BA/BA (Hons) Accountancy Pathway

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Accountancy at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you will study HND Accounting at Glasgow Clyde College while preparing for year 3 and 4 (for Honours) of the degree at GCU.

BA (Hons) Accountancy graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as professional accountants, preparing financial statements and record business transactions, tracking financial performance, and participating in mergers, acquisitions and quality management.

Choose the Accountancy study pathway if:

  • you are interested in economics, accountancy and finance
  • you want to become an important part of the business world
  • you enjoy hands-on practical work
  • you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff  
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study

Year 3

Auditing, Current Issues, Public Finance, Strategy, Research

Year 4

Includes specialist subjects, advanced Accounting and Finance topics, options from a wider subject range plus Honours Dissertation in your chosen area

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

BA/BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Aug 2021
Multiple Locations
N410
BA/BA (Hons)
Full Time
1 Year
Aug 2021
Multiple Locations
N410
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA/BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Aug 2021 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply
BA/BA (Hons) Full Time 1 Year Aug 2021 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBC (incl English and Maths)

Progression criteria
Progress to year three with HND Accounting - graded units AAA

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

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.

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.

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

Tuition fees 2021/22

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish student tuition 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.

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 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

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

For the first two years of study you will attend Glasgow Clyde College and follow the teaching and assessment guidelines for the HND Accounting.

In Years 3 and 4 you will undertake study at GCU. 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 wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure not only that our students will gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of accountancy but also to develop their intellectual and personal skills.

For the first two years of study you will attend Glasgow Clyde College and follow the teaching and assessment guidelines for the HND Accounting.

In Years 3 and 4 you will undertake study at GCU.

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our teaching is supported by a strong record in relevant research, consultancy and scholarly activity.

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. We regularly invite in guest lecturers from industry to show our students the practical relevance of the academic material they are covering.

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.

The programme is also designed to allow graduates access to a wide range of careers within the business and public sectors and within academia.