The University of Edinburgh

Accounting and Business The University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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

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 NN14
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB - AAB 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 - AAAA 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

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £20,950 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.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019-20 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 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 2019-20 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

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Edinburgh
EH8 9JS


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