• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Along with sharpening your quantitative and problem-solving skills, durin the Finance and Accounting programme from Brunel University Londonyou’ll study the theory of finance, corporate governance, valuation, international accounting standards, risk assessment and financial statement analysis.

Importantly, you’ll develop your ability to interpret complex financial and numerical data and to critically evaluate and deliver mid- and long-term strategic solutions. 

Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Bank Scope, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.

You can choose to study one year full-time or 16 months full-time with a professional placement.

With growing globalisation and the convergence of international accounting practices, the demand for job candidates with the advanced, specialised skills needed to keep ahead of changing regulation is on the rise. Your Brunel MSc will pave the way for careers across the financial sector.

Employability

Careers and your future

The of this programme aim is to teach you ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate.  

Therefore, you’ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we’ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for.  We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience. 

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by ACCA and CIMA.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules

  • Financial Theory
  • Financial Reporting in Capital Markets
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Economics
  • International Accounting Standards and Policy
  • Company Valuation
  • Investment Valuation Models
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1-year full-time or 16 months full-time with a placement

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree in economics, finance, and mathematical subjects or an equivalent qualification from overseas. All applicants will be required to have a minimum background in mathematics or statistics, accountancy, and economics or finance.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 in a business subject should demonstrate some exposure to accountancy and mathematics/statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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