University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance MSc aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of current issues in accounting and finance through the application of research led learning and teaching techniques. The programme structure combines theoretical and conceptual understanding of current issues and links this to practice in the current financial market environment. The programme combines issues in theory, practice and research, and provides opportunities to develop both analytical and technical skills. These skills are sought after by top academic institutions in the PhD programmes and also required by top employers worldwide.

Entry requirements

A first degree from an approved university or a UK 2:1 or International equivalent for students with Bachelor’s degrees with at least eight modules in accounting and/or finance. Candidates with professional qualifications such as ACA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA will also be considered.

Course modules

This 12-month programme consists of six taught compulsory and two taught optional modules, each focusing on a major area of Accounting and Finance. These are followed by a 60 credit project carried out over the summer period.

Required modules

ECON821 Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting, and Management Accounting
ECON906 Corporate Finance and Valuation
ECON923 Portfolio Theory

Optional modules (choose one)

ECON814 Econometric and Statistical Methods
ECON901 Quantitative Methods for Finance
ECON824 Financial Markets, Financial Regulation and Ethics

Semester 2

Required modules

ECON822 Theoretical Developments in Accounting and Finance
ECON823 Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance Research
ECON810 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation]

Optional modules (choose one)

ECON920 Advanced Econometrics
ECON815 Research Methods and Modelling]
ECON918 Financial Engineering
ECON812 Security and Investment Analysis

Summer term

ECON912 Dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 10,500 per Academic year (Home) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 19,000 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 £ 5,250 per Year 1 (Home) 24 Months

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