Accounting and Finance (Masters Stage) (MSc)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

This is a top-up master’s for holders of a relevant degree, or equivalent qualification. The course gives you 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 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. The completion of such a research project can increase your competitive edge and make you more marketable to future employers.

Flexibility is the key to this programme. The course can be completed within six months’ full-time study or 12 months’ part-time study. The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career.

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Study style

  • 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 15,000-word dissertation

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

  • 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 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters Stage Award £3700
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters Stage Award £5100

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.


  • management and accounting
  • financial accounting
  • business/financial management

Associated professional accreditations

The course is recognised by ACCA , CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career.

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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.

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Professional Recognition

Recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, our course develops the strategic skills required for an international accounting career.

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Investments in our teaching spaces

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



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