Accounting and Finance at Stirling ranks in the top 15 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and receives consistently high ratings in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The BA (Hons) in Professional Accountancy is a three-year Honours degree designed for students holding advanced qualifications who wish to pursue a career in accountancy. The degree provides a significant exemption from the professional examinations of the ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.

By studying towards this degree, you'll learn that accountancy involves the preparation and interpretation of financial information to enable investors, lenders, management, employees, government and others to make financial decisions.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 It offers the opportunity to graduate with an accredited honours degree in three years

#2 Accountancy and Finance at Stirling ranks in the top 5 in Scotland, top 15 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

#3 Your lecturers are experts in their field, with many having significant industrial experience.

Course details

In the first year of the degree, you'll study a series of core modules to give you a grounding for subsequent stages of more advanced studies. These core modules will be in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Business Law.

In subsequent years, you develop a more critical and analytical approach to your studies. You'll take modules in Advanced Financial Accounting, Accounting Information and Employment, and Applied Management Accounting, together with modules in Personal Financial Planning, Quantitative Methods, International Finance, and Financial Analysis, plus modules in Auditing, and Taxation. Higher-level skills of critical evaluation, analysis and synthesis are extended in the modules Issues in Accountancy and Critical Analysis of Accountancy and Finance.

There will be numerous opportunities to develop your work-related skills at every stage of your studies.


The normal mode of delivery is for three 20-credit modules to be delivered over an 11-week period in two semesters per annum. Each module usually consists of two-hours of lectures and a single one-hour seminar per week.


In order to achieve professional accreditation, many of the modules are assessed as both a two-hour unseen, closed book, written examination plus a one-hour unseen, closed book, computer-based class test.

At final year stage, more emphasis is put on assessment via essays and presentations.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.


Mr Christopher Coles, Course Director

+44 (0) 1786 466415


Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU): £ 12,140
  • Scottish and EU students: £ 1,820
  • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
Program taught in:
  • English

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Overseas students (non-EU): £ 12,140 / Scottish and EU students: £ 1,820 / Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
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