MSc Accounting and Finance




1 Year full-time





Start date

January, May, September


Studying towards an MSc in Accounting and Finance is a great way to further your academic standing in the subject and boost your career prospects. Graduates with a relevant undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply to the MSc programme to develop their professional accounting and financial management skills.

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About the course

This one-year, full-time course is aimed at those with a relevant academic background or professional experience who want to pursue a career in finance. There are start dates available in January, May and September to allow for flexibility with your study.

This is a profession that is in high demand due to the continually shifting nature of the business sector. This course reflects this changing nature, offering students an insight into the likes of big data, sustainability issues and ethics within business. 

The course further develops students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical and research skills. This way, upon completion of the programme, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and advanced skills to kickstart their financial career. 

The MSc programme has six core modules that cover the most relevant topics in their field, providing students with a solid framework of knowledge they can rely on in the working world. Aside from the theoretical aspects of the course, UWS London offers the opportunity for students to network through industry speakers and significant peer interaction for a rounded educatory experience.

To complete your Master’s degree, you will need to complete:

  • Accounting for Performance and Control (20 credits)
  • Audit, Ethics and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
  • Corporate Finance and Global Financial Market (20 credits)
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methodology (20 credits)
  • International Corporate Reporting (20 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management and Analysis (20 credits)

On successful completion of the six core modules, students will move to the Strategic Business Project or the Developing Professional Practice module, which will enable students to work with an employer on a project related to Accounting and Finance:

  • Developing Professional Practice (optional, 60 credits)
  • Strategic Business Project (optional, 60 credits)

This programme will be taught through a combination of both online and in-person classes, using the virtual learning platform Aula, including:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical workshops

Learning and teaching:

  • Scheduled learning: 18%
  • Independent study: 82%


  • Coursework: 45%
  • Exams: 45%
  • Group work/presentations: 10%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Written reports
  • Class tests
  • Coursework
  • Essay

Why study this programme?

This programme has the potential to enhance your career prospects dramatically. Previous graduates of this Masters programme have entered careers as accountants, auditors and investment bankers. If you are keen to pursue a high-flying career in the financial sector, this course will be of interest to you. 

You will have the opportunity to study in one of the world’s business capitals. London is a hub for financial services, and this course provides an opportunity to connect and network with finance professionals in this bustling city.

The MSc in Accounting and Finance allows graduates to continue with their higher education who can opt to study a PhD in the subject upon completion of the course. 

Finally, the course combines theory and practice to give students an all-rounded learning experience that best reflects the industry reality. It is taught by a faculty of experts within the accounts and finance sector to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date learning experience is delivered.

Entry Requirements

The MSc in Accounting and Finance is best suited to students with an academic background in accounts or finance – or a related field – but applications are considered on an individual basis. Prospective students should have achieved at least a 2:2 Honours degree prior to application. Alternatively, if you do not have a degree qualification, you should have gained substantial work experience that is directly relevant to the course.

English Language Requirements

For entry to this course, applicants whose native language is not English must be able to demonstrate sufficient English Language capabilities. 


Below are some of the accepted English Language qualifications:

  • IELTS (gained in the last 2 years). Score: 6.0 overall and no lower than 5.5 for sub-tests.
  • Cambridge certificate of advanced English (CAE) and certificate of proficiency in English (CPE). Score: 176.
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English. Score: ISEII. 
  • Pearson Academic English. Score: 61.
  • TOEFL IBT. Score: 78.


You may also be permitted to take a supplementary English language programme prior to the start of the programme. All applications are considered on an individual basis, so it is always worth discussing your options with an admissions officer. 

Tuition Costs for 2024/25

The tuition costs for this one-year, full-time programme is £15,500 for the UK and International Students. Funding options are available. 

UK Students

£ 15,500
  • Duration: 1 Year Full Time

International Students

£ 15,500
  • Duration: 1 Year Full Time

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