This course is ideal for Accounting and Finance graduates seeking to improve their employment and personal development opportunities. Applicants with professional qualifications and industry experience are also encouraged to apply.

Members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have a particular advantage in that they may claim for exemptions from certain modules on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, based on completion of the ACCA’s professional-level papers.

When you study Finance and Accounting at UWL, you have direct contact with our course tutors who have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience. Over 85% of our faculty hold a doctorate qualification complemented by over 100 years of combined industry experience.

Why choose this course?

The demand for finance professionals with a competent grasp of risk management principles has never been greater, and because we sit at heart of London’s Golden Mile, we are in a unique position to bring students and businesses together.

Our proximity to both Thames Valley’s M4 corridor, Heathrow Airport and the City of London is a bonus for students, and over 50% of the UK’s top 300 companies have HQs in and around the city making UWL the perfect place to study.

We take care of our learners and provide all the support and guidance they need to become successful professionals.

Extended MSc Finance and Accounting

If you have completed an undergraduate degree and not met the entry criteria for the MSc Finance and Accounting course, you may qualify for our Extended MSc Finance and Accounting option. It includes two additional modules. They are:
  • Advanced Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking, Analysis and Evaluation
To help you get the most out of your studies, English language support is also available on this programme if needed.
When you have successfully completed the modules above and you have attended all language support sessions (if applicable) you will automatically progress to the modules listed on the 'course details' tab of this page.
The Extended MSc Finance and Accounting course starts on 13 May 2019 and the total duration is approximately 15 months.
Note that the Extended MSc Finance and Accounting option must be studied full time and the fee is different from the standard MSc Finance and Accounting.
“The School and tutors are very supportive, and you can get access to them whenever you want through email. My thinking has become so much different – it made me look more into what I can do and how I can fulfil my aspirations. I feel like nothing is impossible and you can do it with the help of the staff and lecturers.”
“I would definitely recommend UWL to prospective students because it has a really good teaching team and they are all supportive and approachable.
Karishma Sheth – MSc Finance and Accounting

Tutor Information

The Finance and Accounting teaching staff includes:
Professor Chin-Bun Tse who has published over 30 widely cited and well-circulated papers in several academic journals including ACCA, CIMA and AIA.
Liana Hayrapetyan who obtained her MBA in Finance and Corporate Accounting from Simon School, University of Rochester, NY, USA and her MSc in Economics from Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Dr Piotr Konwicki who has over 20 years of experience in both teaching and practising finance. His PhD thesis on 'Technical Barriers to Trade between Poland and the EU' became part of the Polish White Paper during the country’s EU accession negotiations.

The Claude Littner Business School

The University of West London is proud to offer students the opportunity to study at the Claude Littner Business School. We have strong links with national and international employers and our graduates find employment in multiple sectors – often in senior positions.
We’re a leading provider of national and international business and finance education – we can give you the knowledge and skills to flourish and to get your ideas off the ground.
When you graduate from the Claude Littner Business School, you join an ever-growing and impressive list of alumni.
The business school was launched by Alan Sugar in 2014 and named in honour of the University alumnus Claude Littner.

Career and study progression

The course will give graduates the skills to access senior roles in accountancy including:
• Financial Controllers
• Audit Seniors
• Financial Analysts
• Senior Accountants
The curriculum meets the needs of the profession, and the qualification is recognised by employers.
On completion, graduates would be eligible to apply for a doctoral programme.

Course detail

The course will meet the needs of most accountancy graduates who wish to embark on postgraduate training in accounting and finance. Graduates with a good degree in accounting and finance seeking to improve their employability profile would find this course of particular interest.


  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Business Strategy
  • Research Dissertation

Plus any one of the following options:

  • Taxation*
  • Auditing*
  • Management Decision Making
*Students choosing this option are recommended to have prior knowledge of this subject area

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Subject to the University regulations, ,members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have a particular advantage in that they may claim for exemptions from certain modules on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, based on completion of the ACCA’s professional-level papers (ACCA members may check the website for the list of available exemptions). Exemption requests from members of other recognised accountancy professional bodies are welcome and will be assessed based on individual merit and the comparability of syllabuses.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in the Accounting and Finance discipline.

Associate membership of recognized professional accountancy bodies will also be considered.

Extended MSc Finance and Accounting
To study the Extended MSc Finance and Accounting programme you will need:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • International students need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
  • We will also consider you for this course with IELTS between 6.0-6.5 - in this case, you would need to complete an English language course during your first semester, which we provide at no additional cost.

International requirements for standard MSc Finance and AccountingInternational students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

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Last updated February 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 9, 2019
1 year
13,000 GBP
International students. EU/UK students: £7,800. 2019 fees may change subject to government policy and regulations.
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