Accounting and Finance, MSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you want to study the principal methods of financial management and accounting and learn to analyse complex business situation.

Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business

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Course description

Course description

The MSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with a thorough understanding of finance and accounting concepts and their application within organisations.

You will learn the main theories, tools, methods and techniques of accounting and finance within an international context and gain an understanding of the advantages, limitations and typical applications of each major method or technique in practice. You will develop your ability to reflect critically on the current debates in the accounting and financial professional and academic literature.

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to deal with complex accounting and financial issues in a range of employment contexts. The focus of the course will enhance your ability to analyse any situation and make sound strategic decisions.

This degree will prepare you for senior accounting and finance roles in both public and private sector organisations.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £9,565

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2018

  • £19,070

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

You could be eligible for a School of Business Postgraduate scholarship.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our accounting and finance courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

At the start of the course you will take a week non-credit bearing module which covers two professional certificates. Firstly you will cover the content for the Claritas Investment Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completely externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloombeg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.

By taking the MSc in Accounting and Finance, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

 

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Core modules

Core modules

You will spend your first two weeks studying the non-credit bearing module, ‘Professional Skills in Finance’, before moving onto studying your first three core modules. In semester two you will study another two core modules and also three option modules. During the Summer you will study your last two core modules and then your dissertation.

Plus your Dissertation

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:

  • International Money and Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Macroeconomic Environment
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Market Microstructure and Trading
  • Financial Accounting and Audit
  • Public Finance
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Empirical Finance
  • Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting
  • Finance, Markets and Organisations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Why Leicester?

Our multi-disciplinary approach to management draws on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, politics and psychology – as well as traditional management theories.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests.

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a mixture of methods including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Student performance is assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus a dissertation.

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