M.Sc. On Campus


Heriot-Watt University

12 months
17304 GBP/year
7776 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This masters degree in Accountancy at Heriot-Watt University will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in any career or aspect of business that requires expertise in accounting – in private, public or third sector organisations.


The Accountancy degree at Heriot-Watt University aims to provide you with a route to gain professional qualifications in all of the key accounting associations, and has been designed with a focus on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The MSc includes six mandatory courses and two elective courses.

Key Features

  • There are eight taught courses (divided equally over two semesters) and an accounting, banking or finance dissertation in the final semester.  If you chose to study part-time, you register for two courses per semester and progress to the dissertation at the end of the second year.
  • There are three mandatory courses in semester 1: Financial Management, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Auditing Assurance and Professional Ethics. These courses help begin to develop a deeper understanding of specialist areas within accountancy.  

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Auditing and Assurance 
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting 
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Managerial Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline is for Scottish and RUK students.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • Work or project experience in the area of finance will be of further advantage.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17304 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17304 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7776 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7776 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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