Taught course

Finance and Accounting

University of Wolverhampton · Wolverhampton Business School

Entry requirements

All applicants

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above. A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Part time students only

  • Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Businesses and government organisations implement strategies for economic growth by relying on sound financial knowledge. This MSc Finance and Accounting, taught by highly research-active staff, is aimed at providing you with an in-depth grounding for your professional or academic career in finance, business and accounting.

The course develops your strategic understanding and critical thinking of the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions upon which modern business decision-making is based. In addition, it provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of finance for international business.

You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and the variety of approaches small firms use to secure finance and survive and succeed in the hyper-competitive market.

In this modern globalised business environment you will explore key factors that affect international business management and evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context.

You will have the chance to apply the research skills you have developed throughout the programme to an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic.

As well as the opportunity of external visits, eg. the London Stock Exchange, students will have the chance to apply the research skills developed throughout the programme to an independent piece of research in an accounting or finance related topic.

Information for international students

TOEFL score of 550 or above, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or equivalent. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Employer or self-funded

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222