University of Essex

University of Essex

Accounting

This course seeks to develop students' understanding of advanced topics and methods in accounting. In addition, they develop a clearer vision and understanding of the changing role and perception of accounting within the context of changing global markets, competition and shifting societal values. We provide an educational programme that prepares students to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in accounting or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Dissertation; research methods and methodologies in accounting and management. Optional modules include: Accounting and professionalism; audit theory; cases and corporate governance; corporate marketing strategy; e-commerce; international financial reporting; international management accounting; issues in financial reporting; management accounting; strategy and accounting.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, presentations, case studies, group work, tests and examinations, culminating in the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719