Course Description

Accounting BSc Degree

The BSc Accounting is a distinctive broad business degree. It is unique in that it prepares students for a career in business and finance and for the pursuit of a professional accounting qualification, to further enhance career progression in business. Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including finance, law, management, economics, information systems, accounting, marketing and statistics.

The programme is delivered by top-tier, friendly and supportive lecturers. Lecturers include experienced academics and professionals; who have worked in a variety of major accounting firms, financial institutions and leading industrial companies. Some lecturers also teach at professional accounting level for the main professional accounting bodies. They have PhDs and are research active in UCC. Lecturers also consult for industry and publish regularly in international journals that are pertinent to industry and practice.

The programme boasts relatively small class sizes compared to other business programmes (approximately 70 students). This creates a student-friendly environment in which students benefit from high levels of guidance, support and peer networking, forming an excellent foundation for the development of life skills, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

The degree is designed to produce high-quality graduates equipped with skills to succeed in a variety of diverse roles while also offering a fast track into a career as a professional accountant. The programme maximises the exemptions from professional accounting body exams relative to other UCC undergraduate degrees (see Professional Accountancy Qualification below for more information).

The majority of graduates go on to qualify as professional accountants and subsequently go on to pursue successful careers in diverse roles in a range of sectors. Careers include finance managers, business analysts, advisory, investment managers, risk management, business owners, teaching, as well as professional accountants. Recruitment of UCC accounting graduates remains exceptionally high among leading firms nationally and internationally. Employment prospects are excellent with 100% of recent (2016 & 2015) graduates in employment (75% average) or further study (25% average). As a professional accountant, you will have an interesting and well-rewarded career.


CollegeUniversity College Cork (UCC)
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryAccountancy, Finance
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Duration4 years full-time
Course Fee€3,165
Entry Requirements2 x H5, 4 x O6/H7; Maths, other language.
Course CodeCK202
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