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Accounting and Finance

MSc Accounting and Finance is one of Southampton Business School's most popular degrees. Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and AACSB, it offers a blend of modules that will deepen your knowledge of finance and accounting but also enable you to explore related areas such as international corporate governance, audit and corporate social responsibility.

Unlike many other accounting and finance masters courses, MSc Accounting and Finance also includes a module on international taxation, adding an extra dimension to your studies. Our students also have access to the Bloomberg terminals for live financial data, as well as a range of databases and statistical software packages.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as auditor, trainee chartered accountant, financial analyst, management consultant, insurance underwriter and financial controller at companies such as KPMG, Zurich, Mars Chocolate and the NHS.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK bachelors' degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in accounting, auditing or any degree subject with at least seven modules in accounting.

Applicants with relevant work experience or professional qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Core/Compulsory modules: Financial Accounting 1&2; Management Accounting 1&2; Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance; Corporate Finance; Equity Markets; Dissertation

Optional modules: International Accounting and Finance; Financial Reporting and Markets; International Corporate Governance.

Assessment methods

To include exams, coursework, group work and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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