Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Exeter · Business School

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related discipline from a recognised university. 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. Please see our website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suited to students wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance, and enter a career in financial markets; either as an analyst, as a professional accountant, or as a preparation for further research at PhD level. Students develop their ability to apply and evaluate the various models and methods that practitioners use to solve practical accounting and financial problems.

MSc Accounting and Finance is designed to deliver financial expertise with an emphasis on understanding the accounting process. Students gain insight into the accounting process both within the firm (management accounting) and for external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting). The programme gives solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management and financial accounting, and it will sharpens quantitative skills in finance.

Students can specialise in subjects such as derivatives, investment analysis, international portfolio management, corporate finance, banking, international financial management and many others.

There is a programme of visiting speakers and a series of study weekends in which practising 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 computer training, covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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