University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

Gain an in-depth understanding of the role of finance and accounting in the contemporary commercial environment. You'll learn how to make judgements on complex commercial issues and discover how advanced research findings apply to real-world scenarios in an international context. Study topics such as financial reporting and regulation, securities and investments, financial markets and institutions, quantitative methods for finance, and accounting information systems. Our master's programmes in accounting are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). On successful completion of the MSc Accounting and Finance, you will be exempt from four ACCA applied knowledge and applied skills exams: Business Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA), and Corporate and Business Law (LW). In addition, you'll be granted exemptions from four CIMA professional exams: BA1 to BA4. For more information, please visit the programme page:

Course details


Sample modules include:

  • Financial reporting and regulation
  • Securities, futures and options
  • Fixed income and equity investments
  • Introductory quantitative methods for finance
  • Accounting information systems.
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Assessment method

You will learn and be assessed through a wide variety of teaching methods which vary depending on your chosen Masters programme. These include online materials and multimedia content, guest lectures, individual and group assignments, case studies, field visits, dealing room simulations, presentations, applied projects, consultancy work and examinations. On average examinations form around 70% of the assessed work with the remaining 30% coming from coursework, including a written dissertation or project depending on your chosen programme. The exam period falls between April and June in the summer term, with students taking an average of 5 or 6 exams. Graduation normally takes place in December.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an Internationally recognised university. Applicants need a degree where they have taken at least two Accounting modules. Those without any Accounting modules but who have a professional Accounting qualification or relevant professional experience may also be considered. IELTS: 6.5 with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills. IELTS with pre-sessional English: 6.5 with no component below 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16500 Whole course
England £16500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £16500 Whole course
Scotland £16500 Whole course
Wales £16500 Whole course
Channel Islands £16500 Whole course
International £23750 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Accounting and Finance at University of Reading - UCAS