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Accounting and Finance (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-N4N6
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


On Accounting and Finance MSc you will explore theories and cutting-edge techniques. Warwick Business School, ranked 3rd in the UK*, offers you specialist guidance as you explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies.

*By The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.


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.


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

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Practice of Investment Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control
  • Auditing and Assurance

Teaching

You will study six compulsory modules and two optional modules of your choice, one of which must be from Accounting. Finance modules are taken from our very successful MSc in Finance – one of the UK’s top finance courses, as ranked by the Financial Times’ Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2018.

Contact Hours

Students on this MSc will typically receive between 26 and 30 contact hours per module in the form of lecture, seminars, and lab sessions.

Assessment

Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your 10-12,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.

Skills from this degree

  • Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful accounting or finance professional
  • Elective modules to help you specialise, or explore new areas
  • Apply to the QTEM Masters Network Program and spend up to an additional 12 months studying at one or two International Academic Partners, completing an internship, and taking part in a global Data Challenge with fellow QTEM students
  • Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches

Minimum requirements First Class Honours degree or a high 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 50% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.

Students are required to purchase their own text books.

Scholarships

We have over £2 million 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. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.

WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews. We regularly post job opportunities, events and workshops on our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs.


There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.