Accounting and Finance MSc
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time
October each year.
A good second-class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.
2012/13 - Home/EU: £8,445 International: £15,715
2013/14 - Home/EU: £8,825 International: £16,420
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.
You will study seven core modules and then choose two option modules followed by your 15,000 word dissertation.
- Foundations of Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
- Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
- Accountability, Representations and Control
- Financial Modelling
- Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sector
- Corporate Finance
- Research Methods
Two modules from the following (subject to availability).
- Advanced Applied Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Alternative Economies
- Developments in Business Finance
- Financial Options Pricing
- 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