Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Accounting and Financial Management

Students on this course focus on knowledge and skills that can be applied within organisations rather than on how financial markets behave. This course is designed to develop existing knowledge and understanding of financial management and build on current research and analytical skills. It is an ideal course for those who have recently completed a 1st degree in accounting, or business administration, or those who have a related degree and substantial business experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good Honours degree in either accounting and finance (minimum 2.2), or business/related subject (minimum 2.1) with a significant accounting and finance content (normally at least 25 per cent of the degree) from a recognised higher education institution; or equivalent, from a recognised overseas institution; or to have successfully completed all of the fundamental papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) syllabus or the certificate and managerial levels of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) syllabus and have at least 2 years' relevant work experience. Applicants who have passed any of the ACCA professional level or CIMA strategic level papers may be eligible for exemption from 1 or more of the MSc modules. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate core modules: fundamentals of financial management; financial context and contemporary issues; corporate strategy; corporate financial strategy; performance measurement and management; corporate financial reporting; research methods. Postgraduate Diploma is made up of other core modules and optional modules. Master's: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a mix of assignments, supervised mini-projects, role playing, presentations and examinations.

Sponsorship information

Not applicable


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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