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Accountancy and Finance, MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University, the United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MA (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250GBP 14200

About Accountancy and Finance, MA (Hons) - at Heriot-Watt University

Our Accountancy and Finance course offers you the chance to develop the skills necessary for a successful career in accountancy and financial services. If you graduate from this accountancy course, you'll have the opportunity to work in a wide range of professional, commercial and industrial areas - offering the foundation for a variety of business and management careers.

Heriot-Watt is the top ranked university in Scotland for undergraduate accountancy and finance degrees in Guardian University League Tables 2018.

Accreditation

As our flagship accounting degree, this accountancy and finance course is accredited by a number of institutions for exemptions from some professional examinations:

  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 70% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 10% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £19000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Childcare and related personal services
  • Elementary occupations

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS £9,250 £14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • HNC Relevant HNC. A in graded unit.
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points plus relevant subjects
  • 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 such as ACCA and ICAS.

Year 3

  • HND Relevant HND. AA in graded units.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for entry to all levels of our Accountancy and Finance programmes.

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