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Staffordshire University

Accounting and Finance

Looking to get ahead in the financial sector? Our MSc will keep you up-to-date with contemporary accounting and finance skills, and firm up your understanding of traditional methods too - equipping you for the best chance of success in the competitive world of finance and accounting.
Our MSc has been designed to build and improve your knowledge in the field of accounting and finance. You'll cover both the core disciplines and traditional and contemporary theory, giving you a springboard of skills to launch yourself into the financial sector.
Including many distinctive modules, this course will teach you how to apply accounting and finance knowledge in a working environment. It will give you vital experience in how to communicate complex information and use advanced analytical skills in your future career.
What's more, upon completion of the course, you'll be eligible to take the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Master's gateway route, which will allow you to progress straight to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2.2 or above first degree in accounting; or a 2:1 or above first degree in business with evidence of successful attainment of accounting modules. Professionally qualified/part qualified (ACCA/CIMA or similar) plus evidence of satisfactory English language skills for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above (which should include a minimum score of 5.5 for the writing and listening modules).

Course modules

This programme will give you a solid foundation in accounting and finance, including an intensive study of the core disciplines of accounting and finance, traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance and an individual dissertation. Modules include: financial reporting and analysis; management control and internal audit; advanced corporate finance; business research methods; accounting theory; governance, risk and ethics.

Assessment methods

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).
Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding - and learn how to improve for the real thing. You'll have formal assessments for each module. These include assignment/essays/reports, group presentation, exams/ class tests, or case study-based assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,750 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 12,750 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,620 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,620 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years

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