University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and finance are essential areas of expertise for many people seeking high level careers in the professions, commerce or academia. This course will provide students with a theoretical background and applied knowledge at Master's level. It is designed to enhance intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. On completion, postgraduate students will be conversant with theoretical issues in accountancy and finance, and be able to apply accounting theory and practice to real issues faced in day to day operations. The course consists of taught modules, research methods and a supervised dissertation. Students can also enrol to take ACCA or CIMA professional modules at a reduced rate. The course aims to further the knowledge of accounting and finance in a manner which will provide a sound framework for those wishing to pursue further study, or to enhance employment opportunities. This Master's degree addresses many of the current accounting issues present in business and how they relate to the wider social, technical and economic challenges that businesses face. It also offers the opportunity to study a specialist interest. The programme assumes that students will enter with a good deal of technical accounting knowledge, having either studied accounting at undergraduate or professional level.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline. Students who hold professional qualifications may be eligible to enter this course. Professional qualifications considered would include ACA, AIA, ACCA, CIMA, AIB, IFA, IFS, ACII etc if they are obtained by examination. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Typical modules: corporate reporting 1; global financial strategy; financial and business strategy; strategic audit; investment analyst; social responsibility and governance; dissertation and research methods.

Assessment methods

The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,980 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,980 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

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