Taught course


University of Huddersfield · Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics. Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultive Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. Applicants with other professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered individually.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Huddersfield Business School is excited to announce a new portfolio of courses that are currently being formalised. These are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be influential and successful in a rapidly changing global environment.

Our new portfolio covers a wide variety of subject areas offering courses in traditional business and management alongside new and innovative topics. Although this specific course will not be available in 2019, a similar range of courses will follow covering contemporary topics that suit the changing external environment. Our new courses should be available to view online from mid-November, however in the meantime please do get in touch if you would like to enquire about any of our Business School courses.

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance, and want to pursue a career in finance. The course is highly focused on skills development and helps to provide knowledge of current developments in the finance sector, in an international context. This enables you to develop critical insights through vocationally-relevant subject matter.

We will introduce you to important issues for financial markets; for example, critical evaluation of theories affecting financial management, in corporate organisations and capital markets. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in managing an investment portfolio, and an understanding of mechanisms of corporate governance in supporting financial markets.

Our focus is on using varied teaching and assessment methods to help develop a wide range of academic, analytical, presentation and practical skills in our students. We use a number of teaching methods such as seminars, workshops and student-led discussions, to analyse issues relating to defined topic areas on this course. We also use group projects and presentations to improve your team working and communication skills, alongside case study analysis and advanced level accounting exercises.

Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience as practitioners; with knowledge in businesses, the commercial sector (including banking) and the professional bodies. Guest lecturers from the world of business and banking are also used on some modules; recent guests have included HSBC.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

The Business School