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Accounting and Finance, MSc

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Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

This master's course provides the theoretical framework and practical skills you need to become a skilled and effective accountant. You'll learn how accounting and financial information is used to make decisions and how it fits in to wider business environments. You also develop practical skills by analysing real data sets in software platforms. Our diverse and international curriculum is based on the latest international accounting standards, making it relevant to home and international students.

The technical aspects of our MSc Accounting and Finance are in line with the requirements set out by the accountancy profession. The degree is also accredited by ACCA, the leading global professional body for accounting.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Some accounting and finance graduates go straight into practice in accountancy firms. This allows you to work with multiple clients across various industries. Alternatively, you could work in areas such as auditing or stockbroking.

Recent positions secured by our graduates include assurance associate at Grant Thornton, financial modeller at KPMG, and counter-risk trader at Barclays Investment Bank.


This fundamental module in Finance aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of finance in business; the nature of available financial instruments and determinants of the prices of marketable securities; investment appraisal decisions, risk management methods, capital structure and dividend policy. All of these topics are studied in the context of effective financial management, corporate governance and business ethics. During the course students will gain an understanding of long-term financial strategies, basic valuation principles, basics of company valuation, effective investment decisions, bond pricing, cost of capital and capital asset pricing, corporate governance and ethics and basics of financial risk management, among others. Finance theories, tools and techniques covered in the course can be utilized in any management decision-making process in any business sector. This module will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of finance and so provide a foundation for a more in-depth study of different aspects of finance in the MSc programmes.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. The Greenwich Business School offers a great environment to study in, whether you are thinking of an undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree or...more