Duration of programme: 4 years (where students join the programme in year 1)
Award on successful completion: Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Accreditation: ICAS, CIMA, ACCA and AIA
Location of delivery: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee
Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits in each academic year, delivered mostly in modules of 20 credits each, with 60 credits taken in term 1, and 60 credits in term 2 each year.
Contact hours and workload: Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort; on average across the 4 years of this programme, 20% of that time is in lectures, seminars and similar activities; the remainder is independent study.
Assessment methods: Being a professionally accredited programme, there is a strong reliance on exams as assessment. However, students are well prepared for these with lots of examples being practiced in class in advance. Additionally, a wide range of other assessment techniques are used, such as presentations, online discussions, and development of recommendations/possible solutions to live business projects from a wide range of organisations.
Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff of the Division of Accounting, Business and Management in the School of Business, Law and Social Science. Staff profiles can be viewed at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search
Core modules in the programme:
Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:
Developments in the discipline: This programme is heavily shaped by the requirements of the main accounting professional bodies, from which it gets professional examination exemptions and accreditations. These bodies regularly review their curriculum and changes are reflected in the delivery of this programme.