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Study Accountancy and Finance at the University of Stirling and discover why our quadruple-accredited course ranks among the best in the UK.
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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 5 places to study Accountancy and Finance in Scotland (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), boasting 5-star teaching and quadruple 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. The boot camp 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 with real money. 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.
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:
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.
There are three prizes of £200 awarded annually to the students with the highest overall performance in each of the modules ACCU9A4, ACCU9AA and ACCU9A6.
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Read Denise's storyI was attracted by the fact that the degree combinations were so flexible and thought it would be the perfect place to further my knowledge...
Read Kelly's storyThe small number of lecturers is a huge advantage as well. During the four years you get to know the lecturers and you build relationships with them. They are all very helpful no matter how big or small the issue is and the division as a whole is very well run.
Read Laura's storyDuring my studies I have not only learned the necessary skills for my chosen career and gained employment in my field, but in doing so I have made friends with people from all over the world.