University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Accounting and Finance

Our programme provides an understanding of both the theoretical frameworks and practical skills required of accounting and finance professionals. The programme also addresses the skills needed by those working in multinational corporations, in order to cope with an increasingly complex global financial environment. Students gain an understanding of the basic principles and advanced knowledge of financial accounting systems used around the world, as well as a complete introduction to financial theory through a study of the problems of investing capital. Students are also introduced to the techniques of econometrics and undertake a substantial course in corporate finance.This programme benefits from Surrey Business School�s leading reputation in accounting and finance, offering an advanced understanding in the subject.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science). If an applicant�s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the course, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

The programme involves 6 compulsory modules, 2 elective modules and a dissertation. Compulsory modules: Principles of accounting; foundations of finance; quantitative methods; research methods; corporate finance; international financial reporting. Elective modules: International corporate governance; derivative securities; investment analysis; international finance; risk management.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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