Contemporary global business, be it for profit or not for profit, is fraught with complexity, tensions, and socio-political, economic and cultural challenges. Our accounting-related programmes will prepare you intellectually and practically to embrace these complexities, negotiate tensions and address the wider socio-political and cultural challenges through astute, fiscally appropriate and socially responsible accounting practice.
The study of accountancy and finance provides an extremely strong platform to build a career within or outside the commercial world. Accountants play a crucial role in business, public sector and not for profit organisations. Their ability to measure financial information and make projections affects economic and organisational decision-making at all levels.
Financial accountants report on the performance of an organisation, and management accountants provide financial information to help with planning and strategy.
Accountancy is the fastest growing area of business activity. Equally the world of finance is a crucial aspect of contemporary business. This programme therefore offers a thorough understanding of both these disciplines.
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||AAB - ABB||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: Mathematics at grade B or 6 and English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAA - AABB||These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one set of exams and by end of S5. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: Mathematics at grade B and English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||40 - 34 points||Award of Diploma with 40 points (grades 776 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: Mathematics at grade 5 or Mathematical Studies at grade 6 and English at grade 5.|
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 Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: Mathematics at grade B or 6 and English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||These grades must be achieved by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one set of exams by end of S5. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: Mathematics at grade B and English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: Mathematics at grade 5 or Mathematical Studies at grade 6 and English at grade 5.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.