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Accounting and Finance, MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The study of Accounting and Finance at The University of Edinburgh 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.
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Overview

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 Accounting and Finance programme at The University of Edinburgh therefore offers a thorough understanding of both these disciplines.

Our facilities

Teaching takes place across the Central Area campus. You will have access to all the University's libraries and computer facilities. Honours students have access to the Business School's Undergraduate Resource Centre, on level 11 of David Hume Tower.

Study abroad

The University's Business School exchange programme offers exciting opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 at one of our partner universities in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada or the USA.

In Year 3, you may also study abroad through the University's international exchange programme. To participate in an exchange programme you need a strong academic performance in Year 1.

Career opportunities

Accountancy graduates can train to become a qualified accountant through a traineeship with an accountancy or commercial firm. Alternatively, you can also choose a career in taxation, finance or banking.

Some of our graduates decide to follow a different direction and pursue employment in management positions in the public and private sectors or take up the opportunity to pursue further study at postgraduate level

Accreditation

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting

  • Auditing

  • Management Accounting Applications

  • Investment and Securities Markets

  • Business Research Methods II: Applications and Analysis or Research Methods in Finance

  • Research in Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA-AAAA (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5.
  • A Levels: AAA - ABB.
  • IB: 43 points with 776 at HL - 39 points with 666 at HL.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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