Accounting MSc

This degree programme provides the opportunity to follow the prestigious CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination (for both September-intake and January-intake students). Clickhere for more information.

The course aims to develop an individual’s understanding of the role of accounting for decision-making both inside and outside organisations.

The course involves advanced study of organisations, their management, the role of accounting for internal and external users, and the changing external context in which they operate. Students will develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of accounting to complex issues.

Course content

Compulsory modules:

  • Accounting Theory
  • Research Methods
  • International Taxation: Policy and Practice
  • Financial Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Optional modules (choose 2):

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • International Financial Management
  • Islamic Accounting and Financial Reporting

Candidates should have a good first degree at 2(ii) or higher or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Non-graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable.

Prior study of accounting (as part of the first degree, for example) or experience of working within the field of accounting is essential.

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