Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Accounting and Finance

The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with the advanced understanding of accounting and finance required for career progression in accounting and financial services, management consultancy and academia.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (accounting or finance based) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Exceptional applicants with degrees in engineering, mathematics, economics or other relevant quantitative subjects can also be considered. All applicants must have sufficient relevant knowledge of and/or experience in basic accounting. We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. We encourage applicants to submit a detailed CV. Applicants who lack the prerequisite academic qualifications or equivalent may be required to attend an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Semester 1: Accounting and security valuation; corporate finance; international financial accounting and reporting. Semester 2: Performance management and governance; research methods and techniques. Choose one from: Derivatives; international finance or money and banking. Dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of methods, which include individual and group work, presentations, case studies, class tests and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Programme Director
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)28 9097 5514/5515