Accounting

Bachelor's degree

In Hamilton and Paisley

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Description

  • Duration

    3 Years

Facilities

Location

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Hamilton (South Lanarkshire)
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University Of The West Of Scotland, ML3 0JB

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Paisley (Renfrewshire)
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University Of The West Of Scotland, PA1 2BE

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To take into account

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS * Higher BBCC including English plus Maths at Standard Grade. * A-Level CC at GCE plus 3 GCSE passes including English and Maths. * FE Year 2 Entry with an HNC in an appropriate subject. Year 3 Entry with an HND in an appropriate subject. An appropriate HNC/HND award with the level of entry and/or credit being awarded being subject to the content of the HN programme. * Comments ...

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Course programme

Accountants are in demand in just about every business sector all over the world. This programme offers you the necessary academic grounding, as well as work placement opportunities, to enable you to meet the challenges of this demanding and stimulating career.

The programme covers the full range of accountancy subjects from financial and management accounting to financial management, taxation auditing and ancillary areas ensuring students acquire the necessary specialist and generic transferable skills relevant to a career in the field of accountancy.

The programme can be studied at either Paisley Campus or Hamilton Campus and is delivered by a core teaching staff of qualified professional accountants who are responsible for both module development and teaching (you can also study part-time at the Hamilton Campus). This ensures our students achieve a good balance between practical and theoretical knowledge, thereby enhancing their employability.

Students will be strongly encouraged to obtain relevant experience through work placement with one of the many employers that the University has built up strong links with over the years. This will not only enhance students’ experience but also their employability as they gain key transferable skills. This enables students to boost their CV with work placement in blue chip companies, chartered accountancy firms and the like throughout the UK, where they are supervised by qualified accountants to ensure a good breadth of knowledge is obtained. This experience also involves useful participation in the interview skills and CV preparation processes which the University offers.

Accountancy is a great all-round business degree which opens up opportunities in finance and if you look at the top management in any organisation, accountants figure heavily.

Course Contents

Year 1

Students will undertake a range of accountancy subjects, such as financial and management accounting as well as more general modules where accountancy is put into perspective in the business world.

Year 2

Year 2 develops financial and management accounting and introduces specialised areas of accounting such as tax and financial management. There is also the opportunity to undertake an optional subject of your choice, for example, a language or an accounting topic such as Accounting for International Business or anything from the wide range of business topics.

Year 3

Year 3 takes financial and management accounting to their highest level. Tax and auditing are also studied, as well as another optional subject, allowing you to gain excellent practical and theoretical knowledge.

Year 4


In the Honours year you will complete a dissertation on your choice of subject as well as looking at contemporary issues in accounting and accounting theory and history.

Placement Opportunities

As part of your BAcc degree you can apply for a sandwich placement in an appropriate business setting between Years 2 and 3. This provides a year’s work experience, which considerably enhances your employability. It also gives you the opportunity to develop skills and to acquire valuable experience that will facilitate a better understanding of the academic aspects of your programme in succeeding years. In the past, students have found placements in a wide range of companies in as well as in the rest of the.

Professional Recognition


Accountancy opens up many opportunities to students; you can take professional exams with the main accountancy bodies such as ICAS, ACCA and CIMA for which maximum exemptions are in place**or you can use your degree as a launch pad into general business or finance and perhaps look at other professional exams such as Chartered Institute of Bankers. The Bachelor of Accounting offers specialised study for a degree with maximum professional accreditation and exemptions.

Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher


BBCC including English plus Maths at Standard Grade.

  • A-Level

CC at GCE plus 3 GCSE passes including English and Maths.

  • FE

Year 2 Entry with an HNC in an appropriate subject.

Year 3 Entry with an HND in an appropriate subject.

An appropriate HNC/HND award with the level of entry and/or credit being awarded being subject to the content of the HN programme.

Mode of Attendance : Full - time

Accounting

Price on request