Accounting and Finance MSc

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

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

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.

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.

Course

Highlights

  • Links to professional bodies.
  • Work Placement available.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

You can opt for a work placement if you are studying Full Time. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity.

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.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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 Analyst (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM014
    Core Module Y
  • Social Responsibility and Governance (20 Credits)
    Module code: FINM024
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
    Module code: FINM025
    Core Module N
  • Work Placement: Project / Dissertation (50 Credits)
    Module code: FINM041
    Core Module N
  • Work Placement: Accounting and Finance Employability Skills (10 Credits)
    Module code: FINM048
    Core Module N

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

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

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,150
Part Time: £3,180 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £3,975 (100 Credits)
Distance Learning: £2,820 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,525

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

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

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

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

Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts


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Updated 16/11/2018

  • 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.

    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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Links to professional bodies.
    • Work Placement 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

    Work Experience

    You can opt for a work placement if you are studying Full Time. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity.

    • 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.

  • 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
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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 Analyst (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM014
      Core Module Y
    • Social Responsibility and Governance (20 Credits)
      Module code: FINM024
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
      Module code: FINM025
      Core Module N
    • Work Placement: Project / Dissertation (50 Credits)
      Module code: FINM041
      Core Module N
    • Work Placement: Accounting and Finance Employability Skills (10 Credits)
      Module code: FINM048
      Core Module N
    • 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.

  • 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

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,150
    Part Time: £3,180 Year one (80 Credits) Year two £3,975 (100 Credits)
    Distance Learning: £2,820 Year 1 (80 Credits) Year two  £3,525

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

    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

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

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

    Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts

*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