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Study Accountancy at the University of Stirling and discover why our quadruple-accredited course ranks among the best in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Accounting and Finance Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
A research-based prize of £100 is open to all students on the single Honours BAcc course and is awarded to the student(s) who submits the best undergraduate dissertation(s). The prize may be shared if more than one dissertation achieves the highest grade.
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.