Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute. • Students who were educated in a language other than English should demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for students wanting to extend their expertise in the fields of accounting and finance. The programme involves an intensive study of the core disciplines of accounting and finance. There are many different career opportunities for accounting and finance specialists.

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice, off-site visits, and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses including 'Project Finance'. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as well as academics.

The MSc Finance suite of programmes has a typical intake of over 100 students. It is common to find a minimum of 30 nationalities represented.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable you to become competent and thoughtful practitioners, in this case, in the wider field of finance and accounting
  • To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement and to expose you to contemporary issues in the field, through teaching which is strongly supported by research and professional practice
  • To provide a flexible programme which delivers a strong theoretical underpinning in accounting and finance through compulsory courses and which enables you to pursue coherently related areas of specialism through chosen areas of academic study, option choices and a dissertation title.


  • Financial Management (30 credits)
  • International Financial Accounting and Reporting (30 credits)
  • Accounting for Performance and Control (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • One option from: Project Finance; Financial Analysis and Valuation; Corporate Governance, Assurance and Audit (15 credits)

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000
020 8331 8145