Bachelor in Accountancy (Hons)


Program Description


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, boasting a 100% employability rate, 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.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 Accounting and Finance is ranked in the top 5 in Scotland, top 15 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

#2 100% of our Accountancy students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2017)

#3 5 QS Stars for Teaching, Employability and Internationalisation (QS Stars University Ratings)

Course details

You can study Accountancy as a four-year single-honours degree, or combine it with one of eight other courses to broaden your focus. In your first three semesters, your core studies in accounting and finance will be complemented by teaching in economics, business management and business law. Semesters 4-8 will help you to develop an analytical approach to relevant subjects through eleven advanced core modules. Among those modules will be your dissertation, which will introduce you to research methods in accounting and enhance your communication, evaluation and analytical skills.


When you study Accountancy at the University of Stirling you can be confident that everything you learn is in tune with 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 ranked in the top 25 institutions in the UK for Business and Management from a pool of over 100 in the most recent Research Excellence Framework study.


You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. For Honours students, all advanced modules undertaken during the final two years count equally towards your overall degree classification. In Semester 8 you’ll complete a dissertation on an approved subject.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.


Mr Christopher Coles, Course Director

+44 (0) 1786 466415

Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU) £ 12,140.00
  • Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
  • Students from the rest of the UK £9,250 per year for a maximum of 4 years
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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