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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree in Accounting or related subject.

Degree must include at least one module in Financial Accounting from the list below within the last two years of degree study:

Accounting I, Accounting II, Advanced Accounting, Company Accounts, Company Financial Statements, Company Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial Reporting, Intermediate Accounting, Issues in Financial Accounting/Reporting

Degree must also include at least one module in Management Accounting from the list below within the last two years of degree study:

Budgeting, Capital Investment Decisions, Cost Accounting, Financial Management, Financial/Managerial Decision Making, Issues in Managerial Accounting, Management Control Systems, Managerial Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting.

Months of entry


Course content

How is the role and public perception of accounting changing in a world still coping with the effects of the financial crash?

Accounting at Essex goes well beyond the preparation of financial statements. We teach you to be accountable, act ethically and make financial decisions that positively impact both organisations and society.

This course will advance your knowledge of accounting in both depth and scope. You are taught at Essex Business School, champions of ethical management and sustainable business and ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014). We believe accounting information is the foundation for successful decision-making and further develop your practical accounting skills and theoretical knowledge so you can make a positive impact in the workplace.

You explore the changing role and perception of accounting within shifting global markets. We take a critical view of both financial reporting and management accounting, so that you can be perfectly placed to lead financial decision-making in your chosen industry. You work with students and staff from across the globe, preparing you to work in international markets; our Masters students currently join us from more than 40 countries.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for University of Essex scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loan Company for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719