MSc Accounting and Finance

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Introduction

Develop your financial skills and know-how with our comprehensive Masters degree in Accounting and Finance. Take your career to the next level.

You want lucrative, wide-ranging opportunities that challenge you. You’re driven and want to understand the complexity of global financial markets. Our full-time course has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in accounting and finance.

Here at ARU, we use dynamic, active learning-based seminars to underpin your learning experience, and encourage collaborative ways of working.

You’ll also get instant access to our Bloomberg Financial Market Lab, where you can learn the trade in a safe, supportive space.

There’s the option to take a placement in industry too, and further enhance your employability.

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Course options

Course duration: 12 months (September starts), 15 months (January starts). Placement option: 21 months (September starts), 24 months (January starts).

Key facts

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Facilities

Course features

As an MSc Accounting and Finance student you'll benefit from:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and safe environment
  • niche international content that reaches beyond ACCA
  • the chance to build your professional network
  • the option to gain valuable experience with an industry placement

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers

Studying MSc Accounting and Finance can open many doors, in the UK and internationally.

Whether you’re interested in the more analytical side of finance, or you’re considering a new path in forensic accounting, there’s a wealth of opportunities available for postgraduates.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our Business PhD - School of Economics, Finance and Law. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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Benefits of postgraduate study

Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

Postgraduate study at ARU

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