Glasgow Caledonian University


This course is accredited by the main UK professional accountancy bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA), with the focus on practical content and your future employability. Along with all aspects of accountancy, you’ll study topics in economics, law and management.

This programme will encourage you to develop a broad, comparative understanding of the practices of accounting and develop an ability to evaluate theories and evidence concerning the effects of accounting on organisations and society. You’ll benefit from using practical accounting packages, our small class sizes and excellent access to staff, as well as a series of guest speakers to enhance your learning.

Year 1: Accounting and supporting business subjects

Year 2: Ethics, Taxation, Management and Accounting Control, Financial Accounting Regulation

Year 3: Auditing, Current Issues, Public Finance, Strategy, Research

Year 4: Includes specialist subjects, advanced Accounting and Finance topics, options from a wider subject range plus Honours Dissertation in your chosen area.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at BBBBB including English, History or Modern Studies and Maths (or Applications of Maths) or Accounting.

Widening access entry: 5 Highers at BBBBC including English, History or Modern Studies and Maths (or Applications of Maths) or Accounting.

Progression Routes

On graduation you will have the opportunity to train as a professional accountant while completing your professional exams. Once qualified, you may work in a specialist area such as auditing, taxation, as a liquidator or in a broader role as a management consultant.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Glasgow School for Business and Society


Finance, Accounting and Risk

SCQF Level