Entry requirements

You’ll normally need a minimum 2:2 bachelors degree in accounting, finance OR a business-related discipline plus an accounting and finance conversion course OR or another discipline plus an accounting and finance conversion course. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. If you have other awards, including those from non-UK universities, we may be able to accept these. Please email us for further information. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Financial and accounting expertise is vital in a period of increasing uncertainty in global markets. Our Masters programme allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in finance-related tasks and activities, specifically the analytical, communication, critique and evaluation skills you’ll need to work in international finance.

Here at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, you'll be taught by a team of academics with close links to the accountancy profession, including authors, examiners and markers for international professional bodies. You'll also enjoy close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants who’ll give you insights into current strategic approaches in accounting and financial analysis.

By the end of the course you'll be confident in making financial decisions, scrutinising accounting statements or proposals, and ready to take on a challenging role in any accounting or finance-based organisation.

Get a broad understanding of both accounting and finance and gain internationally sought-after skills on our challenging course. It’s perfect if you’ve already got an accounting or finance qualification and want to develop more advanced knowledge. You can choose to study either full- or part-time.

Your MSc in Accounting and Finance can lead to a lucrative career in a wide range of settings and roles, in the UK and internationally.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
  • the new postgraduate loan
  • applying for our scholarships
  • additional funding options and support.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
We also offer our £400 Books Plus scheme, which helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 686868