Accountancy and Business Law MA

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Leicester, United Kingdom
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 67,252

Entry Requirements

The University offers as its normal entry routes:

  • entry at Level 1, mainly for students with Scottish Highers (or similar)
  • entry at Level 2, mainly for students with A-levels (or similar).

There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.

However, in order to gain the maximum number of available exemptionsfrom the professional examinations of accountancy bodies such as ACCA and ICAS level 1 entry is the normal route for all students applying to our Accountancy & Finance programme.

Level 1 entry

  • Highers: AAAB
  • A-Levels: BBB
  • HNC: B in graded unit
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 29 points

Additional information: Standard Grade/GCSE English and Mathematics

Level 2 entry

  • A-Levels: ABB in relevant subjects
  • Advanced Highers: BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • HNC: Relevant HNC. Entry to Level 2 will be considered for exceptional candidates.
  • HND: BB in graded units, relevant HND.
  • Int. Baccalaureate: 34 points

Additional information: Please note that level 1 entry is the normal route for those wishing to gain the maximum number of available exemptions from professional examinations of accountancy bodies.

Level 3 entry

  • HND: Relevant HND. Entry to Level 3 will be considered for exceptional candidates.

Curriculum

Level 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Elective
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Elective

Level 2

  • Financial Reporting
  • Commercial Law
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Elective
  • Management Accounting in Organisations
  • Business Entities
  • Option
  • Elective

Level 3

  • Management Accounting Techniques & Decisions
  • Employment Law
  • Elective
  • Choose one from:
    • Accounting Information
    • Auditing and Assurance
  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Elective
  • Choose one from:
    • Tax Law
    • Marketing and Consumer Law

Level 4

  • Dissertation or Legal Research Project
  • Choose from:
    • Approved Business Law options
    • Approved Accountancy options
  • Choose from:
    • Approved Business Law options
    • Approved Accountancy options

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