MSc Accounting

You will examine real issues presented by leading practitioners from international accounting firms, preparing you for a successful career in accounting..

This course will enable you to understand how and why companies report on their financial performance and position in the way they do. You will also look at the economic, social and environmental factors that influence an organisation’s social responsibilities and how they integrate with a company’s strategic decision-making processes. In addition you will examine the core principles of audit, assurance and corporate governance.

You will develop a strong understanding of how financial information is used for decision making purposes and how the subsequent outcomes are effectively communicated and evaluated. Your study will involve analysing real-world financial situations faced by business organisations. You’ll develop the ability to effectively interpret and make decisions based on accounting and financial information. The course focuses on developing skills and knowledge vital in business, with an emphasis on accounting and assurance.

Students are encouraged to become confident in using accounting knowledge as well as learning how to make decisions in an accounting and financial environment. You will gain a well-rounded knowledge of both theory and practice.

You will be taught by academic staff with extensive practical and academic knowledge, in a department rated ‘excellent’ for teaching quality. Staff’s professional experience ranges from working for smaller organisations to the ‘Big Four’ accounting and professional services firms.

What you will study

Students will take the following modules:

Contemporary Issues in Accounting
In depth, case study based investigation into topical issues and events from the dynamic areas of accounting, audit, tax and finance.

Corporate Governance
A consideration of the systems...

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Did you know this course is also available at our London Centre?

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate accounting degree (or business with strong accounting content) from a UK university, 2:2 Honours or higher.

Holders of recognised professional accounting qualifications may be entitled to exemptions and entry to the Fast Track programme.

Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications may also be acceptable.

Students wishing to take ACCA examinations alongside the MSc will also need to be ACCA-registered students.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

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To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2014
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2014
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
          • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2015