University of Essex

Degree level: Postgraduate

Accounting and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

The dual disciplines of accounting and finance complement each other to create a wide-reaching view of an organisation’s financial status which makes MSc Accounting and Finance a desirable Masters degree. At Essex we encourage you to practice fair finance and ethical accounting to mitigate and manage risk. MSc Accounting and Finance builds on your existing knowledge of financial reporting and corporate analysis to develop you into an agile and confident financial manager. You cover topics including:

  • recent developments in theoretical approaches to accounting and corporate finance
  • quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research
  • financial reporting
  • portfolio management
Our MSc Accounting and Finance is taught at Essex Business School. You join one of the UK’s largest and most respected finance groups and experience a Masters education that combines theory with practice. You further your understanding of advanced accounting and corporate finance and can tailor your studies to your professional ambitions by choosing from a range of optional modules. You benefit from academic excellence in two fields where you work with researchers who are at the cutting-edge of accounting and finance theory:
  • The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) works with leading financial services firms and public sector organisations, governments and policy institutions to produce work that makes real-world impact across the globe.
  • The Essex Accounting Centre is at the forefront of the field of accounting and produce empirical and theoretical research.
Our world-renowned academics embed the latest thinking into your course to ensure you stay up-to-date with the current developments and major issues in accounting and financial reporting. Whether you’re thinking about continuing your studies to PhD level or targeting a senior role in the world of accounting or finance, this is the course to advance your career.

Course details


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can be found on the University of Essex website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13030 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13030 Year 1
Scotland £13030 Year 1
Wales £13030 Year 1
Channel Islands £13030 Year 1
EU £20350 Year 1
International £20350 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees for part-time courses are calculated pro-rata to the relevant full-time fee. Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.
Accounting and Finance at University of Essex - UCAS