University of Bath

University of Bath

Accounting and Finance

The course places emphasis on a sound theoretical foundation for analysing financial decisions; this enables students to gain an in depth knowledge of the operations of the financial system and the motivations of the people making financial decisions. It allows students to apply knowledge in a wide range of real world scenarios; combining the research and teaching expertise of other leading departments (the department of mathematical sciences and the department of economics and international development).

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or above or its international equivalent, in a subject with a high mathematical/quantitative content; other subjects may be considered if quantitative modules have been studied in sufficient depth; the minimum non-graduate qualifications acceptable are: a relevant postgraduate diploma (passed at the appropriate level); a relevant professional qualification together with papers passed at an appropriate standard if required by the appropriate head of group; extended and responsible experience in a relevant field of industry, teaching or a government establishment with authorship of papers of an acceptable academic standard; candidates whose 1st language is not English normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components or an internet-based TOEFL score of 92 (with at least 21 in writing, 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking).

Course modules

Semester 1: Econometrics for economics and finance; financial accounting 1; theory of financial decision making; management accounting 1; optional units; investment management; banking; corporate governance. Semester 2: Financial econometrics; corporate finance; financial accounting 2; management accounting 2; optional units; international finance; financial statement analysis; business and the global context; analysis for decision making; strategic marketing; managing your people; strategy; applied microeconomics; final project/dissertation; personal leadership and careers; understanding financial principals; managing optional processes; entrepreneurship in action; leading and managing change; sample options.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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01225 386742