The MSc Accounting and Finance programme seeks to expand upon students' existing knowledge of mathematics through a combination of practical and theoretical study.

The programme aims to provide students with a specialist education in accounting and finance. It will give a global perspective on investment markets and asset classes, provide practical as well as theoretical knowledge on the processes and mechanics underlying investment, and build on students' existing numerical skills so that they are able to understand and practice investment-related mathematics.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Know and apply accounting and finance theory
  • Explain and apply international accounting standards
  • Critically evaluate financial statement information
  • Evaluate and compare different investments

Graduate attributes

By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Identify and define pertinent research questions
  • Critically review the relevant literature
  • Define an appropriate methodology
  • Analyse and solve valuation and investment problems
  • Work with large volumes of numerical data
  • Solve research problems / questions
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
  • Identify and evaluate social, cultural, global, ethical and environmental responsibilities and issues
  • Demonstrate skills in time management