MSc in Accounting and Finance

The course is designed to appeal to graduates of accounting, finance or business management awards.

The first four modules of the award form the base of your studies and provide a solid grounding in the key aspects of accounting and finance. Thereafter, you will study traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance.

The award includes a number of distinctive modules e.g. the Accounting Theory module addresses the underlying principles that lead to accounting conventions; the Portfolio module looks at the construction of an investment portfolio. The option module gives you the opportunity to explore an accounting and finance area that particularly interests you, while the research-based dissertation allows you to further your knowledge in an area of interest which supports your career ambitions, or explore an area in which you would like to extend your research further at PhD level.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above first degree in accounting

A 2:1 or above first degree in business with evidence of successful attainment of accounting modules. Professionally qualified/part qualified (ACCA/CIMA or similar)

Plus evidence of satisfactory English language skills for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above (which should include a minimum score of 5.5 for the writing and listening modules).

Course Content

This programme will give students a solid foundation in accounting and finance. The first semester of the programme will provide an intensive study of the core disciplines of accounting and finance. During the second semester you will study traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance plus an option module of your choice. The final semester will conclude with an individual dissertation.

  • Compulsory modules
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Management Control and Internal Audit
    • Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Business Research Methods
    • Accounting Theory
    • Governance, Risk and Ethics

Key Features

  • MSc Accounting and Finance graduates are ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level, careers in universities and colleges, careers in industry/commerce, and financial services.
  • Option module
  • Supervised dissertation
  • Distinctive suite of modules
  • Challenging and stimulating study of accounting and finance
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 - 2 years
9,000 GBP
Home/EU students: £9,000 per course; International students: £12,000 per course
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