Taught course

Accounting and Finance

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas academic/professional qualification) in accounting, auditing or any degree subject with at least seven modules in accounting. Applicants with relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualifications are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Accounting and Finance is one of Southampton Business School’s most popular degrees. Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA), it offers a blend of modules that will deepen your knowledge of finance and accounting but also enable you to explore related areas such as international corporate governance, audit and corporate social responsibility.

Unlike many other accounting and finance masters courses, MSc Accounting and Finance also includes a module on international taxation, adding an extra dimension to your studies. Our students also have access to the Bloomberg Trading Suite on campus where you can simulate City trading.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles including auditor, trainee chartered accountant, financial analyst, management consultant and financial controller at companies such as KPMG, Zurich, Mars Chocolate and the NHS.

Core and Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance; Equity Markets; Financial Accounting 1 and 2; Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance; Management Accounting 1 and 2. Optional modules include: International Corporate Governance; International Accounting and Finance; Financial Reporting and Markets. Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393