Accounting and Finance University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

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. Their ability to measure financial information and make projections affects economic 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. 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 you for careers in finance and other sectors.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    10 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NN43
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB - ABB Minimum entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - ABBB Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by end of S5. National 5 Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 43 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 43 points overall and grades 776 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. SL: Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6 and English at 5.

Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements, an explanation of the typical and minimum entry requirements 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £19,900 * Whole course
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.

Additional fee information

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland (to be confirmed) The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2018 entry. For 2019 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU (to be confirmed) 2019-20 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. The fixed annual fee for 2019-20 entry International students is expected to be confirmed by the end of June 2018. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate