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Accounting and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The Accounting and Finance programme at the University of Leeds will kick-start your professional career, providing you with advanced knowledge of modern financial theories, accounting practices and controls, as well as an understanding of the organisational context.

About

Businesses and governments rely on sound financial knowledge to underpin their strategies for success. You’ll cover fundamental topics such as corporate finance and financial analysis, and can specialise your knowledge with optional modules, from international business finance to forensic accounting or corporate governance. 

The Accounting and Finance programme at the University of Leeds also allows you to apply your learning to practical case studies and simulations to test your knowledge in genuine business scenarios. 

You’ll learn from academics who are experts in their field, with extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience of international standing. At the same time, you’ll collaborate with graduates from diverse international backgrounds for a challenging, rewarding and rounded learning experience.

Academic Excellence

As a student, you will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, which also have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). This research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc Accounting and Finance; you will benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of this masters course are vast. You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of core accounting and finance principles, and the numerical and analytical skills to succeed in this rapidly changing complex environment.

Graduates have gone on to work as management accountants, management consultants, audit managers, finance managers, equity managers and credit risk officers.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting and Organisational Performance
  • Applied Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Research Methods in Finance
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • Critical Skills for the Finance Professional
  • Information and Organisation Design
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Business Finance
  • Forensic Accounting and Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • International Investment
  • International Banking and Finance

            Detailed Programme Facts

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            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Credits
              180 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score:

              92

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Upper Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as accounting, finance, economics or mathematics.

            A background in accounting is essential and you’ll need to have a good grounding in quantitative subjects.

            Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

            • You are considered ineligible for admission
            • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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            Tuition Fee

            Living costs for Leeds

            • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            Leeds University Business School awards a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

            There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

            • Masters in Accounting and Finance UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
            • Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship
            • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
            • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

            Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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