• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

In the Accounting and Finance programme at University of Portsmouth you'll learn the key principles and practices of accounting and finance and examine how they affect global business and sustainable wealth creation. You'll also get transferable skills, such as analytical and problem-solving techniques that will be invaluable in any business environment.

You'll graduate from the MSc Accounting and Finance degree course with the skills needed for a successful career in the accountancy and finance professions, ranging from management accounting to corporate finance, as well as all the skills required to excel in business.

On this course you will:

  • Learn how to write and interpret financial statements, to monitor, control and plan for the ongoing success of an organisation
  • Understand accounting and finance from both a strategic and management perspective, ranging from business planning and strategic management accounting to corporate financial management and corporate governance
  • Have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements and trades
  • Improve your commercial skills with our business simulation software, with technicians on-hand to help out when needed
  • Receive support and mentoring from staff – including our Study Support Tutors – in formal meetings and also via social media
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which include 24-hour internet access and access to our online journals

Career

When you graduate, you'll be exempt from all five Certificate Level papers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Additionally, CIMA's 'Gateway' route gives MSc Accounting and Finance graduates the opportunity to sit one paper which combines their Management level papers P2, F2 and E2. If you complete this successfully, you'll also be exempt from all of CIMA's Operational level and Certificate level papers.

When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career in:

  • Audit
  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Banking

Accreditation

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - Exam exemption

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Business Planning and Control
  • Managerial Finance and Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance and Valuation
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • 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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General Requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9204 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full time: £9,200
  • Part time: £3,070 

International students 

  • Full time: £14,000
  • Part time: £4,670 

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 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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