Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need?

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.

Accelerated entry

Direct entry to Year 2 (with an appropriate HNC) and Year 3 (with an appropriate HND) may be possible.

Year 3 entry to this UWS programme is also offered at Ayrshire College, South Lanarkshire College and New College Lanarkshire (Coatbridge Campus) under our college partnership agreements. Please note that these routes are only open to students who have completed an HND in Accounting at those institutions. Students wishing to complete the Honours year will be required to attend either the Paisley or Lanarkshire campuses.

  • Scottish Highers: Standard Entry Requirements - SQA Highers Standard Entry (UCAS Tariff 114 pts) ABBB plus Nat5 Maths at Grade B. Minimum Entry (UCAS Tariff 108 pts) BBBB plus Nat5 Maths at Grade B
  • A levels: Standard Entry (UCAS Tariff 104pts) BCC. Minimum Entry (UCAS Tariff 96 pts) CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Standard Entry H1H2H2H2 plus Maths at OL. Minimum Entry H2H2H2H2
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Access to Humanities (BBB)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in relevant discipline (MMM)


  • SQA Advanced Highers: BCC (128 UCAS Tariff Points)
  • A-Levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff Points)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Accounting (for SQA HNCs with Grade A in the Graded Unit)

Should have a relevant subject. Refer to AO if not clear.

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Accounting (for SQA HNDs with Grades AB in the Graded Units)

Tuition Fees 2023-24

Use the Link below to download details of our full-time, part-time tuition fees for Bachelor, Masters, Research, and English Language pre-sessional courses for session 2023-24.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for this course 2024/25


£1,820 cost per year of study (usually paid by the Scottish Government via SAAS*)

All other UK & Republic of Ireland

£9,250 Cost per year of study, but not more than £27,750

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£9,250 Cost per year of study, but not more than £27,750

International (all other EU plus Non-EU)

£15,500 per year of study

More on tuition fees and funding

Modular Tuition Fees (20-credit points) 2024-25


£305 per module (20 credits)

All other UK & Republic of Ireland

£1,550 per module (20 credits)

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£1,550 per module (20 credits)

International (all other EU plus Non-EU)

£2,580 per module (20 credits)

More on tuition fees and funding


Full-time (domestic & EU/EEA)

All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, should apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

The on-time application deadline for 2024/25 entry is 31 January 2024, 18:00 (UK time). For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. The final deadline for late applications via UCAS is 30 June 2024. Beyond this deadline, you may be able to apply via ‘UCAS Clearing’ if the course you are interested in has remaining places.

Please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide for domestic & EU/EEA to find more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS.

Apply on UCAS

Full-time (non-EU/non-EEA), Part-time & Online (all students), Erasmus & International Exchange

Students from non-EU/non-EEA countries can apply directly to UWS via our dedicated online application system. The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date to allow for visa processing times. For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our International Undergraduate Application Guide.

For part-time & online study, you should apply directly to the University through our online application system, not through UCAS. Please select the part-time mode of study when submitting your application. Before you begin your application, it is important to read the part-time application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

To come to UWS as a visiting student on a study abroad or exchange programme, you must apply entirely through our online system.

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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