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Accounting and Finance MSc

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary


  • For students wanting a deeper knowledge of accounting and finance with a view to enter a career in either field
  • Gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management, financial accounting, and management accounting and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance
  • Learn about financial and management accounting processes combined with practical training on leading databases including Datastream, Thomson Reuters and other financial databases and software systems
  • Specialise with optional modules including international taxation, derivatives pricing, domestic and international portfolio management, banking and financial services, and international financial management
  • Attend guest speaker seminars and workshops from practicing fund managers and finance experts from leading banks.


Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Accounting & Finance will enable you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Careers in Accountancy & Financial Management

Global demand for accountants and financial managers means you can compete across a variety of services in a huge range of sectors and businesses, from vast multi-nationals to small and medium enterprises, public sector organisations and charities. This degree programme can prepare you for a variety of roles including:

  • Professional Accountant: Financial Accounting; Forensic Accounting; Management Accounting; Assurance; Audit
  • Financial Analyst with a commercial or public sector orientation
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Taxation Consultants
  • Framework Monitoring Associates
  • Investment Bankers
  • Strategic Planners


This module examines the importance of accounting, accounts and accountability (the ?3As?) in everyday society. The 3As are significant aspects of day-to-day life, they shape much of what organisations and powerful individuals represent, underpin situations that we see and hear about in the daily news, and a great deal more. They are prevalent and frequently taken-for-granted concepts within the world in which we live. This module will investigate the multiple characteristics and consequences of the 3As in their broad (e.g., social, economic, political) context and tease out important aspects of 3As through considering topical and real-world issues, plus drawing also on different theorisation. Students will gain critically-oriented insight ?beyond the numbers? of accounting, accounts and accountability. Although this module builds on knowledge attained in studying module BEAM025 ?Advanced Management Accounting?, it also covers topics which, to varying degrees, feature across other MSc Accounting & Finance modules, such as financial reporting, other corporate reporting such as social and environmental accounts and natural capital accounting, auditing, taxation and governance.

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

A 2:1 with honours or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or related discipline. Candidates may also offer ACCA papers F1-F9. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA(R), ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.