Edinburgh Napier University Accounting

Edinburgh Napier University Accounting

Accredited by UK accounting institutes, this course will develop your accounting, finance, business & IT skills preparing you for your future career.

Course introduction

Accounting is about so much more than crunching numbers.

You’ll learn and develop a combination of accounting, finance and other business skills including accounting techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, tax, auditing, corporate governance, management accounting, corporate reporting and statistics.

You’ll also learn to use and apply relevant IT systems and acquire knowledge of law, economics and the business environment.

Accredited by major UK accounting institutes, this highly regarded course will prepare you for a range of careers in accounting or further study.

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BA (Hons) Accounting with Corporate Finance

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Edinburgh Napier University Accounting

What you study

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to the Financial Services Sector
  • Principles of Economics
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • One option

Year 2

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Financial Management
  • Management Science and Statistics
  • One option

Year 3

  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Three options

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • Four options

Option modules include:

  • International Accounting
  • Current Issues in Finance
  • Innovations in Management Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Management Accounting

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Edinburgh Napier University Accounting

  • Entry requirements

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher


National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Edinburgh Napier University Accounting

Minimum year 2


Pass in a related subject with grade A in the graded unit.

Minimum year 3


Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units

English language requirements

If your first language isn’t English, you’ll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren’t guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren’t listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees

Students from2016/172017/18Scotland/EU£1,820£1,820England Wales and Northern Ireland£9,000£9,000Overseas£11,840£11,950