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

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £14,500 full-timeInternational: £23,700 full-time
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Accounting and Taxation MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

The MSc in Accounting and Taxation is a unique programme designed to offer you a high-level academic understanding of contemporary developments in taxation policy and practice, together with accounting, both in the UK and in an international global context.

In short, our aim is to give you the best possible preparation for a long and successful career in accounting with a specialisation in taxation.

Module details

Compulsory modules

Students who come from an accounting and finance background will not normally be permitted to study BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers and should substitute an optional module.
Students MUST choose at least one of either BEAM060 or BEAM061. 

  • BEAM058 Comparative Tax Systems 15
  • BEAM059 Introduction to UK Taxation 15
  • BEAM051 Principles of International Taxation 15
  • BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers [Students who come from an Accounting and Finance background will not normally be permitted to study this module and should substitute an optional module] 15
  • BEAM060 Advanced UK Taxation OR 15
  • BEAM061 Advanced International Taxation 15
  • BEAM062 Taxation Dissertation 60

Optional modules
You will choose 45/60 credits of optional modules from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

Acc MSc A&T optional modules 2018-9

  • BEAM025 Advanced Management Accounting 15
  • BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • BEAM063 Advanced Financial Analysis 15
  • BEAM070 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 15
  • BEAM071 Advanced Corporate Reporting 15
  • BEMM116 Principles of International Business 15
  • BEMM129 Digital Business Models 15
  • BEMM135 International Financial Management 15
  • BEAM024 Advanced Financial Accounting 15
  • BEAM060 Advanced UK Taxation 15

Entry Requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in a business related discipline such as Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance or Management from a recognised university. Candidates may also offer ACCA Papers F1-F9. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in business related 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 & Taxation 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.