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Accounting and Finance MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Management Accounting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers. Today's business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or finance you are seeking to engage in. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance, while also enhancing your critical thinking, research and analytical skills. During the year, you will: analyse and solve complex problems relating to financial reporting, performance measurement and management, corporate strategy and financial management; be encouraged to think critically and creatively about problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach; develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation; enhance your key personal skills in time management, information accessing, analysis and interpretation; develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through team working, making presentations and writing reports. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means you will gain exemptions from several of their professional examinations, giving you a useful head start in your professional studies. The skills and knowledge developed on this course provide you with a wide range of opportunities in finance and accounting-related careers. Many of our graduates choose to specialise further by going on to study for the CIMA or ACCA qualifications and becoming chartered accountants. A proficiency in accounting and financial management, as well as an appreciation of the contemporary issues faced by financial managers, can enable you to progress to senior positions, such as business analyst, finance director, investment analyst, financial reporting manager, chief accountant and head of risk management.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Students must complete a dissertation which gives you the chance to research an area of accounting and finance that is of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career plans. 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; Human capital disclosures in company annual reports a case study of listed companies on the London Stock Exchange; Financial Investment Appraisal Incorporating Environmental Externalities.
Advanced Corporate Reporting - Core
Corporate Financial Strategy - Core
Corporate Governance and Strategy - Core
Financial Statement Analysis - Core
Strategic Management Accounting - Core
Research Methods in Accounting and Finance - Core
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need: an honours degree of 2:2 or above in Accounting and Finance; or an honours degree of 2:1 or above in Economics, Mathematics or a Business related subject.

University information

UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more