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Accounting and Finance, MSc

Our flexible Master’s in Accounting and Finance gives you a strong grounding in these core disciplines. Improve your career potential with an ACCA accredited master's degree.

This master's course provides the theoretical framework and practical skills you need to become a skilled and effective accountant. You'll learn how accounting and financial information is used to make decisions and how it fits in to wider business environments. You also develop practical skills by analysing real data sets in software platforms. Our diverse and international curriculum is based on the latest international accounting standards, making it relevant to home and international students. 

The technical aspects of our MSc Accounting and Finance are in line with the requirements set out by the accountancy profession. The degree is also accredited by ACCA, the leading global professional body for accounting.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This master's degree has accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • The course provides exemption from ACCA papers 1-4 and 7. This could reduce the time it takes to complete your ACCA professional award and boost your earning potential.
  • The course is ranked top 3 for course satisfaction in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Accounting and Finance. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in the financial and accounting professions. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

  • The course has the perfect balance between accounting and finance components, focusing always on the international context. The lecturers are inspiring and encouraging. Every assignment puts the theoretical concepts into practice, providing a comprehensive view of the financial world.

    - Camilo Rodríguez, MSc Accounting and Finance graduate

  • What I'll miss most about the university is the staff and the amazing support they offer. They really encourage you to have your own voice and ideas.

    - Aishling Egan, Primary Education Undergraduate

  • They gave me a lot of help and advice, including mock interviews, which really helped.

    - Josh Watkins, Business Management

  • The University of Greenwich experience has been absolutely brilliant. It's been a fantastic ride so far, and I'm looking forward to the next couple of years.

    - Bradley Burnett, Engineering

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 30. Lectures are normally attended by 30-90, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Accounting and Finance Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by: 

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Lab-based Exercises

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers a extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Some accounting and finance graduates go straight into practice in accountancy firms. This allows you to work with multiple clients across various industries. Alternatively, you could work in areas such as auditing or stockbroking.

Recent positions secured by our graduates include assurance associate at Grant Thornton, financial modeller at KPMG, and counter-risk trader at Barclays Investment Bank.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

Join groups such as the Trading and Investment Society and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. Our team of Greenwich students have repeatedly won this competition.

We hold Big Picture Seminars, where senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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