Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance


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 and Finance (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018), 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.

Top reasons to study with us

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

#2 5 QS Stars for Teaching, Employability and Internationalisation (QS Stars University Ratings)

#3 Accredited by four major professional accountancy and finance bodies

Course details

If you’re planning a career in the accountancy profession or wider financial sector, our combined Accountancy and Finance course is designed with you in mind. After four years of study, you’ll have an honours degree and a focused knowledge of your field, and qualifications exempting you from several professional examinations.

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 nine advanced core modules – alongside elective modules of your choosing.


You’ll learn through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. Small group tutorials will also provide feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester.


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 contrast to the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) course, Accountancy and Finance does not require the completion of a dissertation in Semester 8.

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

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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