Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Essex · Essex Business School

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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 can organisations ensure fair and accurate accounting? How has finance changed in the wake of the global economic crisis?

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is taught at Essex Business School, an internationally diverse school ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). You join one of the UK’s largest and most respected finance groups and experience a Masters education that combines theory with practice. You further your understanding of advanced accounting and corporate finance and can tailor your studies to your professional ambitions by choosing from a range of optional modules.

You cover topics including:

  • recent developments in theoretical approaches to accounting and corporate finance
  • quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research
  • financial reporting
  • portfolio management.

Our world-renowned academics are at the cutting-edge of their fields. They embed the latest thinking into your course to ensure you stay up-to-date with the current developments and major issues in accounting and financial reporting.

Whether you’re thinking about continuing your studies to PhD level or targeting a senior role in the world of accounting or finance, this is the course to advance your career.

Our MSc Accounting and Finance is also available to study part-time.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for University of Essex scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are available from the Student Loans 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