Entry requirements

You are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK or overseas university (or equivalent).

Additional requirement information

You are not required to have completed a degree in finance or accounting to apply for this degree; prospective students from any academic discipline are welcome to apply.

We have put in place a core module for those who come from a non-related academic background. This module will support you in the transition to pursuing a degree in International Finance and Accounting.

Mature students with relevant managerial experience who may lack the required education qualifications can still apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study International Finance and Accounting

A Master's degree in International Finance and Accounting will provide you with a broad skillset and support you in furthering your career within the profession. This course reflects the current world business climate to provide you with skills that are transferable across national boundaries.

You'll receive support from business professionals as you learn about finance and investment. This will provide you with opportunities to engage with the real world of finance, investment and accounting.

Guest speakers will attend module lectures throughout the degree. This includes the former Chief Economist at Lloyds TSB, who will teach on the 'Economics and International Finance' module.

This International Finance and Accounting degree does not require you to have studied a similar degree at the undergraduate level. Individuals with any degree background are welcome to apply.

If you have appropriate work experience, but haven't achieved the required academic qualifications, we may still accept you onto the course provided you pass an interview.

Why St Mary's

You'll also be able to select a work placement module as part of the degree. For this module you'll work as part of an organisation within the accounting and finance industry, providing you with invaluable professional work experience within the industry.

The degree will provide you with key business skills such as finance, investment and accounting. Our team of professional academics will support you as you learn and develop your skills with a focus on finance and accounting at an international level.

As part of the International Finance and Accounting degree you will benefit from:

  • A team of research-active academics who are experts in their field of accounting and finance
  • Enhancing your CV or resume with a work placement that will give you vital experience in a professional organisation
  • An internationally diverse community of students and academics you can use to build your network as you study
  • Smaller teaching groups that will provide you with personalised support
  • Guest speakers - organised through our strong network of business contacts - will share their professional expertise with you
  • An annual Careers Fair in which you'll be able to meet representatives from various companies

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Peter Hill