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Course summary

Our Bachelor Degree Accelerator Programme (The Accelerator) is an alternative route to begin your degree offering direct entry to second-year study across our undergraduate degrees. Learning style The Accelerator’s style of teaching will best prepare you for degree level studies with lectures, tutorials and seminars, encouraging independent thinking and developing your academic knowledge and skills. The intensive and focused programme will enable you to: • transition seamlessly into degree-level studies; • make an informed choice about your degree; • develop independent learning skills through our problem-based and student-centric learning approaches; • learn to work in groups, conduct research and deliver presentations. Course options The first year of The Accelerator can normally be completed within one academic year (nine months). The programme comprises four year-long courses of 30 credits each. Academic skills This course introduces students to the study skills, practices and expectations of university study while preparing you to better participate in a tertiary learning environment. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on the utility and transferability of these academic skills and competencies not only for foundation and degree studies, but also for employability and lifelong learning. Option courses There are four options for the accounting and finance programme, you will need to choose three: • Accounting (recommended) • Business Management (recommended) • Economics (recommended) • Mathematics (recommended for Actuarial Science pathway) Degree pathways Successful completion of Year 1 of the Accelerator programme offers a direct pathway into Year 2, of a wide range of professionally relevant degrees: • Accountancy, MA (Hons) • Accountancy and Finance, MA (Hons) • Finance, MA (Hons) • Business and Finance, MA (Hons) • Combined Studies, BSc (Hons)


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
GC24
Institution code:
H24
Campus name:
Edinburgh Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

2024/25 tuition fees are subject to confirmation.
Accounting and Finance Degree Accelerator Programme at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS