University of Strathclyde


Year 1
You’ll be introduced to the basic principles of investment and value, valuation of bonds and shares, investment decisions in business companies and accounting methods.

Year 2
Classes include domestic and international financial decision-making and policies in business, risk and return and the pricing of company shares and the efficiency of financial markets.

Statistical and spreadsheet methods of analysing financial problems will be included in the core classes. You’ll develop an understanding of financial statements and the banking system through optional classes.

Year 3
Core classes include advanced methods of empirical analysis, and access to historic and live data. You’ll have a choice of optional classes covering financial statements or financial markets and the banking system as in Year 2.

Year 4
You can either specialise in Finance as a Single Honours subject or continue to a Joint Honours degree in Finance and your other principal subject.

If you take Single Honours in Finance, you’ll do a research dissertation in Finance, while Joint Honours students typically have the choice of doing their dissertation in either Finance or their other principal subject.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAABB (two sittings) including English plus Maths at National 5 at B.

Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AABBBB (two sittings) including English plus Maths at National 5 at B.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Strathclyde Business School


Accounting and Finance

SCQF Level