University of Edinburgh

Accounting and Finance MSc


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Accounting & Finance MSc

The programme is a comprehensive and intensive investigation into key areas in accounting and finance. Designed for those with a quantitative background, it is both academically rigorous and closely in line with professional practice.

It is especially useful for those graduates with work experience in accounting looking to gain essential practical skills in finance – and, of course, vice versa. Although the compulsory core courses ensure a good balance between both accounting and finance study, the option courses give students the opportunity to specialise – tailoring their studies towards their chosen career.

Studying accounting and finance in Edinburgh gives students the opportunity to base themselves at the heart of the UK’s second largest financial center.

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. It is essential connections like these that characterise the dynamic nature of this strongly vocational programme.


Throughout the year we hold a number of webinars for potential students. On the 9th December 2015 we will be holding a specific webinar about our Finance Programmes.

This is a chance for those interested to find out more about the different Finance programmes we offer and indeed ask any questions you may have.


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International Student Requirements:

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 accounti

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): £19,700 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): £26,350 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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