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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

The degree explores the links between different aspects of accounting, finance, management and strategy e.g. International financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, risk management and management and strategy.

It will give you an international perspective of the theory and practice of accounting and finance. It focuses on accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities, as well as international capital markets and topical issues in finance.

It will expose you to contemporary debates and demonstrate how to apply theory to real-world issues in accounting, finance, management and strategy. It will also demonstrate the challenges involved in applying these theories.

The degree offers ACCA exemptions from papers F1-F4 (the papers have been renamed as Applied Knowledge AB, Applied Knowledge MA, Applied Knowledge FA and Applied Skills LW).


Many of our graduates are are employed by large multi-national firms. A number are with smaller UK firms including manufacturing companies and financial institutions. Some go on to work as managers and accountants in specialist positions, while others enter the public sector or run their own businesses.

Our graduates move into accountancy related firms of all sizes and into financial management related roles. Many enter wider management related roles and use their accounting/finance knowledge to progress within an organisation.

Graduate careers include:

  • fund controller, investment firm
  • finance manager, international airline
  • financial analyst
  • senior supervisor, banking
  • senior associate, financial services firm
  • reporting analyst
  • project co-ordinator

Other graduates have moved on to PhD study.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module aims to provide students with the necessary research skills to complete a dissertation. Specifically, the module aims to provide students with (i) an appreciation of generic research perspectives, concepts and methods; (ii) subject-specific knowledge of the principal research methods employed in business; and (iii) a range of practical research skills. This module examines key theories in business research. The module also covers the main research methods employed in the discipline, and examines key issues associated with the completion of a dissertation.

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

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.