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Course summary

With a strong demand for accounting and financial skills in the job market, our MSc Accounting and Finance will set you up for a rewarding career. The programme will bring you up to speed with the fundamentals of accountancy and business finance, and develop an advanced understanding of the practical skills needed for graduate roles in the financial sector. You’ll get the opportunity to engage with a Business Project or Dissertation. This is a substantial piece of work designed to provide you with the opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course. With a strong demand for accounting and financial skills in the job marketing, our MSc Accounting and Finance can set you up for a rewarding career. On this stimulating and varied course, you’ll learn about the practical and strategic application of financial and management accounting information, business finance, as well as how corporations report on and engage with sustainability issues. This course is a fantastic step towards becoming a qualified accountant. It is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means you will benefit from exemptions, which will reduce the number of ACCA or CIMA professional exams that you will need to take to become a fully qualified accountant once in employment. How will my skills develop? As well as financial accounting concepts, case studies and theories, you’ll also develop key skills in management accounting to help you construct and interpret financial statements, critically assess tools and use real-world data in core modules such as sustainability accounting and accountability. All of this means you’ll become highly skilled at providing information to business leaders, improving commercial decision-making and business performance. You'll study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the skills that you will gain throughout the year. This is our professional development programme and an integrated module that runs throughout your MSc course at Aston Business School. The programme will equip you with transferable skills and relevant experiences for the workplace, giving you a competitive edge in the job market, or for when starting a business. Flexible and personalised, this programme can be tailored to your career aspirations, development needs, or existing professional experience. Whatever career path you wish to follow, this programme lets you take control of your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.


Entry requirements

One of the following: A UK honours degree, minimum Lower Second Class (2:2); Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Subject specific requirements: Applicants must also provide evidence of Mathematics - C/4 or above at GCSE (or equivalent). Please be aware if you have already specialised in Accounting and Finance or a related subject, we will consider your application instead for our MSc International Accounting and Finance programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12000 Whole course
Scotland £12000 Whole course
Wales £12000 Whole course
International £23500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Fees: The annual tuition fee for the Programme will be £12,000. Tuition fees may change in line with government policy. International Fees: The annual tuition fee for the Programme will be £23,500. The overseas fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme.
Accounting and Finance at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS