This taught postgraduate programme is research-led and will draw heavily on academic literature. It will build on your existing knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and finance. You will develop your ability to critically analyse the nature and conditions of effectiveness for these techniques to contribute to accounting and finance practice and governance.
In the first term you will explore contemporary issues in accounting and finance research literature. You will also build key skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will prepare you for the more specialist elective units taught in the second term. The final part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, which involves identifying and analysing a research question in accounting and/or finance under the guidance of a member of staff. For those planning on undertaking a PhD, this dissertation represents an important bridge between taught and advanced research studies.
This programme develops skills for critical analysis of accounting and finance topics, which will be valuable in your future career. The strong conceptual foundation it offers will support students who want to pursue an academic or professional career in accounting or finance.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Accounting and Finance: http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCohort=N&ayrCode=20%2F21&programmeCode=9ECON053T
How to apply
We welcome students from all over the world. We currently have students from more than 120 countries studying here at Bristol. Having a diverse cultural community provides a stimulating environment for both teaching and learning, for more information please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
A strong upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 percent (or equivalent qualification) in accounting and/or finance. Students with a first degree that is focused on only one of accounting or finance are expected to have undertaken some formal study of the other.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£13,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£13,000||Year 1|