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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 19.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

    MSc Accounting and Finance develops your understanding of advanced accounting together with finance topics and methods. Compulsory modules allow you to critically discuss many of the recent developments in both theoretical and empirical approaches to accounting and corporate finance. You are also able to pursue specialist interests with up to two optional modules. Furthermore, in order to prepare you for writing your dissertation, there is a full year module on research methodologies and methods, which includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research.

    Although this is a self-contained course, if you successfully complete you will be encouraged to continue your academic studies by applying for a PhD.

    A Masters course is an academically rigorous programme during which you explore your subject in depth, reaching a high level of specialist knowledge. You draw on knowledge and skills from your undergraduate study or your professional life to produce work of a high academic standard, informed by current thinking and debate.
    A Masters course lasts for twelve months (full-time), starting in October, and consists of taught modules during your autumn and spring terms, and normally a research-based dissertation or other project-based work submitted in September. Your balance of modules and research varies according to the subject but, typically, your research counts for 60 credits and there are 120 credits of modules, varying from 10 to 40 credits each. (If you are from the EU, then our Masters courses are regarded as ‘second-cycle’ qualifications under the Bologna Declaration and consist of 90 ECTS credits).
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Modules

    Core modules

    • Msc/Ma Dissertation

    Core with options modules

    • Research Methods And Methodologies In Accounting And Management
    • Research Methods In Finance: Empirical Methods In Finance

    Compulsory modules

    • Issues In Financial Reporting
    • Portfolio Management
    • Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation

    Optional modules

    • Audit Theory
    • Cases In Corporate Governance
    • Corporate Reporting And Analysis
    • E-Commerce
    • Financial Decision Making
    • International Financial Reporting
    • International Management Accounting
    • Issues In Financial Reporting
    • Management Accounting
    • Strategy And Accounting

    Core modules must be taken and passed.
    Core with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken and passed.
    Compulsory modules must be taken.
    Compulsory with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken.
    Optional modules are selected from course specific lists.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area.IELTS 6.5. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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