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Accounting and Finance, MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Do you have a head for figures and your heart set on a career in accounting? It’s a sought-after profession, with high job security, good rates of pay and lots of interesting roles to choose from within a variety of sectors.

The MSc Accounting and Finance course at Swansea University will help you develop an advanced and in-depth understanding of key accounting and finance topics that will fast-track your future career prospects.

You don’t need a background in accounting or finance to study this one year conversion course. It’s designed to enhance your undergraduate study and accelerate you into your chosen profession anywhere in the world.

The programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and includes exemption from up to seven ACCA Fundamental exams. This is based on your prior learning and prevents you having to study the same topics you’ve already been taught.

The School of Management also has strong links with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, the Chartered Banker Institute, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This close affiliation with professional bodies will enhance your career prospects and give you the edge to thrive in today’s competitive world.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies.

Your MSc Accounting and Finance programme, with its ACCA accreditation, will prove to employers you have the ability in all aspects of business and that you are a strategic thinker with strong financial know how and the right business acumen.

Your next step could be in any of these roles:

  • Commercial Finance Analyst
  • Finance Team Leader
  • Audit Associate
  • Junior Financial Analyst
  • Finance Supervisor
  • Credit Controller
  • Project System Accountant

Our career support services include:

Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Modules

The module aims to teach students the basic understanding of academic research under the context of accounting and finance study, equip students with necessary skill to formulate research questions, to set up research database, and to perform regression analysis. By the end of the study, students should be prepared to move to more advanced data analysis modules.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer, so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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