BA (Hons) Accountancy

Accountants play an important role in business, providing key information that underpins the work of decision makers within organisations.

Accredited by the main UK professional accountancy bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA), we focus on practical content and your future employability. Along with all aspects of accountancy, you'll study topics in economics, law and management.

Professional accountants prepare financial statements and record business transactions; they also use information systems to track financial performance and participate in mergers and acquisitions and the governance of organisations.

A high number of our graduates are employed by major accountancy firms and blue-chip organisations, often overseas, such as Grant Thornton, KPMG, Baker Tilly and Ernst & Young. Others secure training contracts and many undertake further professional study. Our graduates are exempt from a number of professional examinations.

Year 1

Financial and Management Accounting and supporting business subjects

Year 2

Ethics and Responsible Leadership, Corporate Finance, Public Sector Accounting, Management and Financial Accounting

Year 3

Taxation, Financial and Management Accounting, Audit, Business Research,  Option

Year 4

Includes specialist subjects such as ethics and corporate governance, as well as advanced Accounting and Finance topics and options from a wider subject range plus Honours Dissertation in your chosen area

The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students. Occasionally we have to make changes to programme information after it has been published. For full details of potential changes to programmes and how they can affect your application please read the Information for students relating to Programme Changes/Cancellation and Withdrawal from Portfolio.

Study Options

  • 2019/20

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
N400
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
14 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
N400
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 14 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

We're in UCAS Clearing!

Clearing spaces are available on this course for students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland and international students.

To enquire about a Clearing place at GCU, speak to our helpful Clearing team on 0800 027 9171.

Clearing entry requirements

A Level: CCC plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6

BTEC/CACHE: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at MMP plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6 

Standard entry requirements

Year 1

SQA Higher: ABBBB including English and Maths

A level: BCC plus GCSE Maths and English at B/5

ILC Higher: H1, H2, H3, H3, H3, including English and Maths at Higher level

IB Diploma: 25 points must include Maths and English

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at DMM plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6

Foundation apprenticeship

Accepted as equivalent to one Higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship.

English Language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,845 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

This programme is accredited by the main UK professional accountancy bodies including ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.

As a professionally accredited programme, our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is tailored to the needs of the profession and the requirements of the professional bodies.

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. All of our modules use GCULearn, the university's virtual learning environment, which provides course materials, reading resources, assessments and feedback are all available online. It is also used to enable students to undertake online activities and tasks, listen to podcasts, be involved in online discussion groups,and take part in blogs and Twitter-based learning activities. This approach is blended with more traditional lecture, tutorial and seminar contact.

Our curriculum is designed to promote employability, with our syllabus developed in line with the requirements of professional bodies in order to gain accreditation and subject exemptions.