De Montfort University

MSc Accounting and Finance

The programme is designed to provide a career entry opportunity for full-time students as well as a career development opportunity for accountants, auditors, practising managers, business consultants and finance experts from various backgrounds, to enhance and develop their accounting and finance skills.

The aim of the programme is to balance theoretical analysis with practical application to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of accounting and finance. To this end the programme leads with core taught modules that critically examine the scope of generic accounting & finance; Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting, Evaluation of Management Accounting and Applied Corporate Finance.

In Semester 1 students will also undertake the Research Methods module which will lay foundations for future research skills, in general, as well as for the culminating project/dissertation. The second semester is designed to progress to the Applied Trading module which will be a two-week intensive study within the Bloomberg suite where students will consider the practical aspects of investment.

This will underpinned by the study of Portfolio Management throughout the semester. Students will also be prepared for future self-reflection and career development through the Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success module. In addition, to these core areas student can also select an area of interest and specialism from a comprehensive list of elective modules.

Design your own course

  • Study a course combining core and optional modules, enabling you to design your own personal pathway

Gain a broad understand of Accounting and Finance

  • Develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, enhancing your career prospects with sought-after financial skills

Use of the Executive Business Simulation

  • sophisticated, software driven experience. Particularly useful for drawing learning together and for developing employability skills – deadlines, team work, team leadership, role-play, critical analysis etc

Applied Trading

  • providing an intensive experience within the Bloomberg suite trading room working with industry standard information

‘Employability’ is central to the programme 

  • and is reinforced through the ‘Knowing and Developing yourself for Professional Success’ module

Applied Corporate Finance

  • an innovative, real world scenario based module, will enable students to apply theory to practical scenarios

Business Analytics

  • an innovative module which reflects modern business requirements and expectations with regard to dealing with large, high dimensional data sets. The emphasis is on data structuring, modelling and visualisation techniques.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Banking or Business-related subjects with a minimum pass of a Second-Class Honours, an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Fully qualified Professional Accounting applicants (such as CIMA/ACCA and 3 years work experience plus examinations) are eligible for accelerated entry (90 credits) on to the programme on a part-time basis.

English Language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.
  • English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full time September 2019 £ 13,600 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
MSc Full time September 2019 £ 7,500 per Academic year (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full time September 2019 £ 13,600 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
MSc Full time September 2019 £ 7,500 per Academic year (Home/EU) 12 Months

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