Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Accounting and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

If you wish to pursue a career in accounting, or require knowledge of accounting in your role as a budget holder, our MSc Accounting and Finance provides a thorough understanding of the key areas of accounting and financial management for non-accounting graduates. We seek students from business/management, accounting and finance, or those with a quantitative background. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics. Strong emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation using case study and live company analysis. On completion of the course, you will be able to understand, apply and critically assess a wide range of accounting and financial theories. Highlights

  • The Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.
  • This programme is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Short tests, written examinations, coursework, group work and poster sessions. Minimum pass mark of 50%.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

How to apply

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Entry requirements

Usually a second-class honours degree in a subject related to finance, accounting or business studies. We also welcome students from any quantitative background. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6225 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6225 Year 1
Scotland £6225 Year 1
Wales £6225 Year 1
International £9600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Accounting and Finance at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS