Taught course

Accounting and Finance

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 2:2 bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance or Business-related discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course or another discipline plus accounting and finance conversion course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

You want lucrative, wide-ranging opportunities that challenge you. You can keep up with the changes and bustling nature of the finance world. You’re driven and want to understand the complexity of global financial markets around the world. Our course has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in accounting and finance; niche international content reaching beyond ACCA, knowledgeable and industry-experienced lecturers, influential guest speakers, The Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, and strong local and London-based professional connections.

You want to enhance your career; you see the opportunities within your industry and want to be able to seize them. Our course will challenge you, and help you get more out of yourself and the industry, so that you can take your career to the next level.

ARU’s MSc Accounting and Finance course attracts student from all over the world, which infuses the classes with global perspective. That makes learning about Global Financial Markets, International Accounting, and International Tax Theory and Policy more real and accessible. Your course mates can offer valuable insights into their local markets and practices, which enriches the discussion and your learning path, giving you exposure to different cultures and professional customs right there, in the classroom.

Our tutors are dedicated to the subject and want to see you progress. There’s an open door policy, which encourages building strong working relationships with students. You’ll benefit from their industry contacts, which means you’ll start building your own local network while you’re at ARU. You will get real insight during special lectures and seminars led by prominent industry guests. Our dynamic, active learning-based seminars involve the combination of individual research and team work. This approach will help you develop critical thinking and collaboration skills, and give you a chance to reflect on your performance at the end of the session.

As part of this course, you’ll have an option of doing a ten-week work placement and project instead of a dissertation. This flexibility means you can choose what is best for you and your career ambitions. On placement you’ll enter a company who share your goals and allows you to apply your skills hands-on in a working environment. If you prefer to create impact on current knowledge by contributing to existing research then the dissertation option is for you. You have the power to decide because we understand everyone’s ambitions are different, and we want you to pick what’s right for you.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 686 868