University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Accounting and Finance

The MSc Accounting and Finance recognises that today's business managers need to be able to interpret financial information and use it to guide business strategy.

This qualification provides an excellent platform for those interested in a career in financial management. The curriculum inherent within this programme addresses not only conventional accounting concepts and issues and discussions at the forefront of the discipline, it also encompasses the need for a broader based management perspective that facilitates the continued role of the accountant in all areas of business management.

There is a strong emphasis in the programme on the development of personal managerial skills and the application of the critical and analytical skills needed by contemporary financial managers and accountants.

Entry requirements

We encourage applications from individuals of all disciplines who currently hold degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and managerial experience who may be admitted onto a master’s programme at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Applicants must be over 21 years of age and possess one or more of the following:

1. A recognised Honours degree (a minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent.

2. A professional qualification.

3. Applicants who are over 25 years of age and do not meet the above

criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate.

Applicants who have a relevant professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA ) at credit level 7 may be admitted with exemption from modules in Part 1

Course modules

Part 1 consists of 6 core modules:

Financial Management
Corporate Finance
Contemporary Issues in Corporate Reporting
Contemporary Issues in Performance Management
Corporate Governance
Banking Financial Management and Financial Markets

In part 2 you are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise (Dissertation).

The Dissertation is a vehicle for the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1. It is a substantial piece of work carried out over a period of time, and students can follow their personal preference of subject specialisation.

All students attend a research methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, they are allocated a supervising tutor with whom they will communicate regularly and who will support them throughout the process.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.

Fees for 2017

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 18 months
MSc Part-time - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mount Pleasant Campus Swansea SA1 6ED Wales

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Faculty of Business and Management, Swansea