12 months
28400 GBP/year
14100 GBP/year
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This Accounting and Finance postgraduate programme offered at the University of Bristol is research-led and will draw heavily on academic literature. It will build on your existing knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and finance. 

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In the first term you will explore contemporary issues in accounting and finance research literature. You will also build key skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will prepare you for the more specialist elective units taught in the second term. The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, which involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. For those planning on undertaking a PhD, either at Bristol or elsewhere, this dissertation represents an important bridge between taught and advanced research studies.

This programme develops skills for critical analysis of accounting and finance topics, which will be valuable in your future career. The strong conceptual foundation it offers will support students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.


This programme provides research and analytical skills that will be valuable in your future career. It is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.

The Accounting and Finance programme is offered at the University of Bristol .

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance
  • Research Design and Qualitative Research Methods in A&F
  • Dissertation (MSc A&F)
  • Accountability and Accounting for Sustainability
  • Accounting and Capital Markets
  • Management Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) or international equivalent in accounting and/or finance. Students with a first degree that is focused on only one of accounting or finance are expected to have undertaken some formal study of the other.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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