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MScAccounting and Finance

Tuition fee £12,500.00 per year
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This programme is designed for students wanting to extend their expertise in the fields of accounting and finance. The programme involves an intensive study of the core disciplines of accounting and finance. There are many different career opportunities for accounting and finance specialists.

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice, off-site visits, and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses including ‘Project Finance’. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as well as academics.

The MSc Finance suite of programmes has a typical intake of over 100 students. It is common to find a minimum of 30 nationalities represented.

The aims of the programme are:

To enable you to become competent and thoughtful practitioners, in this case, in the wider field of finance and accounting
To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement and to expose you to contemporary issues in the field, through teaching which is strongly supported by research and professional practice
To provide a flexible programme which delivers a strong theoretical underpinning in accounting and finance through compulsory courses and which enables you to pursue coherently related areas of specialism through chosen areas of academic study, option choices and a dissertation title.

Programme structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Accounting for Performance and Control (30 credits)
International Financial Accounting and Reporting (30 credits)
Business English for Academic Purposes – Level 4
Research Methods (15 credits)
Foundations of Scholarship (Dept ACC) (15 credits)
Dissertation (Postgraduate Accounting and Finance Suite) (45 credits)
Financial Management (30) (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Financial Analysis and Valuation (15 credits)
Corporate Governance, Assurance and Audit (15 credits)
Project Finance (15 credits)

Career opportunities

The degree provides a good stepping stone to a career in accountancy, especially as accountants in commerce and industry, and also provides students who are seeking positions in the finance industry with both specialist finance knowledge and the necessary level of understanding of accounting.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States