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MSc Accounting and Financial Management (Fast Track route for qualified professionals)

MSc Accounting and Financial Management (Fast Track route for qualified professionals)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Financial Management

Course type


Course Summary

As a professionally-qualified practitioner and specialist in accounting and finance, you are likely to be seeking to continue your professional development, possibly with a view to taking on increased managerial responsibilities. The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management (fast-track route) will enhance your ability to contextualise, critically evaluate and communicate financial information, adding significant value to your organisation at a senior management level. Students on the course come from a variety of backgrounds, and possess a wide range of practical experience, making student interaction and networking an enjoyable and beneficial aspect of the course.

This specialist Masters is designed to enhance the depth, value and contemporary relevance of your professional accountancy qualification. It will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of financial issues, and enhance your research and analytical skills, combining academic rigour with practical relevance. This course will contribute towards your career development by providing an opportunity for you to:

  • re-engage with the fundamental aspects of your profession
  • develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation
  • critically evaluate contemporary developments in context and prepare for anticipated future trends
  • enhance key transferable skills such as information accessing, analysis and interpretation, making presentations and report writing
  • meet your professional body's continuing professional development requirements.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date



This module provides students with the opportunity to research an area of accounting or financial management that is of particular interest to them and of relevance to their career or their organisation. Previous dissertation topics include - Pre-production financial accounting issues in oil and gas companies: The accounting policy choices; Capital Structure and Profitability: An Empirical Research of the Drinks Manufacturing Industry in China; Financial Investment Appraisal Incorporating Environmental Externalities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confimred

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This programme is only available to professionally qualified accountants such as members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). We will also accept other accountancy professional qualifications including national professional accountancy qualifications such as International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more