The course

UCAS code
NMH2
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The Finance and Business Law programme is a specialist joint degree giving equal emphasis to the study of law and the study of finance. The degree is suited to applicants who wish to develop a career in legal administration within a corporate environment, the accountancy profession, or the general financial services sector.

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: 50%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Commercial Law
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Business Entities
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

  • Written: 62%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 38%
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Employment Law
  • Elective

Choose two from:

  • Accounting Information
  • International Bond & Currency Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Semester 2

  • Marketing and Consumer Law
  • Elective

Choose two from:

  • Taxation
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value

Learning and teaching

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

Assessment

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

Semester 1

Choose three from:

  • Accounting Finance options
  • Approved Business Law options

Semester 2

Choose three from:

  • Approved Finance options
  • Approved Business Law 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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