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Accounting and Finance MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course allows students the opportunity to study the advanced aspects of accounting or finance with staff that have a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of their subjects. This course is specifically designed to prepare you for further study such as a PhD. Under the supervision of our highly-rated Accountancy team you will have a wide choice of modules allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of focus. Uniquely this course offers you the opportunity to undertake a Directed Reading module so you will pursue a programme of study specially designed for you by your PhD supervisory team. This course will give you the skills to appreciate accounting and finance in a global context. You will: critically evaluate research in accounting and finance; appreciate the links between different aspects of accounting and finance, e.g. financial accounting and reporting, financial management, management accounting and corporate governance; understand key social science research methods; apply a range of research methods to examine a specialist area of accounting and finance; communicate complex and specialised issues clearly and concisely; work intensively on a research-based dissertation; prepare for doctoral study and a career in academia. This specialised course is designed for students intending to pursue further study (e.g. PhD). Recent graduates are undertaking doctoral studies in the UK and elsewhere with graduates employed in universities all over the world. A small number are pursuing other types of work for organisations in the UK and overseas.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Quantitative Methods (BU52002) - Core
Research Methods & Methodology (BU52001) - Core
Directed Reading (BU52003) - Core
Dissertation (BU52010) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a relevant degree in accounting and/or finance.