Accounting and Finance

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


Year 1:
You will study Accountancy 1A, an introduction to financial accounting, and Accountancy 1B, an introduction to management accounting. You will also study courses from Business, Finance, Law or Economics depending on your joint honours degree.

Year 2:
You will study Accountancy 2A, which deals with some of the more complex aspects of financial accounting, such as the preparation of financial statements. It also includes an introduction to taxation.

You will also study Accountancy 2B, which examines the more complex areas of management accounting. You will learn about costing systems, more about current practice, and intermediate-level taxation. You will choose courses from Business, Finance, Law or Economics, depending on your joint honours degree.

Year 3:
You will study the core courses: Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing and Management Accounting Applications. You will also take courses from the other half of your joint honours degree programme.

Year 4:
You will choose two courses from a range including Advanced Management Accounting, Audit Practice, Comparative International Accounting and Accounting and Everyday Life. You will also complete an accounting-based research dissertation.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry:
5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at B.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved at first sitting in S5.

Start Date





MA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Business School

SCQF Level