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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Accounting and Finance MSc is closely in line with professional practice and is an ideal fit if you are from a quantitative background.

This is a programme that will challenge you academically, and, through practical applications and case studies, one that will set you up for future roles within Accounting and Finance.

Industry connections

Studying accounting and finance in Edinburgh will give you the opportunity to be based at the heart of the UK's second largest financial centre. Many of Europe's leading financial institutions have their headquarters here, a fact that we make full use of on the MSc programme.

We regularly bring guest speakers to the School to talk directly to Accounting and Finance students on real, current practice.

The School also maintains good relationships with a number of accounting and finance professionals who will be on hand to provide advice on research and career opportunities. Essential connections like these characterise the dynamic nature of this programme.

Our strong connection to industry is exemplified by our work in the Centre for Financial Markets Research, and the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research.

Bringing together leading academics and practitioners, the centres are a keen theatre of debate, creating new thoughts, new ideas for both the theoretical study and practical application of accounting, finance and investment.

Modules

This course aims to develop students' understanding of the basic principles of financial markets and provides a very good foundation on how assets are valued and traded. The course considers stock market prices and returns; stock market risk and the influence of risk on the pricing of shares; interest rates and the pricing of bonds; and the characteristics and pricing of financial futures and options. It also considers Corporate Finance and Financial Theories. But the most important contribution of this course to your future career is how to use the academic insights to better assess risks and returns, and the trade-off between the two in your future decision making.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

26,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

34,700

Entry requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. An undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline is normally required. Degrees in quantitative disciplines (e.g. economics or mathematics) or business studies will be considered if you can demonstrate a strong background in accounting and finance throughout your degree.

Department profile

The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are...more

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