International Accounting and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

With a focus on the ever-changing global financial markets, this MSc in Accounting and Finance aims to equip graduates with highly employable expertise and a thorough understanding of current issues in global financial markets – both academically and professionally.

On this MSc International Accounting and Finance delivered at Heriot-Watt University you will take six main courses on the subject of international accounting and be offered a choice of one specialist per semester. These courses will give you an international perspective on accounting and help you understand things like national differences, harmonisation and the challenges and problems facing multinational companies.

You will have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge and expertise gained from courses in international banking, financial markets and accountancy to a subject of interest to you in your dissertation research project which is undertaken during the summer months. 

Accreditation

Successful completion of our MSc International Accounting and Finance programme grants the following ACCA Exemptions: F1 Accountant in Business; F2 Management Accounting; F3 Financial Accounting and F4 Corporate and Business Law. These exemptions mean you will be able to qualify more quickly than other graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

Semester 1

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Accounting Standards

One from:

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
Semester 2
  • International Accounting Theory
  • International Managerial Accounting
  • Research Methods

One from:

  • Comparative Financial Reporting
  • Emerging Financial Markets
  • Research in Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      MSc - 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PGDip - 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry 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.
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14690 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6770 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee part-time Scotland / Non-UK EU: £3,385
  • Tuition fee part-time England/Northern Ireland/Wales: £3,385
  • Tuition fee part-time Overseas: £7,345

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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