Description

This taught postgraduate programme is research-led and will draw heavily on academic literature. It will develop your ability to critically analyse technical aspects of accounting and finance practice and governance.

In the first term you will explore contemporary issues in accounting and finance research literature. You will also build key skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will prepare you for the more specialist elective units taught in the second term. The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, which involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. For those planning on undertaking a PhD, either at Bristol or elsewhere, this dissertation represents an important bridge between taught and advanced research studies.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

In teaching block one you will complete four compulsory units, while in teaching block two you will choose four from a list of optional units. Each of the units is worth 15 credits.

The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, worth 60 credits. This involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. The dissertation gives you an opportunity to explore an original problem, source and process the relevant financial data, analyse that data and learn to draw appropriate conclusions. The results are presented in a final report of up to 15,000 words.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Accounting and Finance.

Student Destinations

This programme provides research and analytical skills that will be valuable in your future career. It is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.

Some students may progress to PhD study. Others may go straight into employment, with the banking and accounting/consulting sectors being particular favourites.

Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time£13,000 Overseas: full-time£25,000 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £13,000

Entry Requirements

This specialist programme is for students who have a minimum upper second-class degree in accounting and/or finance. Students with a finance degree are required to have studied accounting to an appropriate level.

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