Taught course

Accounting and Finance

SOAS University of London · Financial and Management Studies

Entry requirements

We will consider all applications with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher in a relevant subject.

In addition to degree classification in a relevant subject we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

See postgraduate entry requirements for Overseas and EU qualifications and equivalencies.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Accounting and Finance is for graduates with first degrees in accounting, finance, management, economics and other social science disciplines, including sociology and political science. Graduates with science and mathematical background are also welcome to apply.

The programme is designed to provide a career entry opportunity for full-time students as well as a career development opportunity for accountants, auditors, practicing managers, business consultants and finance experts from various backgrounds, to enhance and develop their accounting and finance skills.

Recent financial crises induced by various accounting scandals necessitate the qualitative training of highly skilled accounting/finance experts for the sustainability of today’s modern business. The programme aims to balance theoretical analysis with practical application to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of accounting and finance.

Why study MSc Accounting and Finance at SOAS?

  • ranked 5th in London and 38th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Complete University Guide 2022/23)
  • ranked 6th in UK for graduate employability (QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • we are in partnership with ICAEW as a recognised ICAEW Partner-in-Learning institution
  • this programme is at the forefront of fintech and data analytics. Building on the regular weekly seminars, our Centre for Global Finance exposes students to world-class academics in finance, accounting and fintech
  • through our Reimagining Finance Network Seminar Series, students also enjoy the benefit of the practical application of the theories of accounting and finance to workplace issues, ensuring they graduate with sound theoretical and practical backgrounds in the field of finance
  • we are the hub of bespoke professors in accounting and finance, who have extensive academic and practitioner experiences in accounting, banking, investments, industry, and A-list International Organisations
  • students will gain the knowledge and skills required to meet the expectations/requirements of modern businesses in dealing with accounting/finance issues. The programme can also serve as a springboard into other careers such as management consultancy
  • this programme is accredited by CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants where you are eligible for the CIMA Masters Gateway – a fast track route for masters in accounting students where you enter CIMA at the Management Case Study bypassing eleven exams

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)20 3510 6974