Entry requirements

A 2:1 with honours in Accounting, Finance or related discipline, with relevant modules at 2:1 level. Candidates may also offer ACCA papers F1-F9. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

In order to apply for the MSc Accounting and Finance modules at undergraduate level should have been taken in: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics. This must include at least four accounting modules and should include Cost or Management Accounting and Financial Accounting (preferably at an advanced level).

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wants to enter a career in financial markets, either as an analyst or professional accountant.

You will develop your ability to apply and evaluate the various models and methods that practitioners use to solve practical accounting and financial problems.

The MSc Accounting and Finance is designed to deliver financial expertise with an emphasis on understanding the accounting process. You will gain insight into the accounting process within the firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting).

The programme gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management and financial accounting, and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance. You can specialise further by selecting options in subjects such as international taxation, derivatives, investment analysis, international portfolio management, corporate finance, banking, international financial management and many others.

We offer a programme of visiting speakers and a series of study weekends in which practicing fund managers and finance experts from the city share their expertise through a combination of seminars, discussions and practical project work.

In addition, non-assessed intensive information technology training, covering Datastream, Thomson Reuters and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page, as well as information for applicants with lower English language test scores, as they may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme.

Further information for international students can be found at the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit the fees and funding page to see which scholarships/loan schemes are currently on offer.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1392 723246