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BA (Hons) Accounting (Partner institutions)

UCAS Code - Apply via partner institution

Our Accounting 2 year or 3 year honours degree is ideal if you hold advanced qualifications from partner institutions and wish to pursue a career in accountancy.

Accounting (Partner institutions)

Clearing places available to eligible students      Clearing 2018

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September
  • Duration 24 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based

This degree is only available to students from partner institutions.

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 UK’s top 15 places to study accountancy, with a 5-star teaching rating (QS Stars University Ratings).

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.

Our degree provides you with the opportunity to study accountancy in depth, while also giving you a broad understanding of the wider business environment. You'll gain both a degree from a reputable university as well as acquiring useful transferable skills such as communication and research skills.

Apply through your partner institution.

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  • Entry requirements

    Only available to students from partner institutions who bear the appropriate entry requirements. This would be either an HND from a partner further education college, or successful completion of relevant programmes at INTO. 

    Depending on the level of qualifications you have, you may enter either Year 2 or Year 3.

  • Additional information

    General entrance requirements apply

    If you’ve taken exams over two sittings, repeated an exam, or been upgraded, the entrance requirements may be higher.

    Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.

    Application procedure

    Entry only available from partner institutions.

  • English language requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

    • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
    • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

    More information on our English language requirements

    Pre-sessional English language courses

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

    Find out more about our pre-sessional English language courses

Both of our two and three year degrees consist of three 20-credit modules delivered per semester.

Three year degree

Year 2

You'll join the degree programme at the start of Semester 3, and in Semesters 3 and 4 you'll study a series of core modules to give you a grounding for subsequent stages of more advanced studies. These core modules will be in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Economics, and Management.

Years 3 and 4

In semesters 5-8, you develop a more critical and analytical approach to your studies. You'll take modules in Corporate Finance, Accounting Information and Employment, Personal Financial Planning, External Reporting, Advanced Financial Accounting and Applied Management Accounting. Higher-level skills of critical evaluation, analysis and synthesis are extended in the Critical Analysis of Accountancy and Finance module.  There will be numerous opportunities to develop your work-related skills at every stage of your studies.

Two year degree

In semesters 5 and 6, you'll study Corporate Finance, Quantitative Methods, Accounting Information and Employment, Finance 2, External Reporting and Applied Management Accounting. In your final semesters you'll study Advanced Financial Accounting, Personal Financial Planning, and Auditing. Higher-level skills of critical evaluation, analysis and synthesis are extended in the Critical Analysis of Accountancy and Finance module. As with our three-year degree option, there's numerous opportunities to develop your work-related skills at every stage of your studies. 


The module details given below are subject to change as the University regularly revises and refreshes the curriculum of our taught programmes. The modules outlined below represent those offered in 2017/18 on this course of study.

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Course details

  • Teaching

    Our course is delivered via three 20-credit modules per semester. When you study Accounting at the University of Stirling you can be confident that everything you learn incorporates the latest industry trends. You’ll learn through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Small group tutorials will also provide feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester.

    All our teaching is rooted in world-class research, and Stirling Management School is ranked in the top 25 institutions in the UK for Business and Management, out of over 100, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework study (REF 2014).

  • Assessment

    The main methods of assessment are coursework (generally accounting for 20-30% of attainment) and an end of semester unseen closed-book written examination.

  • Contact

For fees and funding information, please contact your partner institution.

What jobs can you get with an Accounting degree?

Taking our Accounting degree (partner institutions) can open up opportunities with finance-related organisations, private and public sector bodies, and a host of other employers. 

Good accountancy courses prepare you for professional life in a range of roles, such as a financial analyst for fund management institutions, a dealer on the stock exchange, an investment banker or a financial market regulator. Our graduates are working in 21 different countries for companies including JP Morgan, IBM, RBS and many more. 

An accountancy degree doesn’t only set you up for a career in the financial sector; a wide range of employers recognise that your accounting/finance background and strong business-focused education, means you're equipped with important skills (numerical, communication, problem-solving and more).

During your degree, you can also take advantage of a range of specialist career services. Find out more about how we prepare you for the world of work.

  • Employability skills

    Your employability is one of our highest priorities, and we want to make sure you have every possible advantage when you enter the job market. Our modules in Accounting Information and Employment and Professional Development and Practice, place a special focus on preparing you for the workplace. 

    Our course will equip you with skills in the following, plus much more:

    • External Reporting
    • Taxation
    • Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Communication and presentation
    • IT
    • Problem solving and analytical thinking
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