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Subject overview

Accounting is the process of summarising, analysing and reporting financial transactions to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information. Accountants analyse and interpret data and support others in decision making and problem solving.

Our Programmes


BSc Accounting
BSc Accounting with French
BSc Accounting with Spanish
BSc Economics and Accounting


MSc Accounting and Finance
PhD Accounting

Our Research

Accounting research focuses on governance, reporting, control and change in the public sector and in the wider not-for-profit sector, particularly in the areas of charities and social enterprise organisations.

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Why study Accounting at Queen’s?

  • The Accounting Group at Queen's liaises closely with employers to offer guest lectures, business games and on-site visits, amongst other activities.
  • Students have access to Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room, a market leader of financial news, data and analytics
  • All accounting programmes are accredited and provide exemptions from some of the professional examinations  
  • Students are invited to participate in the Queen’s University Trading and Investment Club (QUTIC) and Queen’s Student Managed Fund (QSMF)

Queen's University and Global Accounting Firm BDO

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The level of teaching at Queen's is exceptional, with lecturers that are highly regarded in their respected fields, and that are frequent contributors to academic literature. On top of this, the lecturers are very approachable and helpful. Gareth Parr
BSc Accounting

Mark Hamill

Director, Cetacean Training and Welfare, SeaWorld, Australia

Mark's current role involves overall leadership of the Cetacean program at SeaWorld. He overseas both the commercial operations of the business and a team of almost 50 people with responsibility for training and welfare of the collection of dolphins and orcas.

Where could Queen's take you?

One of the best accounting programmes in the UK

Accounting and finance at undergraduate level is ranked 3rd in the UK by the Sunday Times Good University Guide


An accounting qualification opens many doors. Potential career opportunities include:

Financial accountant; Management accountant; Analyst; Auditor; Advisor; Forensic accountant; Researcher; Financial controller; Partner; Banker

Graduate employers include:

PwC; EY; KPMG; Deloitte; Grant Thornton; BDO; Moore Stephens; Baker Tilly Mooney Moore; Ulster Bank; Bank of Ireland

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