Challenge contemporary critical thinking and explore new accounting concepts by taking an MSc in Finance and Accounting! We're here to provide progression for your current qualification to reach new levels of knowledge, encouraging debate and discussion of financial development, entrepreneurial thinking and many more key areas of this subject.
You'll study an extensive range of modules looking at important topics in finance and accounting, focusing on those that meet your specific interests. We'll look at the financial challenges faced by businesses in today's environment, providing you the perfect foundation to reach new heights in your professional development. Get an understanding of your contribution to financial leadership and move on to big things in your career.
You'll emerge as a leader in your field, with the knowledge and skills to move up the corporate ladder and engage in discussions towards the future of financial development.
We offer a wide range of modules to look at financial leadership within both profit and non-profit organisations, considering case studies of current companies and organisational financial development.
Modules, such as Leadership & Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Thinking & Effecting Change allow you to study business leadership from a senior perspective, while Financial Governance Risk & Ethics; Financial Reporting & Communication; Strategic Performance Management and Corporate Financial Practices ensure that you consider the financial challenges businesses face today..
- Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
- Strategic Thinking and Effecting Change
- Financial Reporting and Communication
- Principles of Postgraduate Research
- Financial Governance, Risk and Ethics
- Strategic Performance Management
- Corporate Financial Practices
- Postgraduate Independent Project
For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
1st or 2nd class honours degree in BA/Bsc (Hons) Accounting or Finance. We will consider students with a BA/BSc in a related discipline as long as they can demonstrate a solid background in accounting and finance (e.g. with some ACCA or equivalent modules) and advanced numerical skills.
Students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6 in each component). Please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either - an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or - an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.
UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
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We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
Resources and facilities
We place a high degree of emphasis on interactive learning within the Business School and provide a supportive environment in which you can develop academically and personally. Business e-resources are available to students through the Library's Quest service. Quest is an easy to use, powerful discovery service that searches the university's journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box.