Accounting and Finance Degree BA (Hons)

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

1. Overview

Our Accounting and Finance degree has been developed to equip you with relevant industry knowledge. Many of our graduates secure employment with leading financial organisations.

This is the only Accounting and Finance degree in Scotland which has a year-long salaried work placement. Many of our students do so well in their placements that they are offered a job by their placement employer to return to the organisation after graduation.

We have established close links with professional accounting bodies and employers, which ensures our course is relevant for today’s accounting profession. You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our teaching staff on accounting modules who are all Chartered Accountants, many of whom qualified with a Big Four firm: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

The latest data from HESA shows that accounting and finance graduates from RGU are more likely to be employed than their counterparts at the London School of Economics. (Times Higher Education – 26 Nov).

2. What you will study

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: ABBB

GCE A Level: BBC

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3

IB Diploma: 29

Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants from Partner Colleges: A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3. Students entering Year 3 of the course will follow the class based taught route as an alternative to a placement in Year 3. Find out more about Degree Link.

Advanced Entry: All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirementsAll applicants whose first language is not English are required to have an Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0. Appropriate equivalents will be considered.

* 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.

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement

Unique amongst Accounting and Finance degrees in Scotland, this course has a one-year (minimum 48 weeks) paid work placement in year 3. Placements are in an accounting or finance position within, for example, a professional accounting firm or the accounting department in a wide range of companies including those in the financial services sector. On placement, there is further development of academic knowledge by studying two modules in auditing by distance learning.

Professional Accreditation

The Honours degree is fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and receives excellent exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Association of International Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Students who enter the degree in years 2 or 3 are considered on an individual basis by the professional bodies.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

A range of scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

Bursaries

Students from this degree with appropriate circumstances would be eligible to apply for an ICAS Foundation bursary.

CIMA Fees

View a full list of fees for CIMA registration, exams and subscription

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full placement year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full placement year

International Students

  • £11,400 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full placement year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full placement year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full placement year

International Students

  • £11,000 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full placement year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 for a full placement year

Part-time

  • £910 per year for stage 3 part-time

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 per academic year
  • £2,500 for a full placement year

Part-time

  • £2,500 per year for stage 3 part-time

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,500 per academic year
  • £1,000 for a full placement year

Part-time

  • £5,250 per year for stage 3 part-time

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

Graduates from this degree are in great demand by employers, including the Big Four accountancy firms, multinational companies in a wide range of industries, investment fund managers and banks. Possible careers are in areas such as financial and management accountancy, auditing, taxation and corporate finance.

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UCAS Code

N420

Start date

September

Course length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time; Stage 3 is available part-time

Academic school
Aberdeen Business School

Undergraduate Guide

  1. ICRGU - Accounting and Finance

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    The International College at Robert Gordon University offers first year degree entry into Accounting and Finance courses at Robert Gordon University for International Students.


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