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    MSc Accounting and Finance

    Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. Use your quantitative skills and graduate ready for a career in finance or accounting. This course is for graduates who have little or no business experience and want a finance or accounting-related career.

    Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world.

    We bring in expertise from the University’s departments of Mathematical Sciences and Economics. This gives you access to a range of teaching and research experience.

    Key benefits

    • Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you’ll leave prepared for a finance career
    • Share your knowledge and experiences with students from all our finance courses. You’ll also gain global insight working with students from all over the world
    • Learn from three of the University’s leading teaching and research departments. We bring in expertise from Management, Mathematical Sciences and Economics
    • Apply academic theory to a practical issue with an optional dissertation alternative. You’ll get valuable experience working on a real problem
    • Focus on the areas that interest you with a flexible course structure


    We’re ranked:

    • 3rd in the UK for Accounting and Finance in the Guardian University Guide 2021
    • Top 40 in the world in the FT Masters in Finance rankings 2021

    We give you the edge

    The practical focus of our courses will help you stand out from the crowd. You will develop key skills and work with employers from the start of your course. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.

    Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD.

    Destinations of 2018-19 graduates

    • 42% work in auditing
    • 33% work in finance
    • 6% work in consulting
    • 4% work in banking
    • 4% work in tax

    Recent recruiters include Accenture, Bank of China, CITIC Securities, Huawei and PwC. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. Employment data is based on the employment activity of the 2018-19 class for those employed and for who we hold data.

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