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    I'm a third year student on a four year course in Scotland. I'm studying for a degree in English Literature and I'm on track for a first. I only chose to study English because it was something I was good at and I was expected to go to university; I didn't really have an ultimate goal for the end of it.

    Is it possible for me to go into a career in accountancy with my background? I can't afford to go back to do a second degree so I'm looking into doing some form of conversion masters course, but I'm unsure as to which accreditations I should be looking for in a masters course.
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    ofcourse you can! As long as you have the determination to absorb the foundation of accounting, you should be fine for the rest. Like some people in the past have said on TSR "Accounting is a discipline. Your English degree should be useful to an extent IMO.
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    (Original post by The Milk Thief)
    I'm a third year student on a four year course in Scotland. I'm studying for a degree in English Literature and I'm on track for a first. I only chose to study English because it was something I was good at and I was expected to go to university; I didn't really have an ultimate goal for the end of it.

    Is it possible for me to go into a career in accountancy with my background? I can't afford to go back to do a second degree so I'm looking into doing some form of conversion masters course, but I'm unsure as to which accreditations I should be looking for in a masters course.
    You dont need to do a master course, just get onto a grad scheme in accounting (they put you through your accounting qualification), they dont require any specific subject

    try and get a summer internship at an accounting firm for this summer (applications will be open now, you will have to hurry though as at least some will have stopped taking in new applications), this will make you much more competitive against other grads (and you may even be able to convert the summer internship into a grad scheme offer, its not uncommon to do so)
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    (Original post by The Milk Thief)
    I'm a third year student on a four year course in Scotland. I'm studying for a degree in English Literature and I'm on track for a first. I only chose to study English because it was something I was good at and I was expected to go to university; I didn't really have an ultimate goal for the end of it.

    Is it possible for me to go into a career in accountancy with my background? I can't afford to go back to do a second degree so I'm looking into doing some form of conversion masters course, but I'm unsure as to which accreditations I should be looking for in a masters course.
    Hi. Most people who enter accountancy don't have relevant degrees. You should probably look to attend some sessions to get insight into the profession and apply for summer placements. You might want to check if there is some difference in Scotland, but conversion master are not really a normal thing to do. Better to look for a training contract which covers professional exams.
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    Hi,

    We offer graduate schemes to students who have studied anything - as long as they're on track for, or have achieved a minimum of 2:2.
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    (Original post by The Milk Thief)
    I'm a third year student on a four year course in Scotland. I'm studying for a degree in English Literature and I'm on track for a first. I only chose to study English because it was something I was good at and I was expected to go to university; I didn't really have an ultimate goal for the end of it.

    Is it possible for me to go into a career in accountancy with my background? I can't afford to go back to do a second degree so I'm looking into doing some form of conversion masters course, but I'm unsure as to which accreditations I should be looking for in a masters course.
    I work for a large accounting firm. This years intake include geography, history, psychology, philosophy and classics.

    Your university and experience matters more than your degree
 
 
 
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