When speaking about the academical course in the University, you will find "accounting course".
You will also find "accountancy" sitting with prepositions such "in", "of'' in the same sentences, describing academical courses or departaments as well:
Accountancy, Master of
Science (MS) in Accountancy, The Department of
Accountancy suggests (my P.O.V. here) the hands-on experience, whereas Accounting (University-and-Academical-related jargon) the apprenticeship, the learning of a subject.
Another case of it, related to experience (read career here).http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_acco ... inance.htm
Options with your subject:
Accountancy and finance
As well as providing a route into financial professions, a degree in accountancy and finance develops skills that are useful in a range of sectors including law, journalism, advertising, marketing, sales and IT Work experience
In order to become a qualified accountant, you will need to obtain a professional accountancy qualification
. Work experience can be very beneficial in helping you to gain the skills and experience that employers seek.
If your course did not include a work placement, seek some paid or unpaid experience in the field that interests you.