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Accounting and Finance

MSc Accounting and Finance will enable you to explore related areas such as audit, corporate governance and taxation. This combination will prepare you for a wide range of roles in accountancy and beyond.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas academic/professional qualification) in accounting, auditing or any degree subject with at least seven modules in accounting. Applicants with relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualifcations are encouraged to apply.
MSc: 2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent. Acceptable degrees: Accountancy degrees preferred but a wide range of subjects accepted if at least seven accountancy modules are included. Professional qualificaions such as ACA /ACCA /CIMA qualifications can compensate for unrelated degree subject. Work experience in accounting is not a requirment but can compensate for degree subject/grades.

Course modules

MSc: Equity markets, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, International Accounting and Taxation, Financial Reporting and Markets, Accounting and Society, International Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance, Dissertation.
MSc: Core/Compulsory modules include: Corporate Finance; Equity Markets; Financial Accounting 1 and 2; Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance; Management Accounting 1 and 2. Optional modules include: International Corporate Governance; International Accounting and Finance; Financial Reporting and Markets. Plus dissertation

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 21,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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