De Montfort University

Accounting and Finance (Fast Track – Distance Learning)

This course is designed for qualified accounting and finance professionals. It offers a flexible mode of study (distance learning) and the opportunity to add to your current skill set.

Flexible distance learning

  • Study at your own pace and fit your studies around your schedule

Qualify at a faster face

  • As a qualified accounting and finance professional you will be exempt from certain modules which will allow you to complete the course at a faster pace

Work towards your organisation’s CPD requirements

  • Develop your theoretical knowledge of Accounting and Finance while completing studies, which could be used towards your organisation’s CPD requirements 

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in a business, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Professionally qualified accounting and finance applicants (three years’ work experience plus examinations) are eligible for accelerated entry (90 credits) onto the programme on a distance learning 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.

Course modules

Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.

Literature Review – compliments the research methods module and enables you to expand and elaborate your research proposal. As a consequence of studying this module you will be able to prepare a literature review which may inform your research instrument.

Dissertation – provides an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of accounting and/or finance (in its broadest sense). You will need to apply and demonstrate technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

The added value of the programme comes from the research skills that you obtain throughout your studies. These will develop your ability to gather data and write a coherent report or dissertation, enhancing your skills of evaluation, critical analysis and synthesis.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Assessment methods

The programme content will be delivered via an online virtual learning environment. The content can be textual, can include video and audio materials, screencasts or presentations with voiceover. You will be encouraged to network with like-minded professionals from around the world and to engage in regular and frequent communication with tutors through discussion forums


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online / distance learning September 2019 £ 4,250 per Academic year (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Online / distance learning September 2019 £ 4,250 per Academic year (International) 12 Months

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