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Accounting and Finance MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September and January

Overview Updated 24/02/2020

Accounting and Finance MSc provides you with the essential skills needed for pursuing high level careers in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

Exemptions are available from main professional bodies (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)).

If you are looking to enhance your career prospects, this course can provide a contextual understanding of how accounting and finance operates within the business environment. You will examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions on broader society of corporate and financial decisions.

This course has an Industry Placement Option.

Apply for Non-Placement Route

Apply for January 2020
Apply for September 2020

Apply for Placement Route

Apply for January 2020
Apply for September 2020

Course

Highlights

  • Exemptions are available from main professional bodies.
  • Industry Placement Option available.

Additional

Information

Exemptions are available from main professional bodies.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Course Details

Accounting and finance are essential areas of expertise for those seeking high-level careers in these professions, as well as commerce and academia.

We expect that you will start this course with a good deal of technical accounting knowledge, having either studied accounting at undergraduate or professional level. You will be provided with theoretical background and applied knowledge at Master’s level that allows you to build upon your existing skills. The course is designed to enhance your intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. This course addresses many of the current accounting issues present in business and how they relate to wider social, technical and economic challenges. You will also have the opportunity to study a specialist interest of your choice.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Studying the Accounting and Finance MSc offers you excellent career opportunities. Our recent graduates have secured positions in accounting firms, industry, banking, finance and commerce.

Visits to employers

Work experience

Our Accounting and Finance Master’s students went behind the scenes of one of the town’s flagship employers to find out more about how the company is run.

Read more in our News article.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

If you hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline then you will be eligible to apply for this course. If you hold professional qualifications you will also be considered for entry onto this course.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Corporate Reporting 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM008
    Core Module Y
  • Global Financial Strategy (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM009
    Core Module Y
  • Financial and Business Strategy (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM010
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Audit (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM012
    Core Module Y
  • Investment Analysis (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM014
    Core Module Y
  • Social Responsibility and Governance (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM024
    Core Module Y
  • Career Futures: Employability Skills (0 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM072
    Core Module Y
  • Work-Based Project (60 Credits)
    Module code: HRMM074
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • practical knowledge that can be applied in a work setting
  • flexible study that is delivered online, wherever you are
  • full support from professionally qualified staff and engagement with fellow students
  • link to professional bodies with the possibility of professional memberships

Alumni Discount

20% off for UoN alumni!

University of Northampton alumni can receive 20% off postgraduate tuition fees.

Find out more about our Graduate Discount Scheme.

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years*.

Full Time: £7,425
Part Time: £3,300 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £4,125 (100 Credits)
Distance Learning: £2,940 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,675

*Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 21/22

Year 2 (Placement Route Only)

Year 2 Placement Fee: £500 ** (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

*The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £3,240 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £4,050 (100 Credits)
Distance Learning: £2,880 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,600

*Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 20/21

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years*.

International: £13,750

*Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 21/22

Year 2 (Placement Route Only)

Year 2 Placement Fee: £500 ** (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

**The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

*Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 19/20

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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Updated 24/02/2020

  • Accounting and Finance MSc provides you with the essential skills needed for pursuing high level careers in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

    Exemptions are available from main professional bodies (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)).

    If you are looking to enhance your career prospects, this course can provide a contextual understanding of how accounting and finance operates within the business environment. You will examine how financial decisions are made within business, as well as the repercussions on broader society of corporate and financial decisions.

    This course has an Industry Placement Option.

    Apply for Non-Placement Route

    Apply for January 2020
    Apply for September 2020

    Apply for Placement Route

    Apply for January 2020
    Apply for September 2020

    Course

    Highlights

    • Exemptions are available from main professional bodies.
    • Industry Placement Option available.
  • Accounting and finance are essential areas of expertise for those seeking high-level careers in these professions, as well as commerce and academia.

    We expect that you will start this course with a good deal of technical accounting knowledge, having either studied accounting at undergraduate or professional level. You will be provided with theoretical background and applied knowledge at Master’s level that allows you to build upon your existing skills. The course is designed to enhance your intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. This course addresses many of the current accounting issues present in business and how they relate to wider social, technical and economic challenges. You will also have the opportunity to study a specialist interest of your choice.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Exemptions are available from main professional bodies.

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Studying the Accounting and Finance MSc offers you excellent career opportunities. Our recent graduates have secured positions in accounting firms, industry, banking, finance and commerce.

    • Work experience

      Our Accounting and Finance Master’s students went behind the scenes of one of the town’s flagship employers to find out more about how the company is run.

      Read more in our News article.

  • If you hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline then you will be eligible to apply for this course. If you hold professional qualifications you will also be considered for entry onto this course.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Corporate Reporting 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM008
      Core Module Y
    • Global Financial Strategy (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM009
      Core Module Y
    • Financial and Business Strategy (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM010
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Audit (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM012
      Core Module Y
    • Investment Analysis (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM014
      Core Module Y
    • Social Responsibility and Governance (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM024
      Core Module Y
    • Career Futures: Employability Skills (0 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM072
      Core Module Y
    • Work-Based Project (60 Credits)
      Module code: HRMM074
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • practical knowledge that can be applied in a work setting
    • flexible study that is delivered online, wherever you are
    • full support from professionally qualified staff and engagement with fellow students
    • link to professional bodies with the possibility of professional memberships
    • 20% off for UoN alumni!

      University of Northampton alumni can receive 20% off postgraduate tuition fees.

      Find out more about our Graduate Discount Scheme.

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years*.

    Full Time: £7,425
    Part Time: £3,300 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £4,125 (100 Credits)
    Distance Learning: £2,940 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,675

    *Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 21/22

    Year 2 (Placement Route Only)

    Year 2 Placement Fee: £500 ** (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

    *The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £3,240 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £4,050 (100 Credits)
    Distance Learning: £2,880 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,600

    *Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 20/21

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years*.

    International: £13,750

    *Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 21/22

    Year 2 (Placement Route Only)

    Year 2 Placement Fee: £500 ** (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

    **The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    *Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase for 19/20

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour