Accounting and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This course is distinctive in its focus on using financial skills in organisations rather than on mathematically modelling financial markets and in placing business accounting systems in the national and global business environment.

About

You develop hard and soft accounting skills as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in the challenging business environment. If you are a fully or part-qualified accountant, significant exemptions are available.

This programme is available with 100 credits of advanced standing to entrants who have obtained a full professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW. These students will only need to undertake two modules to complete the award - Current Issues in Accounting and Research, and the Accounting Dissertation.

Three core modules deal with the disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting and international finance. You also study the global business environment and explore contemporary issues in accounting thought before taking accounting skills and management research modules in preparation for your dissertation.

This programme is open to qualified accountants who may enter with 100 credits of advanced standing, leaving them with only the Current Issues in Accounting & Research and the Accounting Dissertation to complete the award.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Accounting Dissertation 
  • Core Concepts in Accounting and Finance 
  • Current issues in Accounting and Research 
  • Finance Management 
  • Financial Crime 
  • Global Economics and International Financial Markets 
  • Reporting, Governance and Accountability 

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity

              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

              Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              Part-time
              • Average part-time duration 24 months
              • Intensity Flexible
              • Part-time variant
                Flexible
            • Credits
              100 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              6

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            • Minimum required score (Grade C):

              180

              The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Lower Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Entry requirements

            The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

            • a good honours degree (at least a 2:2) in a relevant discipline
            • a post-experience or professional qualification
            • equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).
            • A relevant professional qualification will enable you to enter the programme with substantial advanced standing.

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            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              10950 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              5050 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5050 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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            Living costs for Middlesbrough

            • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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