Masters | Postgraduate Course - Accounting and Finance MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £14,500 full-time International: £23,700 full-time
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Accounting and Finance MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance with a view to enter a career in either field.

The MSc Accounting and Finance offers you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of financial management, financial accounting, and management accounting and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance. You will gain insight into the accounting process within a firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting).

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BEAM056 Applied Empirical Accounting 15
  • BEAM024 Advanced Financial Accounting 15
  • BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • BEAM046 Financial Modelling 15
  • BEAM025 Advanced Management Accounting 15
  • BEAM027 Dissertation 60
  • BEAM063 Advanced Financial Analysis or 15
  • BEAM070 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 15

Optional modules
You will choose two options totalling 30 credits from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM035 Derivatives Pricing 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM050 Advanced Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM042 International Financial Management 15
  • BEAM052 Corporate Governance and Finance 15
  • BEAM053 Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganisations 15
  • BEAM054 Alternative Investments 15
  • BEAM051 Principles of International Taxation 15
  • BEAM059 Introduction to UK Taxation 15
  • BEAM060 Advanced UK Taxation Must be taken with BEAM059 15
  • BEAM065 Bank Management 15
  • BEAM071 Advanced Corporate Reporting 15

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 with honours in Accounting, Finance or related discipline, with relevant modules at 2:1 level. Candidates may also offer ACCA papers F1-F9. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Accounting & Finance will enable you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.