The course

UCAS code
NM32
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The MA (Hons) in Accountancy and Business Law is a joint degree giving equal emphasis to the study of accountancy and the study of law and provides a wide range of employment options. The degree is suited to applicants who wish to develop a career in legal administration within a corporate environment, within the accountancy profession or the general financial services sector.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Course content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 41%
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Financial Reporting
  • Commercial Law
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Business Entities
  • Option
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 69%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 31%
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting Techniques & Decisions
  • Employment Law
  • Elective

Choose one from:

  • Accounting Information
  • Auditing and Assurance

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Elective

Choose one from:

  • Tax Law
  • Marketing and Consumer Law

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 56%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 44%
Year 4

Semester 1

Choose three from:

  • Approved Business Law options
  • Approved Accountancy options

Semester 2

Choose three from:

  • Approved Business Law options
  • Approved Accountancy options

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation or Legal Research Project

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 45%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 55%

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