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Accounting and Finance MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

This taught postgraduate programme is research-led and will draw heavily on academic literature. It will build on your existing knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and finance. You will develop your ability to critically analyse the nature and conditions of effectiveness for these techniques to contribute to accounting and finance practice and governance.

In the first term you will explore contemporary issues in accounting and finance research literature. You will also build key skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will prepare you for the more specialist elective units taught in the second term. The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, which involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. For those planning on undertaking a PhD, this dissertation represents an important bridge between taught and advanced research studies.

This programme develops skills for critical analysis of accounting and finance topics, which will be valuable in your future career. The strong conceptual foundation it offers will support students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.

Careers

This programme provides research and analytical skills that will be valuable in your future career. It is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.

Some students may progress to PhD study. Others may go straight into employment, with the banking and accounting/consulting sectors being particular favourites.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

An introduction to econometrics techniques concentrating on those used in accounting and corporate finance, as well as some notions in time series. This will assist students in the understanding of applied studies in accounting and finance and prepare them for a range of optional units in the Spring Term and their dissertation in the summer.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A strong upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 percent (or equivalent qualification) in accounting and/or finance. Students with a first degree that is focused on only one of accounting or finance are expected to have undertaken some formal study of the other.