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Designed for students who already have a first degree in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject such as science or engineering, this course provides the advanced level of study required to launch a successful career in the corporate sector. You will also be equipped with the research skills to consider academic options such as PhD level study.

Overview

Giving you a sound grounding in the key theories and practices of international and management accounting, investments, and corporate finance and governance, the MSc Accounting and Finance is the ideal next step for anyone seeking a career in the business and public sectors as a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, fund manager, financial manager or financial analyst.

Teaching is supported by practical case studies, seminars and computer labs, providing invaluable insight into the latest qualitative, and quantitative tools used by accounting and financial practitioners today.

RESEARCH FOCUSED

Furthering your own skills in this field, you will be able to draw from the latest developments in academic research, with the opportunity to attend research seminars from international academic experts.

Course Modules

COMPULSORY MODULES

Semester 1

  • Advances in Financial Management
  • International Accounting
  • Business Regulation and Corporate Governance

Semester 2

  • Business Research Methods
  • Investment and Risk Management
  • Management

Semester 3

  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Management or a degree in a quantitative subject (such as Science or Engineering). NB: There is a numerical content in a range of modules on the course, students need a competent level of numeracy to complete the course.
  • Degree Classification 2:1 or above or the international equivalent

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Students for whom English is a foreign language:

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

 

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

 

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study one of the International Graduate Diploma programmes offered by our partner INTO UEA. These programmes guarantee progression to selected master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details please click here:

International Graduate Diploma in Business

 

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk.

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for 2017/8

  • UK/EU Students: £9,400
  • International Students: £15,600

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.

 

Living Expenses

Approximately £9,600 living expenses will be needed to adequately support yourself.

 

Scholarships and Funding

A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Funding for postgraduate study is also available both from the university and from a number of external schemes.

Find out more about scholarships, funding and bursaries.

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University. You can apply online.

 

Further Information

To request further information and to be kept up to date with news and events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office

 Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

 Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk.

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515