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Accounting and Finance MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will help you understand practical accounting and finance disciplines in a global context. It’s also an excellent starting point if you want to progress your academic career. Throughout your studies, we want you to understand the power and limitations of accountancy and financial techniques and how they can help society to function. You’ll be examining the way in which large corporations use their funds to generate income and wealth in an increasingly globalised accounting and reporting environment. The course emphasises the role played by capital markets both in the UK and overseas in this wealth creation process and highlights their importance in the global economy.

The course is academically rigorous, drawing on current strategy, change management, corporate governance and accounting theory. It is practically relevant, helping you apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem solving, team-working and collaboration. This course prepares you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect their postgraduate recruits to have advanced technical and communication skills, to be confident team-workers, independent researchers, good project-managers and be at the leading edge of their specialism. Our degrees are designed to respond to these demands.

Our graduates are working all over the world. Many are employed by large multi-national firms. A number are with smaller UK firms including manufacturing companies and financial institutions. Some work as managers and accountants in specialist positions while others hold posts in the public sector or run their own businesses. A number have also gone on to further study (e.g. PhD) in the UK and elsewhere, with graduates employed in universities all over the world. You’ll be able to make use of the University's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently present yourself to the world's top employers.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



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Dissertation (BU52010) - Core
Research Methods & Methodology (BU52001) - 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 good first degree, preferably the equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree, in accounting, finance or related business discipline which contained elements of accounting and / or finance.