Accounting at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

Course summary

This fully accredited course gives our students maximum possible exemptions from sitting professional accounting exams. We are a top 10 UK Modern University for Accounting and Finance according to the Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022. Accounting is so much more than crunching numbers, it is the backbone of any business, and with the advances of technology and AI, it guarantees an exciting career. On this course, you will develop your accounting, finance and general business skills, including the various techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, reporting, statistics, and governance; tax; auditing; and management accounting. In addition, you’ll gain transferable skills, such as time and project management, communication, data collection and management, as well as IT skills that will future-proof your career. This highly regarded course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes and is designed to prepare you for a range of careers. The course is run by our experienced academic staff who have strong industry connections and invite guest speakers from the public and private sectors regularly. Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most prominent financial hubs, and thanks to Edinburgh Napier University’s industry links, you’ll be able to benefit from many internship, networking and employment opportunities. Should you choose to go down the entrepreneurial route instead, the Bright Red Triangle – our start-up incubator with certified business advisors and a co-working space – is here to support you in achieving your dream every step of the way. Course details You'll study six modules, over two trimesters, per year. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed learning and independent study. We also partner with industry organisations to provide a select number of summer internships for students in year three of our programme. We also support students in finding their own summer internship opportunities”? On successful completion of Year 3, you'll be eligible for an unclassified degree, and on successful completion of Year 4, an Honours degree. We offer tuition that is supported by experienced teaching staff with strong industry connections. Guest speakers from the public and private sectors add value to the course. Most importantly, this course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes including: • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) • Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) • Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Accreditations from these accounting bodies highlight the relevance of this course for the modern business environment. • How you’ll be taught Class contact per module is generally 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial weekly. Being full-time, you’ll study three modules a trimester (six modules per year) which means an average class contact time per week of 12 hours.” • Assessments A variety of essays, reports, presentations, class tests, exams, and a dissertation written in your final year. • Facilities This course is taught at our Craiglockhart Campus. Careers: 97% of our BA (Hons) Accounting graduates are in professional or managerial jobs within 6 months of graduation (HESA). • Trainee accounting roles in the public and private sector leading to a professional qualification e.g. ICAS, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA • Careers in wealth management, trading, financial and credit analysis, fintech, risk modelling, investment/fund management, financial planning • General management opportunities Please visit our website for full course and module details.

How to apply

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Craiglockhart Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in Accounting with B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in Accounting with grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £16680 Year 1
International £16680 Year 1

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Accounting at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS