Accounting and Finance
The MSc in accounting and finance offers students a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors, and to study advanced theory and practice relating to accounting and finance; the aim of the programme is to provide graduates and other individuals that have practical accounting and financial training with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a senior level professional career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy.
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).
Core modules: research methods; accounting theory; international financial markets; advanced financial reporting and regulation; financial analysis; management accounting; optional modules: corporate risk management; Islamic accounting and financial reporting; Islamic finance; financial econometrics; international financial management; investment strategy and portfolio management.
A supervised dissertation of around 10000 words, or a structured advanced taught programme of summer study that is specific to the chosen degree.
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