MSc Accounting & Finance
Take your accounting background a step further with our MSc Accounting & Finance
Challenge yourself to explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies, and view accounting in its wider social context with our MSc Accounting & Finance.
Using your quantitative skills, our course will help you to develop a more critical understanding of the world of accounting, whilst exploring the most current theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance. Finance modules are taken from our MSc Finance, one of the UK’s top finance courses*.
The course is designed to give you all the accounting and finance tools needed to step into a wide range of financial and accounting careers in an international environment
*The Financial Times ranks our MSc Finance 11th in the world and 3rd in the UK in their Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2020.
You will study six compulsory modules and two optional modules of your choice, one of which must be from Accounting. Finance modules are taken from our very successful MSc in Finance – one of the UK’s top finance courses.*
Every year we offer many optional modules from behavioural science through to quantitative finance, giving you the opportunity to tailor the course to your preferences. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary.
Assessment is a mix of exams, project work, and tests, with your 12,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together.
Lectures & classes
Lectures introduce key theories, concepts, and economic models. In classes you will solve financial problems and numerical exercises, analyse case studies, and make presentations of research published in academic journals.
A 12,000 word dissertation gives you the opportunity to develop, test, practice and apply the techniques and theories you have gained through your studies. You will be supervised and supported throughout by one of our academic staff or teaching associates and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong mathematics and statistics or econometrics ability, this could be demonstrated by a high 2.1 or 1st achieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level.
Your Undergraduate studies should contain substantial elements of accounting and finance, as well as some quantitative modules and preferably some microeconomics.
GMAT & GRE
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.