Accounting HND

UCAS code 004N
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

The HND Accounting covers a wide range of accounting concepts and provides you with an excellent grounding in the principles of financial and management accounting using manual and computerised approaches.

It is designed to prepare you for a career in accounting or financial administration.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above or
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC Accounting
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

HNC Accounting

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Recording financial information
  • Preparing final accounts
  • Using financial accounting software
  • Management accounting using IT
  • Cost accounting,
  • Accounting group award graded unit 1

Optional subjects may include:

  • Law
  • Customer service
  • Personal and social development,
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Statistics
  • Enterprise
  • Work experience

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Accounting for specialised transactions
  • Business taxation
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Accounting group award graded unit 2 & 3
  • Management accounting for decision making
  • Management accouning for planning and control

Optional subjects may include:

  • Law
  • Customer service
  • Personal and social development
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Maths and statistics
  • Enterprise
  • Work experience

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 2 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part time (structured): 4 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part time (unstructured): 4+years (HNC+ HND)

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2015-16
Full-time per year
Part-time (per HN credit) £86

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland, studying this course, full-time fees for academic year  2015-16 are £6,510 per annum.

International students

(students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union)

View international course fees

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you will be able to apply for posts within financial administration practice, commerce or industry.

Can I progress into further study?

You may be able to progress to year 3 of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance or the BA (Hons) Business and Management

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Accounting HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2015 Aug/Sep 2016

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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