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Accounting, B.Acc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Accounting programme from University of the West of Scotland covers the full range of accountancy subjects. You will acquire the necessary specialist and generic transferable skills essential for your accountancy career.

You will develop specialist accountancy expertise as well as key transferable skills.

A variety of teaching and learning approaches emphasise the practical aspects of accounting, these include lectures, small group tutorials and workshops.

Highly-qualified professionals and academics and guest speakers will input to the course to provide industry insights and deepen your understanding of:

  • the accountancy profession
  • contemporary issues in finance
  • career and professional development issues
Jobs

UWS accountancy graduates have made careers in accountancy, finance, and general business management.

Previous graduates have gone on to work with well-known employers including:

  • Chivas Brothers
  • HMRC
  • Glasgow Airport
  • National Australia Group
  • RBS
  •  Shell
  • CBRE
  • NHS
  • Sainsbury’s

Graduates are currently working in roles including:

  • financial analysts
  • graduate accountants
  • credit operations advisers
  • tax specialists

Accreditation

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Studies include financial and management accounting and more general modules, which put accountancy into perspective in the business world.

Year 2

This year develops your financial and management accounting experience and introduces specialised areas of accounting such as personal tax.

Year 3

In-depth financial and management accounting is taught alongside the core module of auditing, providing excellent practical and theoretical knowledge.

Year 4

You will complete a dissertation on your choice of subject and will study the development of accounting standards and contemporary issues in accounting. Optional modules include accounting theory and history and international finance.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:

  • Qualification certificates/transcripts in English
  • English language proficiency test certificates
  • A signed academic reference on headed paper
  • CV in English
  • Proof of funding (if required)
  • Passport
  • Visa/CAS statement (if held)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

  • Channel Islands & Isle Of Man

£9,250 per year of study

Living costs

  • Hamilton, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Paisley, United Kingdom

    700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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