University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

You will explore the essentials of corporate finance and the relationship between accounting information and organisational performance. At the same time, you will build advanced skills in handling quantitative data and examine how modern finance theories are applied to solve complex finance problems. You will gain an understanding of important research methods in finance and their impact on current practice, and explore topics such as organisational performance and financial reporting. Beyond these core modules, you will also be able to specialise in areas that suit your career plans with your choice of optional modules. You will take at least one of Corporate Governance or Information and Organisation Design, but you could also study topics such as forensic accounting, behavioural finance or international investment. To demonstrate the knowledge and skills you gain during the programme, you will design and carry out your own research dissertation in the final semester. This allows you to focus on a topic of your choice, developing your ability to tackle the most pressing challenges currently facing the industry. Throughout the course we support you to develop the professional skills that will be critical for a successful career in the financial services.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs. This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.


Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent in a related subject, for example accounting or finance. Must have a good grounding in quantitative subjects. A background in accounting is essential.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website http://www.leeds.ac.uk/mastersfees

Sponsorship information

There are a number of part fee scholarships available for UK, EU and international students https://business.leeds.ac.uk/directory/lubs-scholarships

Accounting and Finance at University of Leeds - UCAS