The course

UCAS code
LN14
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The MA in Economics and Accountancy does not require prior knowledge of the core disciplines of economics and accountancy. Study begins at an introductory level and the degree has a flexible structure to enable students to tailor their studies so that they can pursue their own interests. As a result, graduates are able to embark upon successful careers, especially in accounting, banking, finance, the civil service and a wide range of management roles, and also pursue further study in economics and related disciplines.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Economics 1: Theory & Techniques (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Reporting

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Elective
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Advanced Economics 1

Semester 2

  • Econometrics Project
  • Advanced Economics 2

Across both semesters

  • One Accountancy option
  • Three electives
Year 4

Semester 1

  • Advanced Economic Policy 1

Semester 2

  • Advanced Economic Policy 2

Across both semesters

  • Three Accountancy options
  • One Economics option
  • Two options from Accountancy & Finance, Economics or Business Management

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Economics and Accountancy students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 70% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 20% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £25000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Protective service occupations
  • Administrative occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points plus relevant subjects
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND
  • Additional information Minimum of grade C in Mathematics at Scottish Higher, grade C in Mathematics at AS or 5 in HL Maths for International Baccalaureate is required.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Economics programmes.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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