You know you're capable of more than the regular path through accountancy. So you want to be in environment that will challenge you, nurture you and enable you to take your skills further than you thought possible. Our full time MSc Accounting and Finance with Placement Year degree has the right balance of everything you need to succeed in accounting and finance: niche international content reaching beyond ACCA, knowledgeable and industry-experienced lecturers, influential guest speakers and strong local and London-based professional connections. By getting hands-on in our Bloomberg Lab and by undertaking a year-long work placement, you will leave ARU with the essential skills and confidence to excel.
You want to stand out from the crowd and enhance your career; you see the opportunities within your industry and want to be able to seize them and be prepared for the real world. You will get access to our Bloomberg Financial Market Lab from day one, where you will get hands on with relevant platforms and learn the tricks of the trade in a safe space, without the worry of being judged or rated. Once you have completed all the modules, you will undertake a year-long placement in a company of your choice, what will complement your knowledge, enhance your skills and boost your confidence for your next role.
Our MSc Accounting and Finance attracts students from all over the world, which infuses the classes with global perspective. That makes learning about Global Financial Markets, International Accounting, and International Tax Theory and Policy more real and accessible. Your course mates can offer valuable insights into their local markets and practices, which enriches the discussion and your learning path, giving you exposure to different cultures and professional customs right there, in the classroom.
Our tutors are dedicated to the subject and want to see you progress. There's an open door policy, which encourages building strong working relationships with students. You'll benefit from their industry contacts, which means you'll start building your own local network while you're at ARU. You will get real insight during special lectures and seminars led by prominent industry guests. Our dynamic, active learning-based seminars involve the combination of individual research and team work. This approach will help you develop critical thinking and collaboration skills, and give you a chance to reflect on your performance at the end of the session. Our course will challenge you, and help you get more out of yourself and the industry, so that you can take your career to the next level.
Your MSc in Accounting and Finance can lead to a lucrative career in a wide range of settings and roles, in the UK and internationally.
Through our Intern programme, around 40 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
Assessment is mainly through informal question and answer sessions. You can expect individual and group presentations, management reports, exams, presentation or written analysis of case studies, and assignments.
Our assessment strategy is linked closely to your future employability. You'll develop skills that can be transferred to the professional environment, such as team work, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
This is a 24-month programme.Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
If you're a UK or EU student, you won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to study with us – though you must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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