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MScAccounting and Finance

University Of Bath
United Kingdom, Bath
Tuition fee £25,000 per year
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This course is for
Graduates who have little or no business experience and want a career in finance or accounting.
Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them. You’ll apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios.

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

Programme structure

Semester one: taught units
Compulsory units
You will take these units:

Econometrics for finance Theory of financial decision making Financial accounting 1 Management accounting 1
Optional Units
You will select one of these units:

Banking Investment management Corporate governance
Semester two: taught units
Compulsory units
You will take these units

Financial econometrics Corporate finance Financial accounting 2 Management accounting 2
Optional units
You will select one of these units:

International finance Financial statement analysis and company valuation New venture financing Behavioural finance
Summer: Dissertation or Practice Track
You will finish the course by choosing one of these two options:

Dissertation Track
You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.

Read more about the dissertation.

Practice Track
You will work with one of our partner organisations to solve a real business challenge. In teams, you will apply what you have learned and present your work to the company.

Read more about the Practice Track.

Read a student’s experience of the Practice Track.

Practice Track: MSc students’ view

Detailed course information
You can find full course information for the 2019/20 academic year on the University’s programme and unit catalogue.

Teaching and learning
You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the field of accounting and finance.

The course includes a range of teaching and learning methods, including:

group coursework
computer seminars
case studies
interactive lectures
All units are taught on campus.

Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities.There are more options available through the Students’ Union.

Methods of assessment
Units are assessed by a combination formal examinations and coursework.

Additional costs
As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence for such trips.

This course is regulated by the Office for Students.

Career opportunities

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.

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.

Find out more about your Personal Career Development.

*Employment data is based on the employment activity of the 2017-18 cohort for those employed or looking for work and for whom data is held.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now!
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States