Postgraduate applicants should have: A minimum of a UK Honours degree at the 2:2 level (or equivalent) in business, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, science or engineering. Candidates with an equivalent professional qualification or relevant work experience will also be considered. Credit transfer is possible if there is evidence that the material covered in any module has been satisfactorily assessed to the masters degree level. Exceptions to the above criteria may be possible on a case by case basis, but are unlikely to be accorded without evidence of the acquisition of basic mathematical skills at the university level.
Months of entry
The Finance (Accounting) course will engage you in the core areas of finance while providing you with the opportunity to specialise in accounting. This is a particular pathway built into the MSc in Finance degree programme which upon successful completion will be accorded a mention of ‘Accounting pathway’ on the degree.
The course is comprised of six taught modules and a dissertation of around 15,000 words.
- Capital Markets and Investment Management
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Reporting
- Strategic Management Control and Appraisal
- Research Methods
- One elective
The elective module from either structure may be drawn from the following list:
- Business, Environment and Sustainability
- Commercial and Investment Banking
- Corporate Governance and Ethics
- Development Finance
- Economics of Human Resource Management
- Financial Derivatives and Risk Hedging
- Financial Regulation and Compliance
- International Business: Emerging Markets
- Strategic Information Management
Assessment is through a combination of coursework, exam and oral presentation.
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the financial management of firms.
A wide range of career opportunities are opened by this course, for example, budget analyst in the financial controller’s department of any firm, positions in the corporate finance and treasury departments, risk management, and accounting offices (both mid and back office).
The course content and embedded skills development provide students an excellent platform for entry into the employment market in financial services.
Information for international students
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
- 020 7133 4202