Accounting and Finance (MSc)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Give your career a competitive edge

The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career. Each module offers a combination of practical and research-focused activities that reflect the realities of present-day accounting and finance. The modules that comprise the MSc provide technical understanding and critical analysis skills, prized by employers. On completion, you will have the skills to think strategically in many accounting and finance contexts.

You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated staff, who have industry knowledge and who have published research. If you hold a relevant accounting qualification, you may benefit from exemptions from this award, including direct entry onto the Masters Stage Award.

Masters Stage Award

This is a fast-track masters for those already fast-track qualified. The course gives you the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full MSc degree, by completing research methods and dissertation research. You will be able to carry out research into new and changing areas of accounting practice and apply accounting theory to practical organisational situations. This course provides an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development (CPD) for those experienced professional accountants wishing to further their career.


  • Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Corporate Accountability
  • Leadership through Design

Study style

Assessment includes case studies and is through research-focused assignments and examinations.

At the masters stage, the course can be completed within six months’ full-time study or 12 months’ part-time study.

Entry requirements

  • MSc: a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a comparable level in a professional accounting qualification (eg ACCA Fundamentals level, CIMA Managerial level, ICAEW equivalent)
  • Master Stage Award: you will need a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent that equates to 120 CAT points (eg you must be fully qualified with ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW)
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent


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  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business/financial management

Staff teaching

Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW

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Teaching excellence

You will learn from a highly regarded academic team, with commercial and academic experience and a record in published academic subject research. Those wishing to stay in academia can progress to PhD study.

Active Subject Community

Enhance your professional network

You will be joining a global accounting and finance subject community of academics and students researching and studying from degree to doctoral level.

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