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, applicants should have taken at least seven modules in Finance and Accounting at undergraduate level, of which four must be accounting modules and must include Advanced Financial Accounting / Reporting.

Modules in Economics and Maths will also be accepted in addition to Accounting modules.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • ACCA accredited modules
  • Broad spectrum of optional modules so you can tailor your course to your interests
  • Non-assessed database training on key financial databases including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters

This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance with a view to enter a career in either field.

The MSc Accounting and Finance offers you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management, financial accounting, and management accounting and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance. You will gain insight into the accounting process within a firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting).

One of the main attractions of the degree is the broad spectrum of options available – you can specialise further by selecting subjects such as international taxation, derivatives pricing, domestic and international portfolio management, corporate finance and governance, banking and financial services, international financial management, topics in financial economics, and many others.

We also offer a series of visiting speakers seminars and workshops in which practicing fund managers and finance experts from leading banks 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.

TOEFL IBT*

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
£14,500
International students
£23,700

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background.

We are therefore offering every student a Future Leaders Scholarships worth £1,000 each. These will be automatically awarded to students who confirm their place within the deposit deadline outlined in their offer letter.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Email
business-school-msc@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 726679