The course

UCAS code
NN34
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The Accountancy and Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly well-suited to those seeking entry into the accountancy profession and careers in financial services or financial management.

Accreditation

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

Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption 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 in England & Wales (ICAEW) 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

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective (Accounting Profession & Practice *)

Semester 2

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

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

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

Semester 1

  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective (Commercial Law *)

Semester 2

  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Option (Social & Environmental Accounting *)
  • Elective (Business Entities *)

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

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

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting Techniques & Decisions
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Elective (Accounting Information *)

Choose one from:

  • International Bond & Currency Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Elective (Taxation *)

Choose one from:

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value

* Denotes a course required by the professional accountancy bodies for accreditation purposes

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

  • Written: 61%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 39%
Year 4

Semester 1

Choose three from:

  • Professional and Critical Theory
  • Accounting Theory
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting: Decision-Making
  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management & Derivatives
  • Level 4 Economics course, subject to pre-requisites

Semester 2

Choose three from:

  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Taxation
  • Accounting History
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance
  • Equity Markets & Fund
  • Level 4 Economics course, subject to pre-requisites

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

  • Written: 52%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 48%

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