Accounting and Finance MSc

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time

Start Dates

October each year.

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree or its equivalent or an acceptable professional qualification; or possession of either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management. If your first language is not English you must have either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90.



Home/EU: £9,635
International: £18,705

Course aims

The principal aim of the MSc in Accounting and Finance is to develop an understanding of a broad range of finance and accounting concepts, and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts. Specifically, you will be provided with a stimulating and intellectually challenging management development programme, along with a rigorous education in the concepts of financial management and accounting.

Course modules

You will study seven core modules and then choose two option modules followed by your 15,000 word dissertation.


  • Accountability, Representations and Control
  • Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sector
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
  • Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Foundations of Professional Knowledge and Skills

Plus Research Methods and Dissertation


Two modules from the following (subject to availability).

  • Advanced Applied Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Alternative Economies
  • Developments in Business Finance
  • Finance and Society
  • Financial Options Pricing
  • Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Public Finance
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

Teaching and assessment methods

The MSc in Accounting and Finance is a full-time programme which takes 12 months to complete. Modules 1-5 are studied between September and the end of December. Modules 6-9 are studied between January and May. Each module requires you to write an assignment and/or sit an examination. The dissertation, which is the concluding element of the programme, is completed by the end of August.

Find out more about this course on the School of Management website


Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 116 252 5382

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