Accountants play a crucial role in business. Their ability to measure financial information and use this to make projections affects economic decision-making at all levels. 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 whilst 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.
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
Central area campus
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||A A B - A B B||Detailed entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||A A A A A - A B B B||Detailed 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 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.
|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.