Accounting and Finance

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 7.33 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:5584 Duration:12 months

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Even if you are not considering a career as a financial manager, most pathways in business require an ability to use and interpret financial information. This course will give you the knowledge you need to apply accounting principles in a way that enhances business strategies. You will explore the latest theories and current practices, earning to assess them critically.

In this course youll learn the principles of accounting and finance, working in teams that mirror the business working environment. Youll develop critical evaluation skills that will allow you to analyse financial data, with the aim of applying it to your area of business. Teamwork skills will also be emphasised, as you work collaboratively with fellow students experienced in a variety of disciplines. Your research and presentation skills will be developed throughout the taught course and as you prepare for your final dissertation.

Through this course, you'll learn and develop a combination of accounting, finance and other business skills. These include specific accounting techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, tax, auditing, corporate governance and statistics. You'll learn to use relevant IT systems, and acquire relevant knowledge of law, economics and the business environment. The generic skills of time management, project management, communication, collection and management of data, and IT skills will all serve you well in the future, whatever your eventual field of work.

Career prospects
We are one of the top universities in Scotland for graduate employability, with over 93% of our graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduating.

We are one of the top universities in Scotland for graduate employability, with over 93% of our graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduating.

A postgraduate degree in Accounting and Finance can offer you a valuable head-start in your chosen career and open the door to a wide range of opportunities within an accounting firm, commercial organisation, or the public sector, including accounting, banking and general management positions.

Based over one year, the course will involve lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Below is an indication of the compulsory modules you could study:

Trimester 1

Accounting Principles, Corporate Strategy, Financial Management

Trimester 2

Choice of three from Strategic Financial Management, Strategic Management Accounting, Management Accounting Research Issues or Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting

Trimester 3

Research Methods, Dissertation

Modular learning
Our courses are structured by modules which gives our students a flexible learning programme. Modules covered by this course:

* Year 1

Accounting Principles

You will be introduced to the role that finance plays in an organisation. You will analyse a company's performance and deal with planning and decision making with particular reference to the budget process and the factors impacting on the short-term decision making in an organisation.
Module Code: ACC11101
SCQF Level: 11
SCQF Credit Value: 20.00
ECTS Credit Value: 10.00

You'll need a recognised honours degree at 2.2 or above or equivalent for entry into this course.Please note that holders of UK university degrees in Accounting will not be admitted to this course.All of our entry requirements are published on our course pages. Just search for a course that interests you then explore to find out more! If you're from outside the UK we also publish information about general entry requirements using the qualifications from your country. If your first language is not English you will usually have to take an English language test, unless you studied your undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language. Otherwise, we ask for evidence that you have the correct level of English language competency. Please note your English Language test must normally have been taken within 2 years of you starting studies with us. The English language tests and scores we accept are: * IELTS 6.0 overall with no element below 5.5 * TOEFL IBT 80 or above with at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing * Pearsons Test of Academic English 56 or above with at least a score of 51 in the listening, reading, writing and speaking components * Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) at grade C or above English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL iBT® test: 80 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Accreditation

Accredited by the major UK accounting institutes - vital for progression into the industry.

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