The MSc Finance & Accounting is an intensive programme, designed for those seeking a career in areas such as finance management accounting, equity research analysis, sales in investment banking, in the treasury department of a large corporate company, or at one of the big four.
Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners, students are provided with a thorough grounding in the theory of finance. Built on this solid technical foundation is an understanding of the practical elements of the finance and accounting industries which include advanced techniques in corporate financial strategy and project management, and company valuation.
On this programme, students gain an understanding of both the financial basics and a practical and specialist knowledge through electives and project work.
The MSc Finance & Accounting comprises nine or ten taught modules and an end of year project. Six of the modules are core courses and are taken during the first two terms. Three or four elective modules are taken during the spring and summer terms.
You will devote the summer to the completion of the project. Students can either opt to pursue a traditional research project (10,000 words) OR an 'Applied Financial Research' report (3,000 words), together with an additional elective.
A strong academic background in a quantitative discipline (e.g. finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering, science or business) is essential.
Youll take either three (if you do the Research Project) or four (if you do the Applied Financial Research Report) from the following elective courses*, enabling you to focus your study according to your areas of interest.
* Electives available and course outlines are subject to change
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.
UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.