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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

Accounting and Finance is a fluid and ever-changing sector, with innovations and best practices continuing to evolve to meet the world’s concerns, on a local and global scale

During this Accounting and Finance master's you'll assess and apply key technical accounting and finance procedures to real-world scenarios, gaining a thorough understanding of global financial markets and accounting systems. You’ll cover topics such as financial planning, corporate reporting and analysis, financial management, auditing, corporate governance, business ethics and international markets.

A key feature of this course is the integration of accounting and finance modules throughout the taught programme. You will critically evaluate the introduction of technology such as big data, blockchain and the digitalisation of corporate reporting within the Accounting profession.

Aimed at those with an interest in problem-solving and critical thinking, this course welcomes those who have studied accountancy, finance, business, mathematics or economics. It is also suitable for those who have gained relevant professional experience and want to continue to improve their career prospects. Our Accounting and Finance MSc will allow students to develop as effective accountants, finance managers, financial analysis and acquire transferable intellectual, research and professional skills.

This course will help you develop employability skills through business-relevant and research-rich learning. You’ll gain an understanding of how global economic and financial challenges impact business activity and how organisations interact within the business environment. You’ll gain the skills needed to critically evaluate current accounting and finance practices, business ethics guidelines and corporate governance frameworks to propose solutions to global challenges.


Financial Planning and Control module consolidates current advances in theory and research into the field of management accounting. It will develop your analytical and interpretative skills concerning the practical concepts of financial planning and control and problem structuring, financial information and the practical issues surrounding the role of management accounting within an organisational context, critical examination of the role of accounting in the areas of managerial decision making, strategic cost management approaches, planning, control (including budgeting), transfer pricing, divisional performance measurement and behavioural implications.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies have included quantitative elements.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more