Taught course

Accounting and Society (online distance learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent or an appropriate and acceptable professional qualification to level 10 or above on the SCQF framework or equivalent.

For applicants entering at year two of the programme:

A professional Accounting qualification equivalent to level 11 on the SCQF framework (or equivalent framework) and holding current membership of an internationally recognised professional accounting organisation which is associated with IFAC (International Federation of Accountants)

We may also consider your application if you hold a professional accounting qualification, but do not hold current membership of an internationally recognised professional accounting organisation, if you can demonstrate up to date continuous professional development (CPD) requirements of a recognised professional accounting organisation.

We may also consider your application if you do not hold a professional accounting qualification but do hold a relevant professional qualification equivalent to level 11 on the SCQF framework or equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

A fully on-line, part-time, flexible programme which focuses on the wider, non-technical, aspects of accounting which have a broader impact on organisations and society.

The programme content and method of delivery will prove attractive to both professional accountants, and other non-professional accountant applicants, who are unable to commit to a full-time on-campus programme.

Professionally qualified accountants will gain exemption from year one of this three year distance learning programme.

This MSc looks at how accounting, the accounting profession and various calculative practices impact on the management and governance of organisations, cultural formations, and the definition of economic and social relationships.

Through the School’s Centre for Accounting and Society (CAS) an established research tradition in the area of interdisciplinary studies of accounting has been established and this programme draws upon this tradition, and on exceptionally strong relationships with professional and accounting bodies.

This new MSc will focus on the three strands: Accounting, Culture and Society, The Accounting Profession, and Communication, Governance and Control.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: International students

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at Scholarships & Student Funding for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgoffice@business-school.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 9663