Accounting and Finance, MSc

Accounting and Finance, MSc

This programme is designed to provide you with expertise in the fields of accounting and finance. It will help you pursue a future career as an accountant in the public or private sector. 

You will study the core disciplines of finance, and financial and management accounting. You will explore the wider dimension of business decision making in organisational context.

The technical aspects of the programme have been informed by the requirements of the accountancy profession. You will also develop your practical skills through the application of IT to real data sets.

Career development

If you successfully complete the degree, you will be exempt from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' (ACCA) papers F1-F4 foundation-level papers.

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as well as academics.

We will encourage you to join the Trading and Investment Society and take part in competitions such as the UK Trading Challenge.

Ranking

We are proud to say that our accounting and finance subjects are ranked:

  • 3rd in London for course satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • 3rd in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of accounting and finance in the wider context of the organisation and global economy
  • To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and to expose you to contemporary issues in the field. This is done through teaching, which is strongly supported by research and professional practice
  • To provide flexible studying which delivers a strong theoretical underpinning in accounting and finance through compulsory courses 
  • To enable you to pursue coherently related areas of specialism through chosen areas of academic study, option choices and a dissertation title.

Department

Accounting & Finance

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute.

Students who were educated in a language other than English should demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, UK and EU applicants can contact us on courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

International applicants can contact us on international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through examinations, assignments and a dissertation.

Professional recognition

Successful completion of the programme provides exemption from F1 to F4 foundation-level papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Career options

The degree provides a good stepping stone to a career in accountancy, especially as accountants in commerce and industry, and also provides students who are seeking positions in the finance industry with both specialist finance knowledge and the necessary level of understanding of accounting. In recent years, employers of our graduates have included First City Merchant Bank and JP Morgan.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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