Accounting and Data Analytics at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

The digitalisation of accounting and financial management in modern business means that professionals with the skills and aptitude to identify, analyse and use vast amounts of financial data are in high demand. On this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's degree, you'll build a proficiency in accounting, expanding your knowledge of accounting and analytical software, report writing, and data and critical analysis. You'll get the confidence and skill to use the findings from the data you analyse to make strategic business decisions. You'll graduate with a flexible and sought after skill set, opening the door to jobs in banking, accounting and the financial sector, as well as more specific roles like forensic accounting. Accredited by: This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA). What you'll experience On this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's course you'll:

  • Combine big data theory, business acumen and communication ability into a sought after skill set
  • Improve your financial analysis and data visualisation skills
  • Learn how to prepare and analyse accounts
  • Get experience with analytical software
  • Learn how to effectively analyse financial data to achieve certain goals, such as internal auditing
  • Access the same data, analytics and software used by city traders in our Bloomberg Suite
  • Study alongside students from our MSc Forensic Accounting and MSc Accounting and Finance courses, so you'll experience other areas of accounting and get a better idea of what to expect in the workplace
  • Develop transferable skills such as business acumen, professional ethics, critical analysis, report writing, communication skills and data analysis
  • Be able to attend guest lectures, which illustrate how you can apply the knowledge and skill you learn in industry
  • Study modules that accelerate the path to membership of accounting professional bodies after the course
  • Programming skills are not required on this course.
Careers and opportunities When you finish this Accounting and Data Analytics Master's course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. What can you do with an Accounting and Data Analytics Master's degree? Areas that you could go on to work in include:
  • accounting
  • banking
  • financial sector businesses
  • internal and external auditing
  • forensic technology
  • professional services


Core modules in this year include:

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation (15 credits)
  • Database Design and Implementation (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (15 credits)
  • Financial Analysis (15 credits)
  • Statistics and Data Modelling I (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (15 credits)
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Corporate Valuation (15 credits)
  • Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations (15 credits)
  • Valuations and the Expert Report (15 credits)
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through: exams coursework reports optional module cross examination You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015) An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015) An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4200 Year 1
England £4200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4200 Year 1
Scotland £4200 Year 1
Wales £4200 Year 1
Channel Islands £4200 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4200 Year 1
International £6400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For further fee information please see the corresponding University of Portsmouth course page or visit
Accounting and Data Analytics at University of Portsmouth - UCAS