Taught course

International Accounting and Finance

London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You'll be required to have:

  • a 2.1 degree in any subject from the UK or undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK Second Class Upper Division; or
  • a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent international qualification.
  • IELTs 6.0 as a standard University entry requirement.

Other qualifications plus relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For mature applicants without a degree, you may be considered on merit of 2+ years of appropriate work experience and other professional development or professional qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

Expand your knowledge of accounting and finance theory and gain practical experience of using financial services software. You’ll develop transferable business skills such as problem solving and adaptability, helping you to prepare for a successful career in the financial sector.

This course is perfect if you’re currently working in finance or accounting and want to gain an academic qualification in international finance and finance operations, or if you’re looking to go into this field.

More about this course

This master’s degree is designed to develop your skills and understanding of accounting and finance theory and practice.

You’ll study the major disciplines in international accounting and finance, such as international financial reporting and advanced financial management, plus how these relate to business operations. You’ll also learn about the multifaceted role that accountants play in organisations.

London is one of the world’s leading centres of finance and is unrivalled in Europe. Although there have been some major challenges in the sector over the past few years due to Brexit and COVID-19, financial services in London remain a strong recruiter with lots of exciting opportunities available.

This course will develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and your ability to adapt to change, which are important skills to have in the rapidly changing business environment. By building a solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll be prepared for a professional or managerial role in the industry.

Using our Bloomberg room, you’ll have access to the same Bloomberg financial data that’s used on trading floors and in investment houses around the world. Having access to this data will help inform your decisions, aid research, assist you in analysing facts and figures of the current market, and enable you to join the elite group of Bloomberg users around the world. As well as building knowledge of Bloomberg, you’ll also develop expertise in other financial services packages such as Sage accounting software, EViews’ statistical package and IBM’s SPSS statistics software.

We understand the importance of industry insight, which is why you’ll be taught by people with industry experience and hear from practitioners via guest lectures.


This course uses a range of assessment methods including essays, group work, case studies, individual presentations, coursework, mini-projects, group reports, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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