Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Accounting and Financial Management (fast-track route for qualified professionals)

The role of financial experts within organisations has changed significantly in recent years and the emphasis nowadays is less on processing data and more on the intelligent interpretation of it within a strategic context. This programme enables students to enhance their ability to contextualise, evaluate and communicate financial information, adding significant value to their organisation at a senior management level. It recognises that students are competent specialists, keen to continue their professional development, possibly with a view to taking on increased managerial responsibilities. Students bring with them a diverse range of practical experience, and student interaction and networking is an enjoyable and beneficial aspect of the programme. This route is ideal for professionally qualified accountants who wish to study for a Master's while continuing in their professional role, as it involves minimal attendance at the business school during the working week. This programme is designed to enhance the depth, value and contemporary relevance of professional accounting qualifications and helps develop knowledge and critical understanding of financial issues and enhance existing research and analytical skills, balancing academic rigor with practical relevance.

Entry requirements

This programme is only available to professionally qualified accountants such as members of the ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, or CIPFA.

Course modules

Financial context and contemporary issues; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments is a mix of assignments, supervised mini-projects and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release £ 687 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 328 3333