Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Accounting and Finance

Accounting is the process of summarising, analysing and reporting financial transactions to permit informed judgements and decisions by users of the information. Finance looks at how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage their risk and how financial markets function. The MSc in Accounting and Finance provides students with an understanding of both the theoretical framework and practical skills necessary to work in the global financial environment.

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, Management, Economics or other relevant 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 backgrounds so may also consider previous work experience alongside lower academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in a quantitative analysis, Maths or Finance based subject in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL Policy (www.go.qub.ac.uk/RPLPolicy). A formal interview, the submission of written work, exam, or GMAT test may form a part of this procedure.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), 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, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.*Taken within the last 2 years.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

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

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