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Accounting and Finance (Masters Stage) MSc

What is Accounting and Finance (Masters Stage) MSc?

This fast-track master’s will equip you with the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and will give you a competitive edge in your career.

This is a top-up master’s for holders of a professional qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFA, ICAEW) or equivalent qualification. You’ll get the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full MSc degree, by completing research methods and dissertation research, while enhancing your business skills.

You’ll 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. The completion of such a research project can increase your competitive edge and make you more marketable to future employers.

Study style

Flexibility is the key to this programme. You can be finished within six months’ full-time study or 12 months’ part-time study.

  • You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated staff, who have industry knowledge, and who have published research
  • Assessment is via successful completion of a 1500-word proposal and a 15,000-word dissertation

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Entry requirements

    • You will need a completed professional qualification (e.g., ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CFA, ICAEW) or equivalent qualification.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire. The majority of students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, call our Money Advice team on 01242 714535 or email Don’t forget, University of Gloucestershire graduates receive up to 20% off their postgraduate tuition fees (terms apply).
Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,140 £5,000
Mar 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,140 £5,000
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Mar 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • management and accounting
  • financial accounting
  • business/financial management
  • auditing
  • taxes
  • financial analysis

Industry links

Our course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, giving you the opportunity for an international accounting career.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

Discover your next step.

Investments in our teaching spaces

Study in our ’18 million new business school at Oxstalls Campus.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Gloucestershire Business School is a member of AACSB International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty.

Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

Teaching excellence

You’ll learn from a highly regarded academic team, with commercial and academic experience and a record in published academic subject research.

"I enjoy promoting teaching and research initiatives."

“As a senior lecturer in Accounting, I work across the department’s undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. My research interest is in accounting reporting and disclosure. In particular, I am interested in investor relations, corporate governance and auditing.

I have previously worked in different international educational institutions such as Hull University, the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, The American University in Cairo and Faculty of Becker Professional Review.”

Dr. Doaa Aly, Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Postgraduate)

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