finance 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)

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.

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What our students said

Matthew Corbett
Matthew Corbett
United Kingdom
BAcc(Hons) Accountancy and Finance
Every lecturer want to see their students succeed and there is ample opportunity to get help beyond tutorials and lectures. The majority of lecturers also have real world experience which they bring to each of their lectures, making them more interesting by being able to show real world application and not just in a textbook.
Fiona Jayne Smith
Fiona Jayne Smith
United Kingdom
BAcc(Hons) Accountancy and Finance
All the lecturers inject personality into their teaching making the subject interesting and engaging. As long as you are willing to put the effort in they will do everything in their power to help and support you. I would not have achieved all that I have without their continued advice and support.
Denise Kaufmann
Denise Kaufmann
Austria
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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