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MSc Finance And Accounting

Course overview

This course is ideal for Accounting and Finance graduates seeking to improve their employment and personal development opportunities. Applicants with professional qualifications and industry experience are also encouraged to apply.

Members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have a particular advantage in that they may claim for exemptions from certain modules on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, based on completion of the ACCA’s professional-level papers.

When you study Finance and Accounting at UWL, you have direct contact with our course tutors who have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience.


Corporate Financial Management

Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Financial Reporting

Business Strategy

Research Dissertation

*Optional modules



Management and Decision Making

*Option modules will run subject to staff availability and viable student numbers opting to take the module

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Applicants who have completed the Chartered Association of Chartered Certified Accountant's (ACCA) Professional Level exams can expect exemptions as outlined below. Applicants who have attained a similar level with other recognised professional bodies may be eligible for exemption subject to consideration of the course leader.

Claiming exemptions from the MSc Finance and Accounting degree on the basis of ACCA Professional Level Papers:

MSc Module Basis of Exemption
Corporate Financial Management ACCA Paper: P4 Advanced Financial Management
Corporate Responsibility ACCA Paper: P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
Corporate Financial Reporting ACCA Paper: P2 Corporate Reporting
Business Strategy ACCA Paper P3 Business Analysis
Tax System & Policy ACCA Paper: P6 Advanced Taxation
Auditing in Practice ACCA Paper: P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance
Management Decision Making ACCA Paper: P5 Advanced Performance Management
Capital Markets and Decisions under risk No Exemption basis - all students must complete this module
Dissertation No Exemption basis - all students must complete this module

Career and study progression

The course will give graduates the skills to access senior roles in accountancy including:

Financial Controllers

Audit Seniors

Financial Analysts

Senior Accountants

The curriculum meets the needs of the profession, and the qualification is recognised by employers.

On completion, graduates would be eligible to apply for a doctoral programme.

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