Accounting and Finance

MSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you want to learn more about financial management and accounting to enhance your opportunities within your chosen profession.

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.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
School of Business

Postgraduate Admissions Team
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Why Leicester?

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

The research talents at Leicester are far-reaching and this research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests and with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or postgraduate research.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules


  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Public Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Financial Option Pricing
  • Finance and Society
  • Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  • Finance, Markets and Organisations
  • Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Income Valuation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

The MSc in Accounting and Finance is a full-time course which takes 12 months to complete. You will study Modules 1-5 between September and the end of December, and Modules 6-9 between January and May.

Each module requires you to write an assignment and/or sit an exam. Your 15,000-word dissertation, which is the final part of the course, will be completed by the end of August.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 degree from a British university or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification
  • Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the course
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.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

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.

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.


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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Accounting and Finance MSc 1 year full-time September each year

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Accounting and Finance
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year

Not currently available; contact admissions.

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