A programme which combines the study of business and accounting provides an extremely strong platform to build a career within or outside the commercial world. In business the focus is on studying public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes for managing strategy and key resources, including people, and the changing external environment in which they operate. Accountancy is one of the fastest-growing areas of business activity. Financial accountants report on the performance of an organisation while management accountants provide financial information to help with planning and strategy. Studying accounting at the University of Edinburgh offers you a flexible programme of study. You will be able to combine your study of accounting with business, finance, economics or law and take a wide range of courses. This offers you a broad-based programme with the flexibility to change direction and specialise through your option course choices. Our staff have a world-leading reputation as prominent researchers in the accounting discipline. Our teaching is therefore based on the most recent research findings and literature. This helps ensure that our graduates are attractive to prospective employers. Our programmes provide an excellent foundation for those hoping to gain a professional accountancy qualification and can also prepare students for careers in finance and other sectors.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|A level||AAA - ABB||Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAA - AAAA||Applicants who achieve these grades by end of S5 will be preferred.. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5s: Mathematics at B and English at C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||43 - 39 points||43 points with 776 at HL - 39 points with 666 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at 5 and either Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB||Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||These grades must be achieved by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5s: Mathematics at B and English at C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at 5 and either Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.