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If you studied a business subject at undergraduate level and now want to pursue a career in accounting or finance, this accredited Accounting and Finance course at University of Portsmouth is a great first step to specialise in accountancy or get into finance in general.

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Overview

Overview

If you studied a business subject at undergraduate level and now want to pursue a career in accounting or finance, this accredited Master’s course is a great first step to specialise in accountancy or get into finance in general.

You'll be introduced to financial and accounting topics at the start of your studies, before exploring how businesses work financially. You'll learn about markets, trades and shares, and use our industry-standard Bloomberg suite to monitor and interpret the same data that professionals use in the real world.

You'll explore human behaviour in relation to finance and learn to use numbers to plan business strategy.

With practical projects and coursework to apply your learning, you'll develop your analytical and problem-solving skills throughout your studies. You'll access career support and networking opportunities with businesses and fellow students to ensure you graduate ready for your career in industry. 

To become an accountant you'll need to study an accredited qualification. If you studied a different business-related subject at undergraduate level, this accounting and finance Master's degree is a chance to become an accountant and graduate with exam exemptions from both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which will kickstart your accountancy career and prepare you for the industry.

Course highlights

  • Use our industry-standard Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements and trades
  • Study a CIMA and ACCA accredited degree
  • Learn to write and interpret financial statements, and to monitor, control and plan for an organisation's ongoing success  
  • Understand accounting and finance from both strategic and management perspective
  • Explore business planning and strategic management accounting, as well as corporate financial management and corporate governance
  • Learn from staff with experience in industry

Careers and opportunities

This accounting and finance masters degree will prepare you for a range of careers in industry. 

To become an accountant you need to study an accredited qualification. If you studied a business subject at undergraduate level and now want to pursue a career in accounting or finance, this masters course is a great first step to specialise in accountancy or get into finance in general.

As this course is accredited by CIMA you'll be exempt from all five Certificate Level CIMA papers when you graduate. You'll also have the opportunity to sit one paper which combines your Management level papers P2, F2 and E2, thanks to CIMA's 'Gateway' route. If you complete this successfully you'll be exempt from all of CIMA's Operational level and Certificate level papers.

As this course is accredited by ACCA, when you graduate you'll be exempt from Fundamentals Level papers F1 - F4.

Graduates from this course have gone on to roles in: 

  • financial management
  • investment analytics
  • cost accountancy
  • auditing and assurance
  • accounting
  • general business
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • other professional services

Programme Structure

Modules

All modules on this MSc Accounting and Finance course are core.

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Behavioural Finance - 15 credits

Business Planning - 15 credits

Business Valuation - 15 credits

Corporate Finance - 15 credits

Corporate Governance and Ethics - 15 credits

Financial Accounting - 15 credits

Managerial Finance and Portfolio Theory - 15 credits

Statistics and Data Modelling 1 - 15 credits

Strategic Management Accounting - 15 credits

MSc Accounting and Financial Management Dissertation - 45 credits

Key information

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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