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 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 work placement, you will leave ARU with the essential skills and confidence to excel.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
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 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 degree 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.
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.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.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 and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
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 email@example.com for further information.
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic all our students can choose to either study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours vary course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
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.
Full-time postgraduate (12 months, 15 months)
Full-time, part-time postgraduate (1 year, 2 years)
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