Accounting is so much more than crunching numbers, it is the backbone of any business, and with the advances of technology and AI, it guarantees an exciting career.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Accounting

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Stage One


Start Dates

April | January | September

Degree Overview

On this course, you will develop your accounting, finance and general business skills, including the various techniques and policies relating to corporate finance, reporting, statistics, and governance; tax; auditing; and management accounting. In addition, you’ll gain transferable skills, such as time and project management, communication, data collection and management, as well as IT skills that will future-proof your career.

This highly regarded course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes and is designed to prepare you for a range of careers. The course is run by our experienced academic staff who have strong industry connections and invite guest speakers from the public and private sectors regularly. Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most prominent financial hubs, and thanks to Edinburgh Napier University’s industry links, you’ll be able to benefit from many internship, networking and employment opportunities.

We offer tuition that is supported by experienced teaching staff with strong industry connections. Guest speakers from the public and private sectors add value to the course.

Most importantly, this course is accredited by major UK accounting institutes including:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA)
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Accreditations from these accounting bodies highlight the relevance of this course for the modern business environment.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

How you’ll be taught during your degree

Class contact per module is generally 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial weekly. Being full-time, you’ll study three modules a trimester (six modules per year) which means an average class contact time per week of 12 hours.

Degree Assessments

A variety of essays, reports, presentations, class tests, exams, and a dissertation written in your final year.

Why Study this Degree

We are a top UK Modern University for Accounting and Finance (The WUR, 2023)

We are a Top 10 UK University for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (Guardian GUG, 2023).

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Stage One