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The award
BA, BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Accounting and Finance at Robert Gordon University

This degree is an excellent springboard from which to launch a professional career in accountancy or finance. It is designed to provide you with a stimulating intellectual experience and a broad vocational accountancy education.

The structure of the course is highly innovative and there is a paid placement opportunity for students embarking on the Honours route. This has proved extremely popular with both students and employers alike.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting

  • Introduction to Finance

  • Business Ethics

  • Introductory Economics

  • Business Law

  • People Management

  • Management Accounting

  • Management Concepts


Year 2

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Accounting

  • Business Finance

  • Enterprise Development

  • Quantitative Business Techniques

  • Advanced Business Law

  • Business Information Systems


Year 3

Honours students on the placement route spend 48 weeks in an accounting- or finance-related paid placement and undertake two Auditing modules via distance learning. Students on the non-placement routes study Auditing, Finance and management subjects.

Year 4

  • Financial Accounting

  • Taxation

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Plus two honours electives.


Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBCC

GCE A level: CCC

ILC Higher: BBC1C1

International Baccalaureate: 26 points

Alternative qualifications: Equivalent overseas qualifications and some access programmes will be considered. Entry to year 2 for relevant HND qualifications

Degree Link Programme: Entry to year 3 of the course will be possible for those who have completed an HND in Accounting at one of our partner FE Colleges. Direct Entrants to year 3 will not undertake a placement in year 3.

Candidates for whom English is not their first language must be able to demonstrate a suitable level in written and spoken English. This is demonstrated by providing an IELTS certificate (minimum score of 6.5 required) or equivalent.

Placements and accreditations

In year 3 you will have the opportunity to undertake a 48 week paid placement. This is the only accountancy course in Scotland that offers such an opportunity.

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 and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Students who entered the degree in years 2 or 3 are considered on an individual basis by the Professional Bodies.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: £1820 for academic year 2010/11


Students from Scotland and the EU are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

If you are from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should apply to the appropriate funding body.

  • England - http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

  • Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

  • Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/


International Students

  • New students: £8650 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online at http://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.

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