Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Bristol · University of Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

A strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) in Accounting and Finance (joint honours).

A single honours degree in either Accounting or Finance may be acceptable. Degree must include 2:1 in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting units, and demonstrate further study at 2:1 level in a range of accounting and finance units.

Applicants with a lower class of degree with at least one year’s relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This taught postgraduate programme emphasises research and analytical skills that will be valuable in your future career. It will build on your existing knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and finance. You will develop your ability to critically analyse the nature and conditions of effectiveness for these techniques to contribute to accounting and finance practice and governance.

In the first term you will explore contemporary issues in accounting and finance research literature. You will also build key skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will prepare you for the more specialist elective units taught in the second term.

The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, which involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. For those planning on undertaking a PhD, this dissertation represents an important bridge between taught and advanced research studies.

This programme develops skills for critical analysis of accounting and finance topics, which will be valuable in your future career. The strong conceptual foundation it offers will support students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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