Aston University

Aston University

Accounting and Finance

With a strong demand for accounting and financial skills in the job market, our MSc Accounting and Finance can set you up for a rewarding career. This fast-paced masters programme will bring you up to speed with the fundamentals of accountancy and business finance. You'll develop an advanced understanding and learn the practical skills needed for graduate roles in the financial sector. Given our exceptional reputation for student satisfaction and teaching quality, this course offers you the opportunity for a rewarding study experience and will certainly boost your career prospects. This course will set you up for a rewarding career in the financial sector. Recent graduates have gone on to secure graduate jobs as well as management-trainee positions at leading international firms. Employers of our recent graduates include all of the big-four accounting firms; KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as financial institutions, such as Deutsche Bank and UBS Bank. We've been recognised by our students and industry bodies for teaching excellence. The UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) presented us with its highest award - a Gold Award, for consistently outstanding outcomes. Whatever your career ambitions, we can help you realise them. Our MSc in Accounting and Finance is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Successful completion of this course leads to exemptions from these professional accounting bodies. You will still need to secure professional training and complete further exams in order to become fully qualified in accountancy, but these exemptions demonstrate to future employers your commitment and potential to complete sector qualifications. The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills and build a portfolio of professional business skills. You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.  Study abroad and internship opportunities available. Postgraduate Live Chat Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Entry requirements

MSc: One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two references - at least one must be from an academic referee, an official academic transcript of your university grades to date and a completed application form. For International Students: An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Course modules

Core modules Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting Strategic Management Accounting Sustainability Accounting and Accountability Business Finance Financial Analysis Ethics in Academic Practice Professional Development Programme (PDP) MSc A&F Project or MSc A&F Dissertation Optional modules Fundamentals of Audit and Taxation Islamic Accounting and Finance Corporate Governance, Regulation and Compliance International Finance Research Design, Practice and Ethics

Assessment methods

You'll be taught various concepts and principles of accounting and finance but this is far from a passive, theory-heavy course. What make us stand out is our focus on providing you with the practical skills to help you get ahead in your career. We'll give you hands-on activities where you can apply what you've learnt to solve commercial problems. This is done using case studies and other innovative teaching methods, such as business simulation games. We'll also give you the unique opportunity to gain insight and advice from professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. We firmly believe this will improve your understanding and enhance your employability. We use a variety of assessment methods as part of this course. There's a mix of exams, coursework, presentations and group work. For our assessments we use real or fictitious business scenarios. These practical assessments help you to develop the skills and competencies required for future job roles. Our innovative online learning platform will also support you with your studies. It has all the digital resources you need when revising, including lecture slides, access e-books and online journals, as well as video recordings of teaching sessions. Your lecturers will also be on hand to offer one-to-one support with any topics you have difficulty with.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,450 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200