The Course

The MSc Accounting and Finance degree aims to develop and enhance the career prospects of those who work or wish to work, in finance or accountancy. The programme assumes little or no business knowledge at the undergraduate level and is therefore suitable for graduates from a range of disciplines who wish to break into this highly skilled profession.

Students are expected to develop their understanding of both the key principles and the practical skills required to prepare and analyze accounts and related financial information. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their understanding of financial management decision making and the methods used to raise finance for companies.

The programme offers a balanced curriculum of accounting and financial topics.

You can start this programme in September or February. Please contact the School for further details


MSc Accounting and Finance students will be exempted from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) papers BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4, AIA (Association of International Accountants) Paper 1 and Paper 6 as well as ACCA F1, F2, and F3 papers.

How You Study

The compulsory taught element of the programme consists of six compulsory modules and one optional module. The modules studied are as follows:

Term 1

  • Financial Accounting - Single Entity
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance 1
  • Corporate Finance I

Term 2

  • Financial Accounting - Group Reporting
  • Current Issues in Governance and Finance
  • Corporate Finance II
  • Option

Optional modules:

  • Bond Markets and Investment Analysis
  • Community Organisation, Sustainability, and Development
  • Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Global Supply Strategies
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Investment Banking
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Making

How You Are Assessed

Assessment is by exam and written coursework.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.


The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff across the MSc Accounting and Finance programme who has worked in a variety of accounting and finance organizations including KPMG, Royal Mail, the Police and a range of small to medium sized accountancy firms. Most of the teaching team are also professionally qualified accountants.

The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organizations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).

Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Three professional accounting bodies have granted MSc Accounting and Finance students with the following exemptions: CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accounting) papers BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4, AIA (Association of International Accountants) Paper 1 and Paper 6 as well as ACCA F1, F2 and F3 papers.

Student Managed Investment Fund

The Lincoln International Business School has a new opportunity for our students across our finance and banking programmes. The business school has set up an investment fund for students to experience purchasing shares to create a portfolio, with the aim of achieving positive results through stock market analysis.

Students will be managing real money with them with the objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance. Find out more:

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree and grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

Please note that this course may not be suitable for students who have completed an undergraduate programme in accounting or finance within the UK.

International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a pre-master's programme at the university’s International Study Centre.

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Last updated June 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
1 - 2 years
15,300 GBP
International | Home/EU: £7,600
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