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Postgraduate study at Bangor University

Accounting and Banking

The overall aim of the course is to develop an integrated understanding of the role of banking and accounting for decision-making both inside and outside organisations. Students will undertake an advanced study of organisations, including financial institutions, 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 their knowledge and understanding of accounting and banking to complex issues.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2.2 Honours degree 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 Honours degree, for example) or experience of working within the field of accounting is essential. If the native language is not English, students must provide satisfactory evidence that they have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English. The University requires an IELTS of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5).

Course modules

Part 1: compulsory modules: accounting theory; international banking; research methods; financial analysis; advanced financial reporting; bank financial management; 2 from: corporate risk management; management accounting; international financial management; financial intermediation; financial institutions strategic management; part 2: consists of either a supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words, or a structured advanced taught programme of summer study that is specific to accounting and banking.

Assessment methods

These include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University offers a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2019 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months

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