THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2022/2023

Timetable information in the Course Catalogue may be subject to change.

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Jump to: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4

Year 1 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: September

Notes:
Before selecting your outside courses, please ensure you have met with your Student Adviser.

Students can gain a number of exemptions from the professional Accounting bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AIA) but these exemptions differ according to each Accounting body. Further details are available on the Business School UG tab on Learn.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Economics Year 1 Fundamentals

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Note: You may not choose this course if you have a high school qualification in Economics.
AND

Economics Year 1 Options

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, S, T, W and Y

Select between 0 and 40 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, S, T, W and Y
Notes:
Level 7 courses may be taken with the permission of your Student Adviser, subject to a maximum of 40 credits over Years 1 and 2.

Students are strongly encouraged to keep their options open by studying another cognate subject for the whole of their first year.

Students are encouraged to discuss their option course choices with their Student Adviser.

Year 2 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: August

Notes:
Entry into Year 3 normally requires (i) passes in all courses (240 credits) in Years 1 and 2; (ii) a pass in Economics 2; (iii) a pass in Statistical Methods for Economics; and (iv) a pass in each of Accountancy 2A and Accountancy 2B, and a minimum mark of 50% in one of these two courses.

Students can gain a number of exemptions from the professional Accounting bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AIA) but these exemptions differ according to each Accounting body. Further details are available on the Business School UG tab on Learn.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, S, T, W and Y

Notes:
EXCLUDING: CMSE08002 Business Research Methods I : Quantitative Techniques

Level 7 courses may be taken with the permission of your Student Adviser, subject to a maximum of 40 credits over Years 1 and 2.

Attention is drawn to the following Economics options courses: ECNM08003, Economic Applications; ECNM08019, Introductory Financial Economics; ECNM08020, Introductory Environmental Economics; ECNM08022, Introductory Behavioural Economics; ECNM08024, Development, Inequality and Trade.

Year 3 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: August

Notes:
Entry into Year 3 normally requires (i) passes in all courses (240 credits) in Years 1 and 2; (ii) a pass in Economics 2; (iii) a pass in Statistical Methods for Economics; and (iv) a pass in each of Accountancy 2A and Accountancy 2B, and a minimum mark of 50% in one of these two courses.

Students who spend their third year abroad at a partner university must complete and pass a full year's diet of examinable subjects (equivalent to 120 credits), all of which must be in Economics and Accounting. Students must complete and pass equivalent courses to the Year 3 compulsory courses, but subject to additional requirements as described in the Study Abroad Information, available on Learn.

Students can gain a number of exemptions from the professional Accounting bodies (ICAS, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, AIA) but these exemptions differ according to each Accounting body. Further details are available on the Business School UG tab on Learn.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Economics Course Options for Joint Programmes Year 3 (A)

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

Accounting Course Options for Economics Year 3

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Economics Course Options Year 3 (joint programmes)

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses

Year 4 Academic year: 2022/23, Starting in: August

Notes:
Degree Classification Weighting is based on 240 credits: One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based (papers that for the purpose of degree classification acquire weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice).
From third year: 1) Topics in Microeconomics 2) Essentials of Econometrics 3) Topics in Macroeconomics OR Applications of Econometrics 4) Auditing 5) Management Accounting Applications 6) Accounting Honours option OR Economic Honours option.
From Fourth year: 7) Economics OR Management Honours Dissertation 8) Economics or Management Honours Dissertation 9) Economics Honours option 10) Economics Honours option 11) Accounting Honours option.12) Accounting Honours option.

Degree Classification Weighting for students who spent their third year abroad is based on 120 credits: One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the six 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based (papers that for the purpose of degree classification acquire weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)
From Fourth year: 1) Economics or Management Honours Dissertation 2) Economics or Management Honours Dissertation 3) Economics Honours option 4) Economics Honours option 5) Accounting Honours option 6) Accounting Honours option.

Students who spent their third year abroad at a partner university must have completed and passed a full year's diet of examinable subjects (equivalent to 120 credits), all of which must have been in Economics and Accounting. Students must take third year compulsory courses for which they did not take suitable substitutes on their year abroad. Additional requirements are described in the Degree Programme Handbook available on Learn.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Economics and Accounting Dissertation

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
The Management Honours Dissertation must be on a research topic in the field of Accounting.
AND

Economics Course Options Year 4 (joint programmes)

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Courses from School(s) H - Business Studies and Accounting (MA Hons) - Level(s) 10

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses

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