Masters | Postgraduate Course - Accounting MSc Course Details within University of South Wales

University of South Wales
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Accounting MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

The MSc Accounting will allow you to gain an advanced understanding of accounting practices that are vital in the modern business world. This postgraduate accounting course is ideal if you want to pursue a successful career in a finance, accounting or management role. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively analyse, interpret and make decisions based on financial information.

The course focuses on refining your business skills with an emphasis on accounting and assurance. It has been designed to allow you to develop a strong understanding of how financial data underpins the decision-making process, and how outcomes are effectively communicated and evaluated. Holders of recognised professional accounting qualifications may be entitled to significant exemptions from modules.

Module details

This Masters Accounting course will allow you to gain an advanced understanding of accounting practices that are vital in the modern business world. This course is ideal if you want to pursue a successful career in a finance, accounting or management role. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively analyse, interpret and make decisions based on financial information.

You will be taught by academic staff with extensive practical and academic knowledge, in a department rated ‘excellent’ for teaching quality. The professional experience of staff ranges from working for smaller organisations to the ‘Big Four’ accounting and professional services firms.

Students will study the following specified or core modules:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Dissertation - Accounting and Finance 

Students then choose two modules from the following 20 credit option modules (option availability subject to student demand):

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Audit and Assurance in a Global Environment
  • Forensic Audit and Accounting
     

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in accounting or business degree with strong accounting content.

Holders of recognised professional accounting qualifications may be entitled to significant exemptions.

Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications may also be acceptable.

Students wishing to take ACCA examinations alongside the MSc will also need to be ACCA registered students.

Student Destinations

Employment opportunities are numerous, including firms of accountants in the finance departments of commercial organisations, and also the public and not-for-profit sectors. Many MSc Accounting graduates go on to work as practising accountants in roles such as financial managers, controllers, consultants or internal auditors.