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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Accounting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall. If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body, or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester.

The course provides exemption from up to seven papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is a Gold approved learning partner and one of just three UK institutions where students qualify for so many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice.

The majority of our graduates go on to successful careers in accounting, with some having secured employment in a ‘Big 4’ accountancy firm. Other graduates have achieved employment in the fields of finance, banking or general management careers.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of accounting and finance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications, with at least three years' relevant professional experience, will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.

University information

The University of Westminster provides practical, rounded education so that people from every background can realise their true potential. We foster innovation and creativity, informed by professional practice and inspired by research. Through close links with industry, professional practice and academia in London, overseas and across the world, the University of Westminster creates rewarding connections between research, teaching and...more

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