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

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
N400
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
N400
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 17 Sep 2021 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.

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: ABBBB (incl English and Maths)
Minimum entry requirement*: BBBBC (incl English and Maths)
A level: BCC GCSE: B/5 (English and Maths)
ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 H3 (incl English and Maths)
IB Diploma: 25 points (incl English and Maths)
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip in Business GCSE: B/6 (English and Maths)
SWAP: Law, Business and Accounting - ABB

Year 3
College HND: Accounting - graded units AAA

English language 
IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent)

Additional Information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

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.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

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

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU: £1,820*
International: £12,250

*Scottish and EU student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

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

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 million per year.

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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.