Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the AACSB, so accounting graduates from this course will be getting their career off to an exceptional start.
This Integrated Master’s course, which is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Charted Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, provides both the theoretical frameworks and practical skills required of accounting and finance professionals.
One of the key features of the course is its flexibility. Designed around a number of core units to develop your theoretical knowledge, ability to analyse financial data and understand financial instruments, you’ll be able to tailor your learning with a number of option units to suit your career ambitions.
A diverse array of guest speakers help to add context to what your highly-qualified and experienced lecturers teach you in the classroom, and you’ll have the option to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions during the second semester of the second year. Currently we have partners in Australia, Canada and Europe.
You may choose to complete an optional 30-week work placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
The entry requirements for this course are104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent.
Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
Economics for Accounting & Finance: You´ll develop an understanding of the operation of markets, including the interaction between related markets along with an understanding of the impact of economic policies on business and society in the context of a global economy.
Introduction to Accounting: This unit aims to provide you with a sound foundation in the fundamentals of accounting, together with a basic understanding of the regulatory framework.
Professional Studies & Quantitative Techniques: You´ll develop knowledge of the fundamental mathematical processes, techniques and ideas used in the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data.
Law for Accounting & Finance: This unit will embed the core legal principles and concepts within the legal environment for a graduate operating in the finance sector.
Business Management: Providing you with an introduction to marketing, human resource management and organisational change in the context of business management in a global environment.
Basic Statistical Techniques: By the end of this unit you´ll be able to calculate a range of basic statistical techniques and interpret the results and perform various significance tests.
Management Accounting: Providing you with the practical ability to deal with fundamental cost and management accounting issues.
Business Tax Planning: This unit will equip you with a working knowledge of the UK taxation system as it impacts upon business decision making and encourages you to critically evaluate the principles underlying the UK system of taxing business.
Professional Studies: The aims of this unit are to develop relevant transferable academic and vocational skills.
Advanced Academic English: If you don´t have IELTS 7.0 or above you must complete this unit, which seeks to consolidate and refine the language and study skills required for effective academic performance at Honours Level in UK higher education.
Financial Reporting: You´ll expand upon your theoretical knowledge of financial accounting and critically apply the principles to a consideration of alternative methods of accounting and to the practice of accounting in more advanced applications.
Audit & Control: The unit´s main emphasis is on the statutory audit process, although the work of internal audit will also be considered.
Corporate Financial Management: You´ll cover the theory relating to investment, financing and dividend decisions and apply appropriate techniques to assist with the three key decision areas.
This Integrated Master´s degree in Accounting and Finance will prepare you for a variety of roles in organisations of all sizes and from many sectors. You´ll have an excellent grounding in accounting before going on to specialise in business in your second year, ensuring that you keep your career options open.
Within six months of completing their course, 87% of our students studying Accounting courses are in work or further study. Some of our alumni of finance courses going on to work for the likes of Airbus, Arcadia, Barclays Bank Plc, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HMRC, IBM, Miscox, Threadneedle Investments and Vodafone, among many others.
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