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Accounting and Finance MSc

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Accounting Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Accounting and finance experts are always in demand, so if you've studied a business discipline at undergraduate level – and have an eye for detail and the drive to succeed in a challenging business environment – our MSc Accounting and Finance degree course is the way to take your ambitions further.

You'll learn the key principles and practices of accounting and finance and examine how they affect global business. You'll also get transferable skills, such as analytical and problem-solving techniques that will be invaluable in any business environment.

You'll graduate from the MSc Accounting and Finance degree course with the skills needed for a successful career in the accountancy and finance professions, ranging from management accounting to corporate finance, as well as all the skills required to excel in business.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn how to write and interpret financial statements, to monitor, control and plan for the ongoing success of an organisation
  • Understand accounting and finance from both a strategic and management perspective, ranging from business planning and strategic management accounting to corporate financial management and corporate governance
  • Have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements and trades
  • Improve your commercial skills with our business simulation software, with technicians on-hand to help out when needed
  • Receive support and mentoring from staff – including our Study Support Tutors – in formal meetings and also via social media
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which include 24-hour internet access and access to our online journals

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll be exempt from all five Certificate Level papers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Additionally, CIMA's 'Gateway' route gives MSc Accounting and Finance graduates the opportunity to sit one paper which combines their Management level papers P2, F2 and E2. If you complete this successfully, you'll also be exempt from all of CIMA's Operational level and Certificate level papers.

For the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), we currently have exemptions from Fundamentals Level papers F1 - F4.

Modules

Corporate Finance - Core
Statistics and Data Modelling - Core
Managerial Finance and Portfolio Theory - Core
Corporate Governance and Ethics - Core
Dissertation - Core
Strategic Management Accounting - Core
Business Planning - Core
Business Valuation - Core
Financial Accounting - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.

University information

Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has superb research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, with world-leading research groups conducting impactful work into some of the most significant challenges we face in society today. Portsmouth offers over 200 postgraduate degrees, in a wide variety...more