UWS Clearing



BAcc (Hons)

4 years full-time, typically 6 years part-time

Lanarkshire, Paisley

September 2023


About the course

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degree will equip you with the skills needed for a successful career in accountancy.

Businesses rely on accountants to help them make informed financial decisions that contribute to their success. Studying this professionally-recognised degree will equip you with the know-how to play a part in this.

Covering a full range of accountancy subjects and with an emphasis on the practical aspects of accounting, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience needed to help everything add up in the workplace.


  • You’ll learn the practical skills required for working in accountancy – meaning you can hit the ground running when entering the workplace.
  • Teaching is delivered by highly-qualified accounting and finance professionals.
  • Regular guest lectures from industry experts provide valuable insight into a career in accountancy.
  • We work with a small number of companies who offer an opportunity to take part in a one-year industry placement to improve your skillset. This is a highly competitive process but successful applicants will benefit from this experience.

Professional Recognition

The BAcc Accounting is accredited by all the major accountancy bodies including: 

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points), plus SQA National 5 Maths (Grade B)
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) plus GCSE Maths (grade B / 6)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3, plus OL Maths (Grade 04)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBB (144 UCAS Tariff points) inc Higher English
  • A levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points) including English and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Accounting
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Accounting

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.