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MSc in Accounting and Finance (with Placement Year)

MSc in Accounting and Finance (with Placement Year)

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Study mode

Full time


21 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Develop your financial skills and know-how with our comprehensive Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. Take your career to the next level.

You want lucrative, wide-ranging opportunities that challenge you. You’re driven and want to understand the complexity of global financial markets. Our full-time course has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in accounting and finance.

Here at ARU, we use dynamic, active learning-based seminars to underpin your learning experience, and encourage collaborative ways of working.

You’ll also get instant access to our Bloomberg Financial Market Lab, where you can learn the trade in a safe, supportive space.

There’s the option to take a placement in industry too, and further enhance your employability.

You’re keen to enhance your career and you can see the opportunities that you want to seize. Our MSc Accounting and Finance course will challenge you, and help you get more out of yourself and the industry, so that you can take your career to the next level.

As a postgraduate student at ARU, you’ll learn alongside students from around the world. You’ll find your classmates can offer valuable insights into local financial markets, enriching discussions and giving you valuable insights into different cultures and professional customs.

Our tutors want to see you progress. They encourage an open-door policy to build strong relationships so you can benefit from their industry contacts, building your own local network while you’re studying. Plus, you’ll benefit from real-life business insights with special lectures and seminars from prominent industry speakers.

Studying MSc Accounting and Finance is a great way to develop your career, increase your earning potential and learn more about a subject you love.

Course features

As an MSc Accounting and Finance student you'll benefit from:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and safe environment
  • niche international content that reaches beyond ACCA
  • the chance to build your professional network
  • the option to gain valuable experience with an industry placement.


Studying MSc Accounting and Finance can open many doors, in the UK and internationally.

Whether you’re interested in the more analytical side of finance, or you’re considering a new path in forensic accounting, there’s a wealth of opportunities available for postgraduates.


This postgraduate work-based major project module will allow you to undertake an extended project based on a work placement. It gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt in your course by offering real-life practical experience in the field underpinned by engagement with key literature and theoretical insights relevant to the chosen industry sector. During this module you will source and undertake an unpaid two trimester work-based learning internship/project with a company or organisation where you will be supported in developing effective professional practices through guidance in generic and specific employability skills.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 2:2 bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance OR Business-related discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course OR Another discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course.

University information

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. ARU has grown exponentially since then, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now students can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible...more