Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Edinburgh · Business School

Entry requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in accounting, finance or a related discipline and with some evidence of mathematical ability. Exceptional candidates with degrees in other quantitative disciplines (eg economics or mathematics) or in business studies will be considered, but they must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during their degree. Appropriate and acceptable professional qualifications are also considered. Work experience is not required. However, relevant work experience may increase your chances of acceptance. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for those with a quantitative background, this programme is both academically rigorous and closely in line with professional practice. It is especially useful for graduates with work experience in accounting looking to gain essential practical skills in finance and, of course, vice versa. Although the core, compulsory courses ensure a good balance between both accounting and finance study, the option courses give students opportunities to specialise tailoring their studies towards their chosen career.

That career could be in areas as diverse as international accounting, international regulations, investment and security analysis, portfolio management, management accounting, corporate finance and corporate restructuring.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Team
+44 (0)131 650 9663
+44 (0)131 650 8077