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Accounting and Finance - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Enhance and develop your background in accounting, while exploring theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance on our MSc Accounting and Finance course. Study accounting in its wider social context, and examine how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies.

Join us and after 12 months in our creative and innovative learning environment you will leave well-equipped for a wide range of careers in international accounting.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Financial Accounting: Theory and Context
  • Research Methods in Accounting
  • Dissertation

If you would like to view the core modules in more detail, please visit this page.

Optional Modules:

We offer a range of optional modules which reflect the research strengths of WBS across the business and management disciplines. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed. For a full list of modules available on this course in this department, please visit this page.


Lectures introduce key theories, concepts, and economic models. In classes you will solve financial problems and numerical exercises, analyse case studies, and make presentations of research published in academic journals..

Contact Hours:

Per module, the average amount of contact hours range between 26 and 29 hours.

Class Sizes:

For this course, the typical class size ranges between 70 to 100 students.


Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • Grant Thornton - Auditor
  • ConocoPhillips – Tax Compliance Specialist
  • Ernst & Young – Senior Tax Advisor

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

First Class Honours degree or 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

English Language Requirements

Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details.

Department of Study

Warwick Business School

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance.


We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application.
For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.